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Re: True British Railway Enthusiast

Post by Misfit on Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:01 pm

"Which train journey is the most expensive in the whole of the British Isles and how much"

£1000 from Newquay to Kyle of Lochalsh.

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Re: True British Railway Enthusiast

Post by graymac on Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:23 pm

Dunno, but it isn't in Ireland. Our rail fares are very reasonable and we got better trains too.

@joey I would need two of those yellow things, one for each foot Very Happy Very Happy
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Post by lonelyinardwick on Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:58 pm

Misfit wrote:£1000 from Newquay to Kyle of Lochalsh.
Correct! (I hope you didn't Google that.. Suspect )

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Post by Misfit on Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:37 pm

Not googled. I remember something on the telivision referring to this. I wonder how many people travel that journey in a twelve month period.
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Re: True British Railway Enthusiast

Post by graymac on Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:07 pm

Once they find out how much it costs, not many I should imagine. At least, not often. Best way to close a line, either price it out of existance, like it seems they done there, or timetable the trains to be completely useless to users like they did on the Waterford to Rosslare here.
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Post by Misfit on Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:28 pm

Graymac as happened with the Somerset and Dorset Railway. So a question for the more senior members of the forum. When did the line from Bath to Bournemouth eventually close.
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Post by graymac on Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:33 pm

That was the line that terminated at Bath Green Park station, which became a market/shopping facility (at least it was when I was last in UK in 1990s)
As it happened, I left skool fuly edukated in 1966 and there were a lot of closures around that time, including Churchdown, which was my local station, in 1964 so I'll guess round about that year and go for the year in between. Is it 1965?
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Post by Misfit on Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:58 pm

Not a veery gud skool was it? Anyway you should have stuck with 1966 (7th March).
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Post by kwijiboenator on Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:25 pm

I got one, but only if nobody else has a question...


...but then I should probably wait my turn! Laughing
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Re: True British Railway Enthusiast

Post by graymac on Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:15 am

There you go, instinct is often right. As for the school, it was one of the best rated in the area, but I couldn't wait to get the hell out of it. Not my scene at all, too much sport for one thing. Yuk! I think Misfit has earned another question, and an appreciation point for the skool!!
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Post by Misfit on Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:05 pm

Ok another question on the S & D. In which year was the line north of Templecombe transferred from the Southern Region to the Western Region of British Railways.
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Re: True British Railway Enthusiast

Post by lonelyinardwick on Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:09 am

If it's regional of the British Railways or whatever, then it must be around the 19th century.
20th century is more or less too late in my opinion..

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Re: True British Railway Enthusiast

Post by Misfit on Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:57 pm

Not the 19th century Wongie. It was after nationalization, i.e poat 1947.
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Re: True British Railway Enthusiast

Post by lonelyinardwick on Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:01 am

Okay, I'll try 1960s Razz

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Post by graymac on Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:00 pm

Closer, but you overshot the runway. It was ten years after nationalisation in 1948, which makes it 1958. Geographically it makes sense. I could never understand why Southern had loco running to Barnstaple, or anywhere further west than Weymouth, really.
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Re: True British Railway Enthusiast

Post by Misfit on Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:15 pm

Pipped at the post by graymac.

In the five years after this, through trains from the north and the Midlands were diverted to other routes, notably the daily Pines Express, which was re-routed after the end of the summer timetable in 1962.
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Post by graymac on Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:22 pm

I will concede to Misfit there. I did do a bit of research so that means I cheated. And it's not fair for me to ask questions on Irish railways, cos this is British Railways quiz anyway and a lot of you won't possibly know about the Irish stuff. So, Misfit can ask the next question, if that's OK with him.
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Re: True British Railway Enthusiast

Post by Misfit on Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:34 pm

Oh thankyou very much graymac but I think I will pass and let one of the more knowledgeable younger generation pose a more upto date question.
You seem to be the only one here who knows anything about the wonderful "Slow and Dirty".
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