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« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2022, 07:48:07 pm »

4. Ilfracombe is the only English station

Disputable and not what I had in mind!
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« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2022, 08:36:30 pm »

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Summerseat
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Colyton, Summerwood Lane (Nottingham) and The Squirrel (Blackpool) are all tram stops

Summerseat is a station on the East Lancs Railway
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« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2022, 10:14:10 pm »

4 - Ilfracombe is in Devon, the others are in Cornwall.
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« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2022, 10:59:00 pm »

10. Basingstoke isn’t AC electrified?
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« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2022, 01:06:49 am »

4. Ilfracombe is the only English station

Disputable and not what I had in mind!

4 - Ilfracombe is in Devon, the others are in Cornwall.

Valid and I have to give you that, but still not what I had in mind!

10. Basingstoke isn’t AC electrified?

Yes - and indeed all of them are at a boundary where at least one onward route in under diesel power.
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« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2022, 06:10:16 am »

4. Ilfracombe is the only English station

4.  Ilfracombe is LSWR (London South Western Railway), the others GWR (Great Western Railway)
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« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2022, 07:02:46 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.

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
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« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2022, 08:23:53 am »

3 Bristol T M to Manchester Picc
The only one to have a through service at present
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« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2022, 09:35:46 am »

3 Bristol T M to Manchester Picc
The only one to have a through service at present

Another good answer - I hadn't realised that there are a couple of trains (14:00 and 16:00) in the afternoon ...
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« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2022, 09:57:50 am »

Another stab at 3 - have the TOCs (Train Operating Company) for the other 3 services apart from the Trowbridge to Waterloo service indicated their closures are temporary and will be reviewed?
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« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2022, 10:32:20 am »


4.  All except Helston are on the coast
     All except Looe, at one time had through railway coaches from London
     And only Looe has shark fishing
     Only Newquay is increasingly being over developed/spoilt in the name of ‘Tourism’ !
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« Reply #26 on: August 29, 2022, 01:36:24 pm »

7. Unit 150230 in service with TfW, all others GWR (Great Western Railway).
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« Reply #27 on: August 29, 2022, 05:40:30 pm »

Amazing how knowledgeable you folks are - and how many different answers there are to the same question!

1 - Winston Churchill - not commemorated by a memorial at a London terminus station eightonedee
2 - Summerseat is a station on the East Lancs Railway (others are tram stops) - ellendune
( 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 is in Devon, the others are in Cornwall. Merthyr Imp )
( 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, and Lynmouth are towns or villages on the A39. "Quantock" isn't - quite - such a place, though West Quantoxhead is. stuving
6 - Menheniot is not a request stop, whereas the other three are. AMLAG
7 - Unit 150230 in service with TfW, all others GWR. - Alan Pettit
8 - Badminton - no reopening proposal on the DfT» (Department for Transport - about)’s latest list? - paul7575
9 - Southern Vectis - not a first group company - rogerw
10 - Basingstoke isn’t AC electrified? - paul7575
11 - 8 - not an achieveable class 80x formation? - plymothian
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« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2022, 08:46:11 am »

On number 3, a quiz thread probably isn't the place to make this point.

Totally agreed - please quote yourself and start a new thread in "Cross Country"  Cheesy.  ... many a true word is written jest or in a lighter vein!

Edit to add - new thread (and original post) at http://www.passenger.chat/26680
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