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Christmas Quiz 2017 12/12/2017 at 14:16 #103895
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Question 11. Anyone with an Oyster Card?
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Christmas Quiz 2017 12/12/2017 at 19:15 #103902
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Philo in post 103884 said:
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14. Timetable Challenge - "TURKEY"
Thornliebank Dep 07.10
Glasgow Central Arr 07.23 - Dep 07.51
Uddingston Arr 08.04 - Dep 08.09
Rutherglen Arr 08.16 - Dep 08.37
Kirkwood Arr 08.53 - Dep 09.01
Exhibition Centre call 09.32
Partick Arr 09.35 - Dep 09.42
Yoker Arr 09.54

Total trip time: 2h 44 m

Philo
Well done Philo, that's a new best time.

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Christmas Quiz 2017 12/12/2017 at 19:17 #103903
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Trainfan344 in post 103895 said:
Question 11. Anyone with an Oyster Card?
Anybody can use an Oyster Card. Somebody in Croydon does it with more finesse!

Peter.

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Christmas Quiz 2017 12/12/2017 at 19:31 #103904
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pbinnersley in post 103903 said:
Trainfan344 in post 103895 said:
Question 11. Anyone with an Oyster Card?
Anybody can use an Oyster Card. Somebody in Croydon does it with more finesse!

Peter.
I do remember watching a YouTube video a few years ago where someone took the chip from an Oyster card and put it into a toy magic wand.

Pretty sure the practice was banned by TFL.

There's the right way, the wrong way and the railway.
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Christmas Quiz 2017 12/12/2017 at 22:22 #103907
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pbinnersley in post 103903 said:
Trainfan344 in post 103895 said:
Question 11. Anyone with an Oyster Card?
Anybody can use an Oyster Card. Somebody in Croydon does it with more finesse!

Not Eric Pode of Croydon ("My father was magic by profession - it was a miracle he could ever keep a job down. Haaaa..." or some words to that effect) I suppose? :-P

Two million people attempt to use Birmingham's magnificent rail network every year, with just over a million of them managing to get further than Smethwick.
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Christmas Quiz 2017 13/12/2017 at 01:33 #103911
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11. British Transport Police (BTP). Maybe also the Metropolitan Police Service and/or the City of London Police (CoLP).
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Christmas Quiz 2017 13/12/2017 at 09:14 #103913
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pbinnersley in post 103631 said:
11. Who can make TfL ticket barriers open as if by magic?
Frank Swain?

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Christmas Quiz 2017 13/12/2017 at 10:01 #103916
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11; Reminds me of a scene with Harry Potter and Mr Weasley entering the underground.
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Christmas Quiz 2017 13/12/2017 at 16:23 #103932
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Hawk777 in post 103913 said:
pbinnersley in post 103631 said:
11. Who can make TfL ticket barriers open as if by magic?
Frank Swain?
I was thinking of the
Croydon Wizard, but I think yours is better!

Peter.

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Christmas Quiz 2017 16/12/2017 at 12:49 #104109
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6. The “NOEL” Challenge – What is the largest number of consecutive stations without an ‘L’ in the name that a national rail service stops at?
I've found 2N31 19.56 Brighton - Portsmouth Harbour

East Worthing
Worthing
West Worthing
Durrington-on-Sea
Goring-by-Sea
Angmering
Ford
Barnham
Chichester
Fishbourne(Sussex)
Nutbourne
Southbourne
Emsworth
Havant
Fratton
Portsmouth & Southsea
Portsmouth Harbour

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Christmas Quiz 2017 17/12/2017 at 01:24 #104149
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Philo in post 104109 said:
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6. The “NOEL” Challenge – What is the largest number of consecutive stations without an ‘L’ in the name that a national rail service stops at?
I've found 2N31 19.56 Brighton - Portsmouth Harbour

East Worthing
Worthing
West Worthing
Durrington-on-Sea
Goring-by-Sea
Angmering
Ford
Barnham
Chichester
Fishbourne(Sussex)
Nutbourne
Southbourne
Emsworth
Havant
Fratton
Portsmouth & Southsea
Portsmouth Harbour
Hi Philo,

The 2N31 I found is 20:03 Brighton and goes Non-stop from Chichester to Havant equalling the previous best of 13. Can you please send a link to your 2N31 so I can check it.

Thanks,
Peter.

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Christmas Quiz 2017 17/12/2017 at 07:10 #104155
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pbinnersley in post 104149 said:
Philo in post 104109 said:
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6. The “NOEL” Challenge – What is the largest number of consecutive stations without an ‘L’ in the name that a national rail service stops at?
I've found 2N31 19.56 Brighton - Portsmouth Harbour

East Worthing
Worthing
West Worthing
Durrington-on-Sea
Goring-by-Sea
Angmering
Ford
Barnham
Chichester
Fishbourne(Sussex)
Nutbourne
Southbourne
Emsworth
Havant
Fratton
Portsmouth & Southsea
Portsmouth Harbour
Hi Philo,

The 2N31 I found is 20:03 Brighton and goes Non-stop from Chichester to Havant equalling the previous best of 13. Can you please send a link to your 2N31 so I can check it.

Thanks,
Peter.
Hi Peter,

I found the SO 2N31 19.56 Brighton - Portsmouth Harbour.
https://www.opentraintimes.com/schedule/G77593/2017-12-23

Philo

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Christmas Quiz 2017 18/12/2017 at 19:51 #104226
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Philo in post 104155 said:
pbinnersley in post 104149 said:
Philo in post 104109 said:
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6. The “NOEL” Challenge – What is the largest number of consecutive stations without an ‘L’ in the name that a national rail service stops at?
I've found 2N31 19.56 Brighton - Portsmouth Harbour

East Worthing
Worthing
West Worthing
Durrington-on-Sea
Goring-by-Sea
Angmering
Ford
Barnham
Chichester
Fishbourne(Sussex)
Nutbourne
Southbourne
Emsworth
Havant
Fratton
Portsmouth & Southsea
Portsmouth Harbour
Hi Philo,

The 2N31 I found is 20:03 Brighton and goes Non-stop from Chichester to Havant equalling the previous best of 13. Can you please send a link to your 2N31 so I can check it.

Thanks,
Peter.
Hi Peter,

I found the SO 2N31 19.56 Brighton - Portsmouth Harbour.
https://www.opentraintimes.com/schedule/G77593/2017-12-23

Philo
Thanks Philo, your the current leader with 17.

Peter.

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Christmas Quiz 2017 18/12/2017 at 19:52 #104227
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Philo in post 104155 said:
pbinnersley in post 104149 said:
Philo in post 104109 said:
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6. The “NOEL” Challenge – What is the largest number of consecutive stations without an ‘L’ in the name that a national rail service stops at?
I've found 2N31 19.56 Brighton - Portsmouth Harbour

East Worthing
Worthing
West Worthing
Durrington-on-Sea
Goring-by-Sea
Angmering
Ford
Barnham
Chichester
Fishbourne(Sussex)
Nutbourne
Southbourne
Emsworth
Havant
Fratton
Portsmouth & Southsea
Portsmouth Harbour
Hi Philo,

The 2N31 I found is 20:03 Brighton and goes Non-stop from Chichester to Havant equalling the previous best of 13. Can you please send a link to your 2N31 so I can check it.

Thanks,
Peter.
Hi Peter,

I found the SO 2N31 19.56 Brighton - Portsmouth Harbour.
https://www.opentraintimes.com/schedule/G77593/2017-12-23

Philo
Thanks Philo, your the current leader with 17.

Peter.

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Christmas Quiz 2017 21/12/2017 at 02:14 #104292
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11. Is it the Russian Engineer who had an Oyster card surgically implanted into his arm?
Matt Smith, Newcastle Australia
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Christmas Quiz 2017 22/12/2017 at 21:14 #104359
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Mattyq in post 104292 said:
11. Is it the Russian Engineer who had an Oyster card surgically implanted into his arm?
pbinnersley in post 103932 said:
Hawk777 in post 103913 said:
pbinnersley in post 103631 said:
11. Who can make TfL ticket barriers open as if by magic?
Frank Swain?
I was thinking of the
Croydon Wizard, but I think yours is better!

Not what I was thinking of. But implanting seems quite trendy!

Peter.

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Christmas Quiz 2017 01/01/2018 at 23:28 #104701
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Thanks to everybody who took part in the quiz. Here is the full set of answers.

1. Where are the following stations/stops:
a. Once & Pasteur - Buenos Aires
b. Salute & Orto - Venice
c. Marconi & Cornelia - Rome
d. Hasle & Jar - Oslo
e. Coach Centre & People Square - Hangzhou
2. Unscramble these anagrams of national rail stations:
a. Enjoy Cut Violin - Yeovil Junction
b. Met Harmonic Throne - Moreton-in-the-Marsh
c. Banal Crate - Altnabreac
d. Open Remarks - Emerson Park
e. Darn Shoddy Art - Ystrad Rhondda
f. Child Fare - Charfield (apolgies - I thought this had re-opened)
3. What do Union Street, Hickory Road and Union Street have in common? All fictional London Underground stations.
4. Which two platform national rail stations have no services from one platform for at least two months of the year. Whitby and Bordesley
5. Where in Europe do lines of three different gauges cross a national frontier in close proximity. Irun-Hendaye
6. The “NoeL” Challenge – What is the largest number of consecutive stations without an ‘L’ in the name that a national rail service stops at? Best so far is 17 on 2N31 (SO) East Worthing to Portsmouth Harbour (avoiding Littlehampton)
7. From which UK signal box can you see elephants. - Bewdley South
8. Which European station has main line platforms on three different levels? - Antwerp.
9. At which station does the London Underground go over the London Overground? - Whitechapel
10. Which island is served by a branch line from Barrow in Furness? - Thomas the Tank Engine’s Isle of Sodar.
11. Why can make TfL ticket barriers open as if by magic? - Frank Swain or the
Croydon Wizard

12. Why is Sir Walter Scott waiting for his second novel? - Kenilworth, the second station to bear the name of one of his novels, opening has been delayed until early 2018
13. What does M&TRTCLtd stand for? - Merioneth and Llantisilly Railway Traction Company Limited (Ivor the Engine)
14. Timetable Challenge – TURKEY - The best time was Thornlibank to Yoker in 2hrs 44min[/quote]

Happy New Year.

Peter.

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Reason: Correct spelling of Moreton

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Christmas Quiz 2017 02/01/2018 at 04:17 #104708
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pbinnersley in post 104701 said:

b. Met Harmonic Throne - Morton-in-the-Marsh
Isn't the station Moreton-in-Marsh? Also, the anagram above doesn't seem to work anyway. Maybe I'm missing something?

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Christmas Quiz 2017 02/01/2018 at 20:25 #104736
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primedetective in post 104708 said:
pbinnersley in post 104701 said:

b. Met Harmonic Throne - Morton-in-the-Marsh
Isn't the station Moreton-in-Marsh? Also, the anagram above doesn't seem to work anyway. Maybe I'm missing something?
I've corrected the spelling. I've always known it as Moreton-in-the-Marsh (like Much Binding) but I'm from Worcestershire so what do I know!

Apologies,

Peter.

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