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Where was I in July 2021? 13/11/2021 at 10:13 #142266
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In July my wife bought me a 7-day All Lines pass, so I went off around the network. I took about a thousand photos, most of which are awful.

But here's a little quiz for people: 41 photos from that trip, shuffled into random order. Can you work out where they are? (Just to make it a bit harder, I've blanked out signal ID plates and station names.)

I'll fill in the answers as they're guessed.

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Where was I in July 2021? 13/11/2021 at 11:37 #142267
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Some I'm pretty sure of, and some which are a bit more iffy!

05: Bletchley
08: Stirling
09: King Edward Bridge, Newcastle
13: Ormskirk
27: Barmouth
36: Wemyss Bay

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Where was I in July 2021? 13/11/2021 at 12:10 #142268
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11: shrewsbury
8: Stirling middle
15: Radyr
19: Blaenau
37: betws-y-coed

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Where was I in July 2021? 13/11/2021 at 12:11 #142269
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1. Barrhill (Ayr-Stranraer)
5. Huntingdon
6. Mallaig
7. Barmouth Bridge.
8. Stirling North SB
9. Newcastle (T&W Metro Bridge viewed from KEB)
11. Shrewsbury Crewe Jn
13. Ormskirk
24. Newport (Maindee)
29. Paisley Gilmour St?
36. Wemyss Bay

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Where was I in July 2021? 13/11/2021 at 12:13 #142270
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I feel that if I give all 22 Answers I have then I'll spoil the quiz for everyone else by being too quick (edit: though looking back maybe I should have posted them as I came up with them rather than compiling them all so it doesn't just look like I copied ones previously guessed), but here you go anyway (there's also a couple of "I know I'm wrong but my best idea was" 's in there too just in case I'm wrong about being wrong):

01 Barhill
05 Huntingdon
07 Barmouth Bridge
08 looks like, but isn't any of the stockport boxes
09 King Edward Bridge Newcastle
10 Whitland
11 Shrewsbury
12 Alloa
13 Ormskirk
15 Radyr
17 Aberdare
18 Might be Carmarthen
19 Blaenau Ffestiniog
20 Might that be a view of Portmerion Taken from somewhere on the Cambrian line on the other side of the river
21 Eggesford is the only crossing operating pull wire I can think of and I'm near certain this picture is not there
24 Newport
26 Stranraer
28 Dovey Junction
32 Crianlarich
33 Ardrosan South Beach
35 Glenrothes with Thornton
36 Wemyss Bay
37 Betws-y-Coed
42 Carmarthen (North end this time)

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Where was I in July 2021? 13/11/2021 at 12:16 #142271
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postal in post 142267 said:
Some I'm pretty sure of, and some which are a bit more iffy!

05: Bletchley
Wrong.

postal in post 142267 said:

08: Stirling
09: King Edward Bridge, Newcastle
13: Ormskirk
27: Barmouth
36: Wemyss Bay
Correct, though can you be more precise on 27?

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Where was I in July 2021? 13/11/2021 at 12:18 #142272
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jc92 in post 142268 said:
11: shrewsbury
8: Stirling middle
15: Radyr
19: Blaenau
37: betws-y-coed
All correct.

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Where was I in July 2021? 13/11/2021 at 12:21 #142273
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Tempest Malice in post 142270 said:
21 Eggesford is the only crossing operating pull wire I can think of and I'm near certain this picture is not there
Re 21, is Bicester Eastern Perimeter Road LC still wire operated, as that was the only one I knew of and as such would have been my guess.

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Where was I in July 2021? 13/11/2021 at 12:32 #142274
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Phil-jmw in post 142269 said:
1. Barrhill (Ayr-Stranraer)
5. Huntingdon
6. Mallaig
7. Barmouth Bridge.
8. Stirling North SB
9. Newcastle (T&W Metro Bridge viewed from KEB)
11. Shrewsbury Crewe Jn
13. Ormskirk
24. Newport (Maindee)
29. Paisley Gilmour St?
36. Wemyss Bay
6 and 29 are wrong; the rest are right.

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Where was I in July 2021? 13/11/2021 at 12:34 #142275
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No, 21 is for the level crossing at Porthmadog station. I took a very similar photo from that very foot crossing by the WHR!

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Where was I in July 2021? 13/11/2021 at 12:36 #142276
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clive in post 142271 said:
postal in post 142267 said:
Some I'm pretty sure of, and some which are a bit more iffy!

05: Bletchley
Wrong.

postal in post 142267 said:

08: Stirling
09: King Edward Bridge, Newcastle
13: Ormskirk
27: Barmouth
36: Wemyss Bay
Correct, though can you be more precise on 27?
From the bridge looking East up the estuary.

And 5 will be Huntingdon then as Phil-jmw and Tempest Malice has identified.

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Where was I in July 2021? 13/11/2021 at 12:38 #142277
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clive in post 142274 said:
Phil-jmw in post 142269 said:
1. Barrhill (Ayr-Stranraer)
5. Huntingdon
6. Mallaig
7. Barmouth Bridge.
8. Stirling North SB
9. Newcastle (T&W Metro Bridge viewed from KEB)
11. Shrewsbury Crewe Jn
13. Ormskirk
24. Newport (Maindee)
29. Paisley Gilmour St?
36. Wemyss Bay
6 and 29 are wrong; the rest are right.
6. Aberystwyth

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Where was I in July 2021? 13/11/2021 at 12:49 #142278
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Tempest Malice in post 142270 said:
I feel that if I give all 22 Answers I have then I'll spoil the quiz for everyone else by being too quick (edit: though looking back maybe I should have posted them as I came up with them rather than compiling them all so it doesn't just look like I copied ones previously guessed), but here you go anyway (there's also a couple of "I know I'm wrong but my best idea was" 's in there too just in case I'm wrong about being wrong):

01 Barhill
05 Huntingdon
07 Barmouth Bridge
08 looks like, but isn't any of the stockport boxes
09 King Edward Bridge Newcastle
10 Whitland
11 Shrewsbury
12 Alloa
13 Ormskirk
15 Radyr
17 Aberdare
18 Might be Carmarthen
19 Blaenau Ffestiniog
20 Might that be a view of Portmerion Taken from somewhere on the Cambrian line on the other side of the river
21 Eggesford is the only crossing operating pull wire I can think of and I'm near certain this picture is not there
24 Newport
26 Stranraer
28 Dovey Junction
32 Crianlarich
33 Ardrosan South Beach
35 Glenrothes with Thornton
36 Wemyss Bay
37 Betws-y-Coed
42 Carmarthen (North end this time)
20: even if you were right, which I will neither confirm nor deny, you haven't said where I was.
21: wrong.
42: there is no 42!

Rest correct.

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Where was I in July 2021? 13/11/2021 at 12:50 #142279
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9pN1SEAp in post 142275 said:
No, 21 is for the level crossing at Porthmadog station. I took a very similar photo from that very foot crossing by the WHR!
Correct!

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Where was I in July 2021? 13/11/2021 at 12:52 #142280
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postal in post 142276 said:

From the bridge looking East up the estuary.
Okay, I'll let you have that. It's Coes Faen.

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Where was I in July 2021? 13/11/2021 at 12:53 #142281
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Page updated. 23 solved, 18 to go.
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Where was I in July 2021? 13/11/2021 at 12:55 #142282
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Phil-jmw in post 142277 said:
clive in post 142274 said:
Phil-jmw in post 142269 said:

6. Mallaig
6 and 29 are wrong; the rest are right.
6. Aberystwyth
Still wrong.

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Where was I in July 2021? 13/11/2021 at 12:58 #142283
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clive in post 142278 said:

20: even if you were right, which I will neither confirm nor deny, you haven't said where I was.

Looking at some maps, and triangulating back (if you can call it that when I have one point to guess from) then I'd say it was taken whilst travelling between Tygwyn and Talsarnau stations (or vice versa) But if I'm wrong here I think I'll leave it to someone with a better idea rather than just throwing more wild guesses at it.

clive in post 142278 said:

TempestMalice in post 142270 said:

42 Carmarthen (North end this time)

42: there is no 42!

Not sure how I incremented the 41 that was trying to be a guess for but yeah that was meant to be for 41.

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Where was I in July 2021? 13/11/2021 at 13:04 #142284
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6 - Pwllheli? - that right? xD
20 - Llandecwyn Looking over to Portmerion?
25 - Dunragit? I recognise the signaller!
29 - Scratch my original thought I think Its Kilmarnock!
That's all fornow!

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Where was I in July 2021? 13/11/2021 at 13:11 #142285
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Tempest Malice in post 142283 said:

clive in post 142278 said:

TempestMalice in post 142270 said:

42 Carmarthen (North end this time)

42: there is no 42!

Not sure how I incremented the 41 that was trying to be a guess for but yeah that was meant to be for 41.
Correct.

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Where was I in July 2021? 13/11/2021 at 13:15 #142286
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elltrain3 in post 142284 said:
6 - Phwhelli?
How are the Welsh lessons coming along 🤣

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Where was I in July 2021? 13/11/2021 at 13:19 #142287
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Ironically not only was I born and live in wales I'm also Re-learning to speak it xD just not got to the spellings yet haha
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Where was I in July 2021? 13/11/2021 at 13:30 #142288
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and one other I just worked out, purely from the stop markers is 34 - Pembroke Dock!

That's all from me I'll let others get the rest

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Where was I in July 2021? 13/11/2021 at 13:33 #142289
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29 - Kilmarnock
31 - Loch Awe (Kilchurn Castle)
40 - Helensburgh...WHL?

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Where was I in July 2021? 13/11/2021 at 13:49 #142291
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Tempest Malice in post 142283 said:
clive in post 142278 said:

20: even if you were right, which I will neither confirm nor deny, you haven't said where I was.

Looking at some maps, and triangulating back (if you can call it that when I have one point to guess from) then I'd say it was taken whilst travelling between Tygwyn and Talsarnau stations (or vice versa) But if I'm wrong here I think I'll leave it to someone with a better idea rather than just throwing more wild guesses at it.
The GPS data in the photo points right at Talsarnau station, so I'll give you that.

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