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Postby Wolseley » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:59 pm

I am Thomas Bouch's last bridge. Although I was supposed to be straight, when completed I was found to have a distinct curve. After a day and a half of testing using dead and rolling loads I became seriously distorted and eight of my piers were declared unsafe. I was demolished and replaced without ever being used. Where am I?

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Postby glencairn » Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:43 pm

South Esk Viaduct, Montrose?

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Postby Wolseley » Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:59 pm

glencairn wrote:South Esk Viaduct, Montrose?

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Well, that one didn't last long, did it? Yes, it is the South Esk Viaduct from Montrose to Rossie Island.

Next question please?

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Postby glencairn » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:55 pm

A nice easy one -- perhaps.

Looking at my trusty Bradshaw's July 1922 Railway Guide again ----

Looking at the name of this railway company it wasn't in the north nor the south. Nor was it in the east or west. It was a large railway company though because its trains headed north and south, east and west.

What was its name?

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Postby 6C » Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:33 pm

The Midland Railway ?

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Postby glencairn » Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:43 pm

6C wrote:The Midland Railway ?

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Right idea Pete, but not big enough. :wink:

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Postby trainlover23 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:35 pm

Grand Central

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Postby trainlover23 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:36 pm

Grand Central ?

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Postby glencairn » Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:34 pm

trainlover23 wrote:Grand Central


Another good guess, but not quite correct.

This railway company was around prior to the Grouping in 1923. There is a heritage railway of the same name today.

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Re: Railway Quiz, c'mon post a question.

Postby trainlover23 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:17 pm

I meant Great Central don`t why I said Grand Central senior moment

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Postby glencairn » Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:07 pm

trainlover23 wrote:I meant Great Central don`t why I said Grand Central senior moment


Had those moments myself :D

The Great Central it is.
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