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« Reply #45 on: December 05, 2019, 05:45:36 pm »

Pedant alert
Gravity still works when things travel uphill, just acting to decelerate rather than accelerate.

Double pedant alert... it's the Festiniog ('cos that's what its Act of Parliament said), which admittedly runs to Blaenau Ffestiniog.
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« Reply #46 on: December 06, 2019, 06:16:55 am »

The trouble with slammers - people detraining before the train has come to a halt


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« Reply #47 on: December 06, 2019, 07:08:28 am »

A soldier under arrest for being AWL and being taken back to Aldershot by the MP makes his bid for freedom.
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« Reply #48 on: December 06, 2019, 07:37:38 am »

I can remember a colleague using the "fish train" to get back to camp. The Sargeant Major walked round him on parade, but presumably couldn't think of an appropriate comment. [Supporter of the late lamented Apostrophe Preservation Society]
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« Reply #49 on: December 06, 2019, 08:02:40 am »

I don't think those trains ran to Taunton. 
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« Reply #50 on: December 06, 2019, 10:17:40 am »

The trouble with slammers - people detraining before the train has come to a halt

Most morning peak arrivals into Waterloo were empty by the time the train stopped.
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« Reply #51 on: December 06, 2019, 11:20:46 am »

Groombridge.
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« Reply #52 on: December 06, 2019, 11:37:04 am »

First thought was Eridge.

By the way, I first watched the Horn Concerto above with the sound off. I thought "wa'sit all about?". Then I realised. Dense? Moi?
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« Reply #53 on: December 06, 2019, 02:49:01 pm »

The 99 head code is for London Bridge to Uckfield via Hever, if Central Section but Brighton to Bristol if Western Section
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« Reply #54 on: December 06, 2019, 04:17:31 pm »

Groombridge and Eridge both seem more likely than what I was told ... but please don't read too much into the head code as it may not be "genuine".
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« Reply #55 on: December 06, 2019, 05:44:47 pm »

... and at least we know which end has first class! A step up on the current arrangement  Cheesy

If I had to hazard a guess being a film shot - Longmoor Military Railway - somewhere
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« Reply #56 on: December 06, 2019, 05:57:07 pm »

Pedant alert
Gravity still works when things travel uphill, just acting to decelerate rather than accelerate.

Double pedant alert... it's the Festiniog ('cos that's what its Act of Parliament said), which admittedly runs to Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Triple pedant alert. Festiniog Railway Company is the owning company. However the railway trades as Ffestiniog Railway/Rheilffordd Ffestiniog.
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« Reply #57 on: December 06, 2019, 06:14:00 pm »

First Class was in the centre coach. The inverted black triangle was painted on two and three car multiple-units in order to provide an early visual indication to station staff that there was no brake van at the other end of the unit.  The four and six car demus had brake vans at each end.
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« Reply #58 on: December 06, 2019, 10:18:57 pm »

... and at least we know which end has first class! A step up on the current arrangement  Cheesy

If I had to hazard a guess being a film shot - Longmoor Military Railway - somewhere

Yes - it's 'The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery'. Liss station?
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« Reply #59 on: December 06, 2019, 10:36:35 pm »

... and at least we know which end has first class! A step up on the current arrangement  Cheesy

If I had to hazard a guess being a film shot - Longmoor Military Railway - somewhere

Yes - it's 'The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery'. Liss station?

Here's a reference site on that - and it says:
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The film's Nutcombe station. Chris Churcher advises that this shot was taken on the former Longmoor Downs Station on the Longmoor Military Railway. It was the largest station on the LMR and is now sadly underneath the main A3 road. In addition, he says that the Hampshire three car DMU is about to depart south towards Greatham and Woolmer. (RL)

Add: having peered at those two pictures for a bit, the signal "post" does look identically similar. Groombridge looked very similar, but without quite being the full cigarsworth.
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