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There and Back 26/11/2009 at 23:57 #4610
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Apologies - using an old S K Baker from 1990.

Have to go Manchester Victoria - Preston - Carnforth - Barrow which takes a nice chunk of mileage out.

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There and Back 27/11/2009 at 00:00 #4611
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Ok Here is my effort Start Penzance-Plymouth-Taunton-Bristol T.M.-Filton-Patchway-S.T.J-Newport-Cardiff-Briton Ferry-Swansea District Line-Morlais Jcn.-Hendy Jcn.-Central Wales line to Craven Arms-Shrewsbury-Wrexham-Chester-Warrington Bank Quay-Earlestown-Eccles-Ordsall Lane Jcn.-Manchester Piccadilly-Stockport-Crewe-Stoke-Stafford-Birmingham New Street-Nuneaton-Leicester-Loughborough-Derby-Sheffield-Barnsley-Wakefield Kirkgate-Methley Jcn.-Engine Shed Jcn.-Whitehall Jcn.-Dewsbury-Heaton Lodge Jcn.-Milner Royd Jcn.-Rochdale-Manchester Victoria-Salford Crescent-Bolton-Wigan North Western-Preston-Lancaster-Carnforth-Arnside-Ulverston-Barrow-Sellafield-Carlisle-G&SW to Mauchline Jcn.-Newton Jcn.-Barassie Jcn.-Paisley-Shields Jcn.-Larkfield Jcn.-Polmadie-Newton-Hamilton-Motherwell-Whifflet-Gartsherrie South Jcn.-Gartcosh Jcn.-Springburn-Cowlairs Jcn.-Greenhill Upper Jcn-Larbert-Stirling-Alloa-Dunfermline-Thornton West Jcn.-Thornton South Jcn.-Kirkcaldy-Dalmeny-Winchburgh Jcn.-Polmont-Falkirk Grahamston-Cumbernauld-Whifflet-Motherwell-Carstairs-Carlisle-S&C-Leeds-York-ECML-Newcastle-Berwick-Edinburgh Waverley-Haymarket-Haymarket Central Jcn.-Craiglockhart Jcn.-Millerhill Yard-Monktonhall Jcn.-ECML-Newcastle Central-K.E.B.North Jcn.-Sunderland-Hartlepool-Eaglescliffe-Northallerton-ECML-Doncaster-Lincoln-Spalding-Peterborough-March-Ely-Soham-Ipswich-GEML-Stratford-NLL-Gospel Oak-Willesden H.L.-South Acton-Brentford-Hounslow-Twickenham-Barnes-Clapham Jcn.(Windsor)-Longhedge Jcn.-Factory Jcn.-Lewisham-Blackheath-Woolwich-Dartford-Gravesend-Strood-Chatham-Faversham-Margate-Ramsgate-Dover-Ashford-Tonbridge-Sevenoaks-Orpington-Petts Wood-Bickley-Shortlands Jcn.-Herne Hill-Brixton-Factory Jcn.-Longhedge Jcn.-Pouparts Jcn.-Clapham Jcn.(Central)-East Croydon-Three Bridges- Preston Park-Hove-Ford-Havant-Cosham-Fareham-St.Denys-Soton-Salisbury-Westbury-Berks & Hants-Southcote Jcn.-Reading West Jcn.-Didcot-Swindon-Bristol Parkway-Dr.Days-North Somerset-Bath Spa-Trowbridge-Westbury-Cogload Jcn.-Taunton-Plymouth-Penzance and if anyone wants to work out the mileage - Good Luck!
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There and Back 27/11/2009 at 02:32 #4614
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Tristan said:
Piccadilly line. Get on at Osterley headding westbound pass through, Houndslow East, Houdslow Central, Houndslow West, Hatton Cross, Heathrow terminal 4, Heathrow terminals 123,
Hatton Cross, Houndslow West, Houdslow Central, Houndslow East.

Possible because you go round a loop at heathrow and back. :)
Copying off that you could always go Cockfoster, through Central London, round Heathrow loop (Terminal 4) do the full 8 minute stop for PNB etc then back to Cockfosters.

Alternatively, you could always go Northern Line either Edgware or High Barnet to Kennington (only via CharingX branch - I think), round the Kennington loop then back to the same station again!

I'm too lazy to work out main line route - I do that enough when signalling the ruddy trains

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There and Back 27/11/2009 at 02:54 #4617
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How about:
Exeter -> Taunton -> Bristol -> (Newport) -> Shrewsbury -> Chester -> Liverpool Lime Street -> Liverpool Central -> Ellesmere Port -> Carnforth -> (Carlisle) -> Kilmarnock -> Glasgow -> Hamilton -> Falkirk -> (Perth) -> Edinburgh -> (Newcastle) -> Sunderland -> York -> Leeds -> Guide Bridge -> Chinley -> Sheffield -> Derby -> Peterborough -> (Norwich) -> Ipswich -> (Stratford) -> Clapham Junction -> Horsham -> Barnham -> Fareham -> Eastleigh -> Didcot -> Chippenham -> Westbury -> (Yeovil) -> Exeter

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There and Back 27/11/2009 at 06:41 #4619
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Mornington Crescent- I win!

Peter

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There and Back 27/11/2009 at 09:12 #4622
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Peter Bennet said:
Mornington Crescent- I win!

:lol:

OK, anyone know any railtour planners? Any idea how long it would take (the journey, not to get it planned!!)

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There and Back 27/11/2009 at 10:31 #4624
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Great work all. The more the merrier.

I will be using Google Earth over Xmas (as I wait for the New Year) to check out
the routes and milages.

Should then have an answer for you GoochyB.

No prize for the winner though, sorry.

Dave M.

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There and Back 27/11/2009 at 12:44 #4626
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GoochyB said:
OK, anyone know any railtour planners? Any idea how long it would take (the journey, not to get it planned!!)

Don't time charters but I am a planner for Network Rail with national rights to plan freights over the whole network :-) (If you see a 70 I probably had something to do with it!)

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There and Back 30/11/2009 at 11:29 #4694
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Peter Bennet said:
Hmm might have gone slightly wrong around Leeds.
You reversed at either York or Leeds, depending on whether York-Leeds was via Church Fenton or Harrogate.

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There and Back 30/11/2009 at 13:16 #4698
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Unless a ferry is cheating (which I guess it is) you could go from Londonderry-Larne-Stranraer-Glasgow-Edinburgh-Doncaster-Peterborough-Ipswich-London-Gatwick-Worthing-Salisbury-Exeter-bristol-reading-london-birmingham-carisle-back to londondery
dont know but you might be able to cross london one more time and stretch a loop out via dover? Could also complete another loop by going -reading-london-tube-paddington-back to reading-swindon-birmingham snow hill-london-tube again-rugby-crewe and onwards?
I would hate to see the fare.

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There and Back 30/11/2009 at 13:34 #4700
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michaeltrs said:
Unless a ferry is cheating (which I guess it is) you could go from Londonderry-Larne-Stranraer-Glasgow-Edinburgh-Doncaster-Peterborough-Ipswich-London-Gatwick-Worthing-Salisbury-Exeter-bristol-reading-london-birmingham-carisle-back to londondery
dont know but you might be able to cross london one more time and stretch a loop out via dover? Could also complete another loop by going -reading-london-tube-paddington-back to reading-swindon-birmingham snow hill-london-tube again-rugby-crewe and onwards?
I would hate to see the fare.
That reminds me, the FCC ticket office at Kings Cross explicitly advertises that it sells tickets "to all UK destinations" - I've not put it to the test yet... but the web-site ticket booking system will not.

Peter

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