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Postby Morayshire » Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:17 am

Wrong century I'm afraid.

Another clue. The son in law might have been fond of spam considering the number of spam cans he was responsible for in the south.

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Postby End2end » Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:26 am

Frank Hornby ?
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Postby Morayshire » Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:44 pm

As far as I know, Frank Hornby was not one of the last four chief mechanical engineers or CMEs of the big four. Look at who was in post at the LMS, LNER, Southern and GWR in 1947. One of those four had a father who also was a CME based at a certain northern loco works mentioned earlier.

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Postby Morayshire » Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:50 pm

This question is dying a death so time for a final recap...

The question was "name the father shared by two of the last CME's of the big four."

So which of the four last CME's of the big four were related - you can choose from Bulleid, Ivatt, Peppercorn or Hawksworth

You also know from previous posts that:

1) The son in law had strong links to Doncaster as did his father in law - the father in law held the post of CME at Doncaster.

2) Not only that, the son in law was responsible for a lot of spam cans (possibly a nickname for a certain class of locomotive?)

In summary, which CME based at Doncaster had a son and son in law who in turn both reached the position of CME with either the LMS, LNER, SR or GWR?

Final hint - the answer can be found with ease somewhere on http://www.lner.info/eng/engineers.php

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Postby Morayshire » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:15 pm

Still no takers so time to end the misery and the answer is:

Henry Alfred Ivatt, CME of the Great Northern Railway between 1895 and 1911.

His son Henry George Ivatt was the last CME of the LMS while his son in law was Oliver Bullied (last CME of the Southern Railway)

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Postby End2end » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:23 pm

Name the only elevated station between East Croydon and Clapham Junction where passengers alight and depart on the opposite side of the train on a normal days running.
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Postby Lancastrian » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:58 pm

Imperial Wharf London Overground Station?
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Postby End2end » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:06 pm

Lancastrian wrote:Imperial Wharf London Overground Station?

That station is not on the same line as the one asked for. Could that be a clue? :)
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Postby End2end » Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:20 pm

Time for a clue?
The place has a link with Swallows and Amazons
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Postby luckymucklebackit » Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:02 pm

Balham?

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Postby End2end » Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:35 pm

CORRECT! Balham Station was the answer.
The clue refers to Author Arthur Ransome who lived in the town and wrote the book Swallows and Amazons.
Over to you Jim. :)
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Postby luckymucklebackit » Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:13 pm

Time for another photograph I think, should be easy, where is this??

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Postby glencairn » Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:16 pm

No idea.

Preston?

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Postby luckymucklebackit » Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:19 pm

glencairn wrote:No idea.

Preston?

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Sorry Glencairn, not Preston.

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Postby End2end » Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:56 pm

I'll hazard a guess at Waverley?
LMS Red paintwork? , Still in use as it has a no smoking sign and the platforms are clean.
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