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Author Topic: Have members any suggestions for new names for GWR stations?  (Read 1181 times)
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« on: January 18, 2021, 11:27:59 pm »

Stations in cities in Ireland - and now perhaps the USA - and airports have been named after national and regional figures to honour their memories in their home towns and cities

Joe Biden is no stranger to trains. He has been called Amtrak Joe.

Indeed -- so much so that his local station has been renamed after him.

Have members any suggestions for new names for GWR stations?
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2021, 11:57:15 pm »

Not a policy of naming railways staions after poeple, in the UK, also not limited to GWR please? include the coffee shop area, with me in SWR land, much more opertunity for odd suggestions. My station is Hinton Admiral, no such place, there is The two houses at Hinton, a brisk 15 min walk away. Should be called: Sir George Tapps-Gervis-Meyrick station
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2021, 12:40:41 am »

Not a policy of naming railways staions after poeple, in the UK, also not limited to GWR please? include the coffee shop area, with me in SWR land, much more opertunity for odd suggestions. My station is Hinton Admiral, no such place, there is The two houses at Hinton, a brisk 15 min walk away. Should be called: Sir George Tapps-Gervis-Meyrick station

By all means go wider - we have fuzzy edges.  "Banbury Godiva", "Bletchley Turing", "Poole Baden-Powell" anyone?
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2021, 01:14:48 am »

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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2021, 06:03:41 am »

Taplow Green 😉
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2021, 12:27:45 pm »

Sir Nicholas Winton is already waitng for a train at Maidenhead.

 Windsor & Eton Central station has already been renamed Harry & Meghan Central although it didn't last long!
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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2021, 12:57:13 pm »

Bristol Brunel Meads. Alternatively, Bristol Kingdom Temple ? direct link on metrolbus to the Jehovahs Witnesses!
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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2021, 01:07:05 pm »

Bristol Brunel Meads. Alternatively, Bristol Kingdom Temple ? direct link on metrolbus to the Jehovahs Witnesses!

Would it not be more atmospheric to apply Brunel's name to Starcross?

I have been looking through people voted as the "Greatest Britain" at the BBC a few years back and come up with some clusters to rename stations serving different parts of a city such as ...
PLY   - Plymouth Drake
DPT   - Plymouth Scott

or
CBW    - Canterbury Caxton
CBE     - Canterbury Chaucer
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2021, 01:49:47 pm »

I suggest renaming a number of stations in Cornwall after their local pasty bakers. Hence we get

Saltash Helluva
Liskeard Barnicutt
Lostwithiel Luscombe
St Austell Niles
Camborne Berryman
Hayle Philp
Penzance Warren

This would be contingent on an agreement that no station is Cornwall could countenance being named after Ginsters!
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2021, 02:00:16 pm »

This would be contingent on an agreement that no station is Cornwall could countenance being named after Ginsters!

Can we amend that to "no current station", please?

Ginsters are based at Callington, which has doubled in population since the railway from Gunnislake closed in 1966 - it's now a larger town than (for example) Gunnislake was at the time of closure.  Should Ginsters provide funding and operational support for a re-opening of the rail line into Callington, it would be churlish to refuse the station the name "Callington Ginsters".
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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2021, 03:23:50 pm »

Melksham Ellis
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« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2021, 04:05:46 pm »

Melksham [snip]

No - Melksham Moule - in honour of a Henry Moule who's invention saved many, many thousands of lives during a time of disease.  The Victorian equivalent of some of our current research scientists who's work is giving us some hope of a return to a new normal.  From Wikipedia:

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Henry Moule (1801?1880) was a priest in the Church of England and inventor of the dry earth toilet.

During the cholera pandemics of 1849 and 1854 his exertions were unwearied. Impressed by the insalubrity of the houses, especially in the summer of 1858 (the Great Stink), he turned his attention to sanitary science, and invented what is called the dry earth system.

Wikipedia talks of tens of thousands of dry closets still in use around the world.
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« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2021, 04:24:26 pm »

Bristol Brunel Meads. Alternatively, Bristol Kingdom Temple ? direct link on metrolbus to the Jehovahs Witnesses!

Would it not be more atmospheric to apply Brunel's name to Starcross?

I have been looking through people voted as the "Greatest Britain" at the BBC a few years back and come up with some clusters to rename stations serving different parts of a city such as ...
PLY   - Plymouth Drake
DPT   - Plymouth Scott

or
CBW    - Canterbury Caxton
CBE     - Canterbury Chaucer

The Woke Brigade would never let you have "Plymouth Drake"......I'm just relieved his statue is still standing on The Hoe!
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« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2021, 04:41:06 pm »

Evesham Sir Henry Fowler

Fowler was born in Evesham and educated at Prince Henry's Grammar School. The school and its sports fields overlook the point at which the GWR and Midland lines crossed in Evesham.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Fowler_(engineer)
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« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2021, 04:49:45 pm »

Greenaway Halt to Agatha Christie Estate. Torbay would push for that even though not in Torbay.
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