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« on: December 02, 2021, 12:54:24 am »

One each, please, for the first 24 hours ...

1. What do Computers, Pottery, Iron Products and Football have in common?
Can you add another example to the list?
bignosemac - products associated with open stations with no train service

2. What do Dove Holes, Connel Ferry, Havenhouse and Worcestershire Parkway have in common?
Can you add another example to the list?
eightonedee - stations recording an increase in passenger numbers in 2020/21

3. What do Sandsend, Ramsgate, Boniface Down and Combe Down have in common?
Can you add another example to the list?
Reginald 25 - Railway tunnels no longer in use for rail passengers

4. What do Lazonby & Kirkoswald, Llanbradach, Langbank and Longbridge have in common?
Can you add another example to the list?
Worcester_Passenger - Stations with three letter codes L-?-B

5. What do Huddersfield, Arboath, Tonbridge and Bath have in common?
Can you add another example to the list?

6. What do Burmarsh Road, Bury Bolton Street, Darley Dale and Irwell Vale have in common?
Can you add another example to the list?

7. What do Diamond, Jim Hughes, Spangap and Watermill have in common?
Can you add another example to the list?
Red Squirel - Bus / Coach operators

8. What do Croydon, Dulwich, Kilbride and Worthing have in common?
Can you add another example to the list?
Oxonhutch - Places with both "East" and "West" stations

9. What do Frome, Weymouth, Cheltenham Spa and Southampton Central have in common?
Can you add another example to the list?
rogerw - final destinations of through trains from the TransWilts line

10. What do Regents Park, Lambeth North, Marylebone and Warwick Avenue have in common?
Can you add another example to the list?
PrestburyRoad - Underground stations served ONLY by the Bakerloo line

11. What do Lydd Town, Matlock Bath, Nottingham Victoria and Laurencekirk have in common?
Can you add another example to the list?
Sulis John - Stations closed in 1967
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2021, 07:05:31 am »

10. In the style of a certain radio show, Mornington Crescent! (A Taunton and Melksham question answer)
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2021, 07:10:51 am »

10. In the style of a certain radio show, Mornington Crescent! (A Taunton and Melksham question answer)

An excellent answer but not a correct one that I was looking for.    Transfers of the sort you looked to use are excluded under the Melktaut rules during months ending "ber".
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2021, 07:18:01 am »

 

 

3. What do Sandsend, Ramsgate, Boniface Down and Combe Down have in common?
 


 
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2021, 07:37:18 am »



 

3. What do Sandsend, Ramsgate, Boniface Down and Combe Down have in common?
 

Closed railway tunnels


Yes, though in truly over-pedant mode "closed to railway traffic".   Combe Down has been re-opened due in no small part to the efforts of many people including one of our "Transport Scholar"s and walking or cycling through is a never-to-be-forgotten experience.  See https://www.twotunnels.org.uk
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2021, 08:22:39 am »

10. Maida Vale is another example of a non-interchange tube station that in 1970 was served by 1938 stock trains that included a 1927 stock trailer, or in other words non-interchange Bakerloo line stations.  When I was a commuter back then I chose to travel in the 1927 cars simply to enjoy the rare ambience of the 1920s design.
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2021, 08:39:36 am »

No. 8: All have both East and West.
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2021, 09:59:29 am »

9. All places served by through trains from Melksham (probably not the right answer, but true) Grin Grin
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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2021, 10:38:12 am »

9. All places served by through trains from Melksham (probably not the right answer, but true) Grin Grin

Pretty close to what I had in mind ... extended destinations of direct trains running between Westbury and Swindon.   Your "from" was right ... only two of the four listed have trains that start from them and continue onto the Westbury to Swindon line.

No. 8: All have both East and West.

Yes, that is correct

10. Maida Vale is another example of a non-interchange tube station that in 1970 was served by 1938 stock trains that included a 1927 stock trailer, or in other words non-interchange Bakerloo line stations.  When I was a commuter back then I chose to travel in the 1927 cars simply to enjoy the rare ambience of the 1920s design.

Yes ... four or five stations (not a complete list) of stations that would be closed if the muted closure of a "complete underground line" took part.    I have to wonder if that suggestion is more posturing than practical, but at the same time wonder if a formal closure procedure is needed in the circumstances. Central London Underground closures are not unpresedented - Aldwych springs to mind
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« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2021, 10:56:03 am »

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1. What do Computers, Pottery, Iron Products and Football have in common?
Can you add another example to the list?

IBM Halt, Wedgwood, Redcar British Steel, Manchester United FC(resolve) Halt. All stations that currently have no National Rail train service but are not officially closed.

Sampford Courtenay could also fit the bill.
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« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2021, 11:26:32 am »

7. Diamond, Jim Hughes, Spangap and Watermill are (or were) all coach operators. So I'll add Bristol Greyhound as another example.
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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2021, 11:50:39 am »

4. Stations with three-character codes of the form L?B - LZB, LNB, LGB and LOB respectively. Plus Lea Bridge is LEB.
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« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2021, 07:12:32 pm »

11. I'll add either Sidmouth or Six Mile Bottom to this list of stations closed in 1967. Thought for a bit they all went on the same day, but two appear to have been March; the other two in September. (Just) before my time...
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« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2021, 07:45:48 pm »

2 - Stations with an increase in use between 2019/20 and 2020/1 - add Berney Arms
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« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2021, 07:35:18 am »

Just two remaining - one I think is going to be hard, the other is one that people may be making hard by looking for something far more specific than I have in mind.

5. What do Huddersfield, Arboath, Tonbridge and Bath have in common?
Can you add another example to the list?

6. What do Burmarsh Road, Bury Bolton Street, Darley Dale and Irwell Vale have in common?
Can you add another example to the list?
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