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18:23 London Paddington to Banbury
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20:01 Reading to Gatwick Airport
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21:00 Penzance to Exeter St Davids
21:02 Oxford to London Paddington
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21:29 Gatwick Airport to Reading
21:37 Looe to Liskeard
22:16 Cheltenham Spa to Swindon
22:24 Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
22:30 Swindon to Westbury
22:44 Taunton to Bristol Temple Meads
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« on: December 08, 2021, 08:08:15 am »

Just one each, please, for the first 24 hours

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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2021, 09:22:47 am »

1. Reading Green Park
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2021, 09:26:48 am »

OK, let's get the ball rolling....rather than try to get guess which Sims Metals yard that is, let's try the easy one - 5 looks like Sete Rios Station in Lisbon, thanks to a helpful clue from a cut-price German supermarket chain!
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From station to station, back to Bristol city....


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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2021, 12:04:08 pm »

Could 7 be an exhibition somewhere for the proposed Bristol Mass Transit system?
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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2021, 12:06:03 pm »

Could 7 be an exhibition somewhere for the proposed Bristol Mass Transit system?


It isn't ... though it is a good example of trains and buses coming together at the same place.
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2021, 12:11:14 pm »

2. Is it the new Brent Cross West?  Steelwork seems familiar.
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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2021, 12:42:32 pm »

OK, let's get the ball rolling....rather than try to get guess which Sims Metals yard that is, let's try the easy one - 5 looks like Sete Rios Station in Lisbon, thanks to a helpful clue from a cut-price German supermarket chain!

Most Sims Metal yards are on flat estates, which that isn't, so looking at their locations, I would hazard a guess that it is at Neath.
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« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2021, 03:22:17 pm »

2. Is it the new Brent Cross West?  Steelwork seems familiar.

Yes

1. Reading Green Park

Yes

...  - 5 looks like Sete Rios Station in Lisbon, ...

Yes, it is.

Other guesses - sorry, 6 is NOT Neath, and 7 is NOT a Bristol exhibition
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« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2021, 07:48:03 pm »

As the scrapped coach is a KiwiRail SA (a rebuilt BR (British Rail(ways)) MkII) No.6 appears to be Seaview, Lower Hutt.
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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2021, 08:48:00 pm »

As the scrapped coach is a KiwiRail SA (a rebuilt BR (British Rail(ways)) MkII) No.6 appears to be Seaview, Lower Hutt.


Yes - number 6 is indeed New Zealand - and my thanks to [name] for permission to use the picture in the quiz.  I saw it and couldn't resist trying to include it.    Very VERY embarrassing - I'm looking back through my feed and failing to find that name and permission ... will take a further look overnight or others (such as the person) welcome to remind me ((turning into forgetful old man!))

47476NightMail - welcome to the forum, and your first post.  Do you have a Kiwi (or Sims) connection?
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« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2021, 11:42:35 am »

Thanks.  I’ve spent a fair amount of time in NZ so recognized the Auckland Transport SA (Suburban Auckland) coach being scrapped.  The hills in the background made me think that it looked like Wellington which narrowed down the likely possibilities to Lower Hutt (not that I was 100% sure).

Having now tracked down the original photo on Facebook, the coach in question is ex-BR (British Rail(ways)) Mk2D TSO (The Stationary Office (now OPSI)) 5729, rebuilt sometime after 2003 and out of use since 2015 following the electrification of the Auckland suburban rail network and replacement by the CAF-built AM class EMUs (Electric Multiple Unit).
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