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« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2021, 04:16:19 pm »

    8/50

  • Driven a train - Many years ago on an industrial railway
  • Left the station in Taunton
  • Travelled on a Groupsave ticket - Yes Bedwyn to Paddington
  • Visited Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch - not by train 
  • Travelled through the Channel Tunnel - many times
  • Let your originally planned train go because it was too busy - most memorably I got off the 18.30 Paddington to Swansea on Friday 8th September 1995 as it was too crowded - A very good decision even if the next train only got me home in the early hours of the following morning!
  • Used a rover or ranger ticket  - not recently but many years ago
  • Changed trains at Westbury
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« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2021, 04:18:11 pm »

There's a few missing from the list.

Alighted at Camborne on a Wednesday
Made a lateral shift and parallel move to reach Mornington Crescent
Caught a witching hour train to the Goober State
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« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2021, 04:40:01 pm »

There's a few missing from the list.

Alighted at Camborne on a Wednesday
Made a lateral shift and parallel move to reach Mornington Crescent
Caught a witching hour train to the Goober State


But train don't stop ....

I decided to stop at 50 rather than go on to 60, 75, 80 or even 100.
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« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2021, 06:22:57 pm »

Yes to all these ............... mostly yes  Grin
Ridden the New York Subway
Eaten a curry on a train
Dined in a Restaurant Car
Travelled on a line that was part of the main network and is now closed - Yes Ebbsfleet to Falkham Jcn (HS1 (High Speed line 1 - St Pancras to Channel Tunnel)) Continental Mainline between Saltwood Tunnel and Eurotunnel and I may as well add Lindford Street curve (Note these are closed to passenger trains
Driven a train
Ridden in a class 801 unit - and I have ridden on a Class 08 too which as the same degree of comfort  Grin
Travelled on the Lymington to Yarmouth ferry - yes on a BR (British Rail(ways)) Duty Pass back in the day
Been rowed across Weymouth Harbour on the ferry
Left the station in Taunton
Helped a fellow passenger lift their luggage on or off a train
Done the gardening at a station - No but I have dug up a few station platforms in my time  Grin
Overslept your station
Been to Platform 14 at Bristol Temple Meads - No but I have disembarked form a train (engineering train) Platform 1a at Paddington
Travelled through the Channel Tunnel
Let your originally planned train go because it was too busy
Got on or off a train at Coombe Junction - No, but I have changed trains at Bourne End
Travelled on the DLR (Docklands Light Railway)
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« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2021, 09:03:15 pm »

Been on a Cross Country train from Bath During Diversions
Dined in a Restaurant Car On a Preserved railway
Travelled on a line that was part of the main network and is now closed The old Midland route from Swinton to Goose hill junction. The old Midland route from Westerleigh to Bristol via Mangotsfield. The Withernsea branch.
Driven a train Not very fast it was an 08
Caught the train to Barton-on-Humber It was late and I missed the bus to Hull
Had a train stop at a request stop for you On a preserved railway
Ridden in a class 801 unit Yes
Stood on a 153 Yes
Been to Ebbw Vale by train on a railtour
Travelled on the Lymington to Yarmouth ferry both the current and the old ferries
Been rowed across Weymouth Harbour on the ferry Yes but the one from Southwold to Walberswick is much more fun
Left the station in Taunton Yes
Helped a fellow passenger lift their luggage on or off a train Yes
Used an easement Moreton in Marsh to Pershore via Shrub hill is the one I can remember
Used a split ticket Many times
Let your originally planned train go because it was too busy Yes
Used Plusbus Many times
Used a rover or ranger ticket used many starting with a freedom of Scotland in 1985
Changed trains at Westbury Yes
Changed trains at Worcestershire Parkway several times
Travelled on the DLR (Docklands Light Railway)Yes but not all of it
Travelled the Rhubarb Loop many times
Understood all of the above without having to look up any definitions Yes
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« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2021, 10:31:08 pm »

I must get out more - only 11 - one doubles up I think!.

I have had curry on a train - in India.

Driven a train (up to 6 thanks to my wife buying me Footex days three times as presents (one involving two locomotives), my mother in law doing so once and I once paid £5 to drive a diesel shunter up and down a platform at Kingswear.  I can tell you that the regulator on Tornado is much less pleasant to use than the one on a (real) Castle!

Stood on a 153 between Sowton and Digby and Exeter Central around 10 years ago

Helping other passengers with luggage is a regular part of life on the North Downs Line, with all the Gatwick traffic

Easements and and longer route to avoid rail replacement bus - using the Basingstoke - Woking - Guildford zigzag when the North Downs has been closed.

Overslept after boozy evening early in 1986 and slept in a waiting room in Swindon

Let a busy train go because it was too full - on a few occasions

Channel Tunnel - several times, as train passenger and with car, and as coach passenger on Shuttle - looking forward to being able to do it again soon

DLR (Docklands Light Railway) - about 4 times

 

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« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2021, 10:34:31 pm »

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Stood on a 153 between Sowton and Digby and Exeter Central around 10 years ago

Perhaps that should be "Stood in a 153, just in case anyone thinks I was an XR (Crossrail) pioneer.....
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« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2021, 11:23:26 pm »

Got on or off a train at Coombe Junction - No, but I have changed trains at Bourne End

Hmm .. that looks like a supermarket substitution - "Sorry - no Blueberry Cheesecake, so we have substituted Stilton Blue Cheese".   Good try ;-)
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« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2021, 01:06:38 am »

Got on or off a train at Coombe Junction - No, but I have changed trains at Bourne End

Hmm .. that looks like a supermarket substitution - "Sorry - no Blueberry Cheesecake, so we have substituted Stilton Blue Cheese".   Good try ;-)

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« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2021, 08:19:34 am »

Got on or off a train at Coombe Junction - No, but I have changed trains at Bourne End

Now that Lee has drawn my attention to this, I can't help thinking it sounds like something out of Roger's Profanisaurus...
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« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2021, 09:05:30 am »

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Travelling on a train in Ireland - Dublin<>Galway (Rugby Weekend)
Eaten a curry on a train - On a Virgin XC (Cross Country Trains (franchise)) service when hot food was an option
Dined in a Restaurant Car - Norwich>Liverpool Street numerous times back in the day when working out of Great Yarmouth
Had a train stop at a request stop for you - Portsmouth Arms, Exton
Stood on a 153 - Exmouth branch
Travelled on the hanging tramway in Wuppertal
Left the station in Taunton - Cricket matches
Helped a fellow passenger lift their luggage on or off a train
Travelled on a Groupsave ticket
Used a split ticket
Travelled through the Channel Tunnel
Used Plusbus
Used a rover or ranger ticket
Changed trains at Westbury
Travelled on the DLR (Docklands Light Railway)

Failed on the last item due to having no clue about the Rhubarb Loop
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« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2021, 12:52:59 pm »

Dined in a Restaurant Car
- a few times, prior to 1984, Newcastle to Kings Cross, back then allowed in the restaurant on a standard fare, so effectively first class travel for the price of a meal.
Travelled on a line that was part of the main network and is now closed
- Alnwick branch, and Tyneside riverside loop, and Tyne Dock to South Shields via the old BR (British Rail(ways)) route nearer the river. I won’t count the parts of the Tyneside system that were converted to Metro as they’re mostly still there and in use. 
Driven a train
- twice (although under extremely close supervision) once in Alnwick goods yard, and later on a works train lifting the Alnwick branch.
Been to Aylesbury Vale Parkway Station
- just because it’s there, like Everest.
"Bought" a zero cost excess
- not quite, but successfully negotiated my way out of an attempt to charge a suspect excess (via Westbury!)
Travelled on the Lymington to Yarmouth ferry
- once just to tick it off.
Crossed the Atlantic by ship
- 3 return trips (if you count getting to Antigua via the South Atlantic and returning direct).
Helped a fellow passenger lift their luggage on or off a train
- yes a couple of times
Overslept your station
- aiming for Newcastle, had to overnight in Morpeth. Got very early bus back.
Travelled through the Channel Tunnel
- two return trips, one on the first day at St Pancras
Let your originally planned train go because it was too busy
- on LU a few times
Used a rover or ranger ticket
- a few, but a highlight was using a bus red rover on the tube all day - in late sixties I think.
Changed trains at Westbury
- a few times en route to/from Plymouth but not since about 1982
Travelled on the DLR (Docklands Light Railway)
- many times
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« Reply #27 on: September 29, 2021, 06:21:36 am »

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Stood on a 153 between Sowton and Digby and Exeter Central around 10 years ago

Perhaps that should be "Stood in a 153, just in case anyone thinks I was an XR (Crossrail) pioneer.....

Not you in this picture - https://www.flickr.com/photos/149822823@N04/51252244834/ - then??
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« Reply #28 on: September 29, 2021, 09:40:51 pm »

Travelling on a train in Ireland - No
Ridden the New York Subway - No
Eaten a curry on a train - No
Been on a Mystex (Train on which passengers don't know where they are going)▸ - No (this is a good start....)
Been on a Cross Country train from Bath - Yes, although it was operating a GW (Great Western) service
Dined in a Restaurant Car - Plenty (BR (British Rail(ways)), DB» (Deutsche Bahn - German State Railway - about), ZSR, CD (Capital Delivery), MAV...)
Travelled on a line that was part of the main network and is now closed - Yes (Gloucester Eastgate, original ECML (East Coast Main Line) through Selby amongst others)
Driven a train - No
Caught a train to or from Pilning - Yes
Been to a Railfuture meeting - No
Driven a tram - No
Caught the train to Barton-on-Humber - No
Had a train stop at a request stop for you - Yes
Been on the Ghan  - No
Ridden in a class 801 unit - Yes
Stood on a 153 - Yes
Travelled on the hanging tramway in Wuppertal - Yes
Been to Aylesbury Vale Parkway Station - Yes
"Bought" a zero cost excess - Yes (or rather have asked for one, but was told not to bother!)
Been to Ebbw Vale by train - Yes
Travelled on the Lymington to Yarmouth ferry - Yes
Crossed the Atlantic by ship - No (unless the Sound of Sleat counts)
Been rowed across Weymouth Harbour on the ferry - No
Left the station in Taunton - yes
Caught a train to or from Melksham - yes
Helped a fellow passenger lift their luggage on or off a train - Yes
Taken part in an event such as "Community Rail in the City" at a station - No
Done the gardening at a station - No
Used an easement - Not knowingly
Travelled on a Groupsave ticket - No
Overslept your station - No
Gone the long way round to avoid a rail replacement bus - No
Used a split ticket - Yes
Been to Platform 14 at Bristol Temple Meads (Possibly, but I would have been too young to notice!)
Visited Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch - Yes
Travelled through the Channel Tunnel -  Yes
Caught a through train from London to Newquay or Tenby - No
Travelled with Amtrak - No
Let your originally planned train go because it was too busy - yes
Used Plusbus - No
Used a rover or ranger ticket - Yes
Changed trains at Westbury - Yes
Got on or off a train at Coombe Junction - Yes
Changed trains at Worcestershire Parkway - No, but have used the station
Travelled on the DLR (Docklands Light Railway)▸ - Yes
Been to Hainault on the tube - Yes
Been to Media City on rails - Yes
Travelled on MailRail - No
Travelled the Rhubarb Loop - Yes (but isn't it a curve...?)
Understood all of the above without having to look up any definitions - Yes
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