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

Postby Bufferstop » Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:00 pm

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.
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Postby glencairn » Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:04 am

Will be back later with a question.

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

Postby glencairn » Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:17 pm

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?

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Postby glencairn » Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:04 pm

No guesses!

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

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Postby Forfarian » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:02 pm

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

Postby glencairn » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:27 pm

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
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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.

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Postby Bufferstop » Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:32 pm

The Shrops and Montgomery?
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Re: Railway Quiz, c'mon post a question.

Postby glencairn » Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:57 pm

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!

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

Postby Bufferstop » Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:30 pm

The army took it on in WW2 to service the chain of munitions and equipment storage facilities that more or less followed its course.
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Re: Railway Quiz, c'mon post a question.

Postby glencairn » Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:40 pm

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.

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Postby Bufferstop » Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:20 am

I'll just nip off and think up another, (stop for morning coffee more like).
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Re: Railway Quiz, c'mon post a question.

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:34 pm

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.
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Postby Wolseley » Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:40 pm

Taff Vale Railway?

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Postby glencairn » Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:33 pm

Derwent Valley Light Railway?

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

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:05 pm

Spot on Solely, over to you.
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