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« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2021, 11:40:05 pm »

12. Remains of Cherwell Bridge at Shipston on Cherwell on the former Woodstock Branch near its junction with the Oxford to Banbury line. 

Will accept that answer its at Shipton on Cherwell but is over the Oxford Canal not the river.

The Woodstock branch started at Kidlington station and ran alongside the main line until just north of the Cherwell bridge and then turned west to cross the canal here. The wide trackbed is still visible.
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« Reply #31 on: December 07, 2021, 11:43:57 pm »

8. With the benefit of the clue for some reassurance (!), I think may be Dawlish.

Not Quite
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« Reply #32 on: December 07, 2021, 11:59:19 pm »

9. Disused Bridge, (or is it a viaduct), over the Cherwell just south of Kings Sutton, on the Banbury and Cheltenham Direct route. As seen from the canal towpath. Brewery clue is Hook Norton?
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« Reply #33 on: December 08, 2021, 12:04:18 am »

1 is Tewkesbury, where the old Ashchurch–Malvern line crosses the lower level of the River Avon. There's a mooring basin just beyond it, beneath the weir. We've often moored just downstream of the picture, by the 90s flats, then continued into the basin to turn round.
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« Reply #34 on: December 08, 2021, 12:06:05 am »

Will accept that answer its at Shipton on Cherwell but is over the Oxford Canal not the river.

I should have checked the OS (Ordnance Survey) map. Google wrongly says River Cherwell!
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« Reply #35 on: December 08, 2021, 12:10:30 am »

Will accept that answer its at Shipton on Cherwell but is over the Oxford Canal not the river.

I should have checked the OS (Ordnance Survey) map. Google wrongly says River Cherwell!

It’s complicated along there, from memory I believe that is the original river channel through Shipton, or maybe just the bit through “Thrupp Wide”, but they built a new artificial channel to divert the main flow of the river.
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« Reply #36 on: December 08, 2021, 09:29:53 am »

9. Disused Bridge, (or is it a viaduct), over the Cherwell just south of Kings Sutton, on the Banbury and Cheltenham Direct route. As seen from the canal towpath. Brewery clue is Hook Norton?

Correct Brewery is Hook Norton. The bridge or viaduct had a metal span over the Oxford canal that has been removed. Picture taken from the towpath.
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« Reply #37 on: December 08, 2021, 09:33:42 am »

8. With the benefit of the clue for some reassurance (!), I think may be Dawlish.

Not Quite

Just 8 and 10 to go and brooklea is very close on 8
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« Reply #38 on: December 08, 2021, 09:35:46 am »

10.  Bridge over the Plym, seen from the A38 by Marsh Mills, Plymouth (after lunch at Saltram!).
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« Reply #39 on: December 08, 2021, 09:47:23 am »

10.  Bridge over the Plym, seen from the A38 by Marsh Mills, Plymouth (after lunch at Saltram!).
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« Reply #40 on: December 08, 2021, 10:20:05 am »

8 The presence of two phases to the bridges suggest the line has been doubled from 2 to 4 tracks, so perhaps Dawlish Warren?
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« Reply #41 on: December 08, 2021, 10:23:52 am »

For 8 - since it's the only one left there's no scope for a mistake this time - I'll go for the next one along again. The next separate place to Dawlish going south is Holcombe, and there's a brick-vaulted passageway for beach access and storm water egress on Smuggler's Lane that looks just right.
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« Reply #42 on: December 08, 2021, 12:58:57 pm »

For 8 - since it's the only one left there's no scope for a mistake this time - I'll go for the next one along again. The next separate place to Dawlish going south is Holcombe, and there's a brick-vaulted passageway for beach access and storm water egress on Smuggler's Lane that looks just right.

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8 The presence of two phases to the bridges suggest the line has been doubled from 2 to 4 tracks, so perhaps Dawlish Warren?

Stuving is correct. The reason for the two phases is the original atmospheric line was single track, it was later doubled.
This was also the site of Parsons tunnel box. Famous for being so small you had to take the armchair outside to turn it round.
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« Reply #43 on: December 08, 2021, 01:07:28 pm »

That concudes yesterdays quiz.

Very enjoyable making the trips all of wich where this year and also running the quiz.

I will be back with a mixed bag quiz next Monday.
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« Reply #44 on: December 08, 2021, 01:40:32 pm »

That concudes yesterdays quiz.

Very enjoyable making the trips all of wich where this year and also running the quiz.

I will be back with a mixed bag quiz next Monday.

Tony, THANK YOU, look forward to seeing you next week
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