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Author Topic: Odd one out - which and why?  (Read 1314 times)
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« on: August 27, 2022, 10:37:48 pm »

Odd one out - which and why? (and there may be multiple correct answers!)

Please tackle just one question each (at least at first)

1.
Paddington Bear
Kindertransport
Winston Churchill
John Betjamin
1 - Winston Churchill - not commemorated by a memorial at a London terminus station eightonedee

2.
Colyton
Summerwood Lane
Summerseat
The Squirrel
2 - Summerseat is a station on the East Lancs Railway (others are tram stops) - ellendune

3.
Ashford International to Paris
Brigg to Cleethorpes
Trowbridge to Waterloo
Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Picadilly
( 3 - Ashford International - Paris is the only one that you require a Passport to use the service, also the only service where the train is timetabled to exceed 126mph Electric Train )
( 3 - Bristol T M to Manchester Picc.  The only one to have a through service at present - bradshaw )
3 - Other 3 services apart from the Trowbridge to Waterloo service indicated their closures are temporary Froome


4.
Ilfracombe
Newquay
Helston
Looe
4 - Ilfracombe is in Devon, the others are in Cornwall. Merthyr Imp
But there is another answer I am looking for!
( 4 - Ilfracombe is LSWR (London South Western Railway), the others GWR (Great Western Railway) PhilWakely )
( 4 - Looe never had a through service from London AMLAG )
4 - Helston is not seaside, others are AMLAG


5.
Countisbury
Porlock
Quantock
Lynmouth
5 - Countisbury, Porlock, and Lynmouth are towns or villages on the A39. "Quantock" isn't - quite - such a place, though West Quantoxhead is. stuving

6.
Thornford
Dilton Marsh
Menheniot
Sandplace
6 - Menheniot is not a request stop, whereas the other three are. AMLAG

7.
150216
150230
150247
150261
7 - Unit 150230 in service with TfW, all others GWR. - Alan Pettit

8.
Devizes
Badminton
Wellington
Corsham
8 - Badminton - no reopening proposal on the DfT» (Department for Transport - about)’s latest list? - paul7575

9.
Hampshire and Dorset
West of England
South West
Southern Vectis
9 - Southern Vectis - not a first group company - rogerw

10.
Didcot
Basingstoke
Peterborough
Ipswich
10 - Basingstoke isn’t AC electrified? - paul7575

11.
5
8
9
10
11 - 8 - not an achieveable class 80x formation? - plymothian
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2022, 10:44:06 pm »

1 - Winston Churchill - not commemorated by a memorial at a London terminus station
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2022, 11:56:21 pm »

8. Badminton - no reopening proposal on the DfT» (Department for Transport - about)’s latest list?

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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2022, 06:42:56 am »

Correct so far:
1 - Winston Churchill - not commemorated by a memorial at a London terminus station - eightonedee
8 - Badminton - no reopening proposal on the DfT» (Department for Transport - about)’s latest list? - paul7575
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2022, 06:56:32 am »

3. - No current direct train services between them but they used to, except Trowbridge to Waterloo
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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2022, 08:01:18 am »

9. South West not a bus company??
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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2022, 08:43:19 am »

3. - No current direct train services between them but they used to, except Trowbridge to Waterloo

9. South West not a bus company??

On the right lines - but not quite - in both cases. Trowbridge to Waterloo IS the odd one out ... but the reason is subtly different. And for question 9, you are on the right lines (or should I say "road") with bus companies.
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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2022, 09:41:19 am »

3. - No current direct train services between them but they used to, except Trowbridge to Waterloo

9. South West not a bus company??

On the right lines - but not quite - in both cases. Trowbridge to Waterloo IS the odd one out ... but the reason is subtly different. And for question 9, you are on the right lines (or should I say "road") with bus companies.

Trowbridge to Waterloo stopped in December 2021.

Did the other 3 stop having through services at the start of the pandemic, i.e. 2020?
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« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2022, 10:48:58 am »

9 Southern Vectis - not a first group company
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« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2022, 11:13:13 am »

11: 8 - not an achieveable class 80x formation?
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« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2022, 11:25:15 am »

11: 8 - not an achieveable class 80x formation?
9. South West not a bus company??

Yep ... and yep.


Still almost  there with the Trowbridge - Waterloo and why that's (sadly) different to the other three there.
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6. Menheniot is not a request stop, whereas the other three are.
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« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2022, 11:31:41 am »

5. Countisbury, Porlock, and Lynmouth are towns or villages on the A39. "Quantock" isn't - quite - such a place, though West Quantoxhead is.
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« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2022, 11:39:24 am »


6. Menheniot is not a request stop, whereas the other three are.


Yep!

5. Countisbury, Porlock, and Lynmouth are towns or villages on the A39. "Quantock" isn't - quite - such a place, though West Quantoxhead is.

I'll give you that - my thought is that Countisbury, Porlock, and Lynmouth and all hills on the road, whereas the Quantocks are a range of hills.
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« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2022, 07:44:40 pm »

4. Ilfracombe is the only English station
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