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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby Bufferstop » Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:56 pm

I think you're off by a factor of 50.
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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby Lancastrian » Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:13 pm

Bufferstop wrote:I think you're off by a factor of 50.

Just a mad guess, I have heard somewhere of some locos being called this. :D
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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby Bufferstop » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:27 am

I think I should make it clear that it is principally the lines which carry the nick name, but I suppose it is extended to the locos by inference. (I think there's another clue somewhere in there.)
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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby glencairn » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:28 pm

Just a guess ---

The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad had/has Baldwin locomotives called Mikados.

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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby Bufferstop » Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:08 pm

Cryptic clue time:-
The bi-pedal nickname of these US east coast lines hints at a state of importance.
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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby glencairn » Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:59 pm

How about The Monson Railroad in Maine. Also known as Two by Six?

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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby Bufferstop » Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:08 pm

Hm, you've grasped the state of importance, what do you make of the bi-pedal reference, don't forget there were quite a number of these lines.
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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby Stewart Gethin » Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:01 pm

glencairn wrote:
Bufferstop wrote:Would that be Talerddig cutting on the Newtown and Machynlleth Railway?


Don't know where Stewart Gethin is, but I think you are correct :D

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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby Bufferstop » Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:39 pm

Bufferstop wrote:Hm, you've grasped the state of importance, what do you make of the bi-pedal reference, don't forget there were quite a number of these lines.


Bump, anyone thinking on this, Glencairn's in a right state if he only realises, there's only two other words and thats one of em.
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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby glencairn » Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:19 pm

Bufferstop wrote:
Bufferstop wrote:Hm, you've grasped the state of importance, what do you make of the bi-pedal reference, don't forget there were quite a number of these lines.


Bump, anyone thinking on this, Glencairn's in a right state if he only realises, there's only two other words and thats one of em.


I know Maine is the correct State :) . I think biped is the two foot gauge. Which railroad?

Let's try the long name ---- Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad?

Off course I could name all the Maine Two Footers', but I believe that is all Bufferstop wants :D

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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:14 pm

You Got there :D :D :D, yep, it's always the simple ones that have 'em baffled. There were quite a few two foot, or thereabouts, short lines on the Maine (main) coast, known as the as "Maine Two Footers" Glad you got it I was struggling to think of another clue that didn't include either "Maine, main or two foot". Delightfully different they are too. All yours if you want it or put it up for a wildcard.
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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby glencairn » Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:21 pm

Bufferstop wrote:You Got there :D :D :D, yep, it's always the simple ones that have 'em baffled. There were quite a few two foot, or thereabouts, short lines on the Maine (main) coast, known as the as "Maine Two Footers" Glad you got it I was struggling to think of another clue that didn't include either "Maine, main or two foot". Delightfully different they are too. All yours if you want it or put it up for a wildcard.


A good question Bufferstop. The problem was, there is Bigfoot stories of a bipedal nature near some narrow gauge railways in Maine. That was why I was struggling somewhat.

Will be back shortly with a question.

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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby glencairn » Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:03 pm

A nice geographical question . ----- perhaps!

Head South West it is here. Head North West it is here. Head South it is here. Head North it is here. It also heads West from here as well.

Which Train Company runs these services?

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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:32 pm

There's one answer that I so obvious, it just can't be the one you are looking for! I suppose it all depends where you are starting from.
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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby glencairn » Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:10 pm

Bufferstop wrote:There's one answer that I so obvious, it just can't be the one you are looking for! I suppose it all depends where you are starting from.


If it's so obvious, I hope someone answers before I go on holiday next week :D . Where do you start? From where I am it helps, in a way!

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