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

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:00 pm
by Bufferstop
I'll give you that one, having kept you waiting since yesterday. Being pedantic I was looking for the Lynton and Barnstable Railway Company, which came into being with the passing of the Act of Parliament in 1895 and was wound up following the grouping in 1923.
All yours.

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

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:04 am
by glencairn
Will be back later with a question.

Glencairn

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

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:17 pm
by glencairn
Looking at my trusty Bradshaw's July 1922 Railway Guide ----- there is a railway that can be found in two counties and two countries.
What was its name?
Later on in its life it could be said "Don't strike a light." Why?

Glencairn

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

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:04 pm
by glencairn
No guesses!

Clue --- This railway was part of the Colonel's empire.

Glencairn

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

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:02 pm
by Forfarian
H.M. Factory, Gretna stretched 12 miles (19 km) from Mossband near Longtown in the east, to Dornock / Eastriggs in the west straddling the Scottish / English border
A military, 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge railway was used to move materials and supplies around the sites. The network, which had 125 miles (201 km) of track, employed 34 engines
Best I can do

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

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:27 pm
by glencairn
Forfarian wrote:H.M. Factory, Gretna stretched 12 miles (19 km) from Mossband near Longtown in the east, to Dornock / Eastriggs in the west straddling the Scottish / English border
A military, 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge railway was used to move materials and supplies around the sites. The network, which had 125 miles (201 km) of track, employed 34 engines
Best I can do


Not a bad guess. Not correct though. You have one of the two countries correct. (Yet , your answer is close to my second part to the question.)

Clue --- One of the two counties of this old railway company no longer exists.

Glencairn

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

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:32 pm
by Bufferstop
The Shrops and Montgomery?

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

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:57 pm
by glencairn
Bufferstop wrote:The Shrops and Montgomery?


Correct for the railway. Now what is the answer to the second part? Forfarian was close to the reason. WW2.will help!

Glencairn

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

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:30 pm
by Bufferstop
The army took it on in WW2 to service the chain of munitions and equipment storage facilities that more or less followed its course.

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

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:40 pm
by glencairn
Bufferstop wrote:The army took it on in WW2 to service the chain of munitions and equipment storage facilities that more or less followed its course.


Correct! Therefore "Don't strike a light". The Shropshire and Montgomeryshire Light Railway was part of Colonel Stephens Empire.

Over to you Bufferstop.

Glencairn

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

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:20 am
by Bufferstop
I'll just nip off and think up another, (stop for morning coffee more like).

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

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:34 pm
by Bufferstop
Back again after being waylaid by the dustmen (always leave them blocking the road) and two phone calls.
Yesterday we took the day off to do one of these sightseeing trips referred to as an "experience" Apparently disaffected locals call the area "The hole with a Mint in it". On the way back we headed north up a valley that once had a rather well known railway, which shared its initials with a small builder of sports cars. I'm looking for the name of the railway.

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

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:40 pm
by Wolseley
Taff Vale Railway?

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

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:33 pm
by glencairn
Derwent Valley Light Railway?

Glencairn

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

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:05 pm
by Bufferstop
Spot on Solely, over to you.