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by jgurney
8 Sep 2020, 10:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43907

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Oldjohnw wrote:Manifold Trail?

No, that is a working railway passing over the bridge, not a disused one.
by jgurney
8 Sep 2020, 5:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43907

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pwa wrote: I did wonder if it might be somewhere on the Settle - Carlisle line.

Mike Sales wrote:North York Moors?

Oldjohnw wrote:Looks a bit Peak Districty to me.

It is in one of those.
by jgurney
4 Sep 2020, 6:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43907

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... very few stations that only have pedestrian access in England (Berney Arms is one, but it isn't near there), and fewer still where that is across fields. The first obvious question is whether the rail line is part of the national railways or is a privately-owned line. I would assume the latter....
by jgurney
3 Sep 2020, 3:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Train reservation fun and games
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: Train reservation fun and games

richardfm wrote:When I was booking on GWR last week I couldn't book a cycle space until after I had reserved a seat, so there was no opportunity for the system to reserve a seat near the cycle

Quite - but that could easily be remedied by the operator.
by jgurney
3 Sep 2020, 2:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43907

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Based on the sheep: Yorkshire Dales? No, not in the Yorkshire Dales. I think that is enough narrowing down of the general area - it is in England, and not in the Yorkshire Dales. Re. the sheep, it is not only road travellers who have to contend with them. The nearest station on the railway line cro...
by jgurney
3 Sep 2020, 2:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Train reservation fun and games
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: Train reservation fun and games

Finally managed to acquire a cycle reservation for my mini North Wales tour from Crewe! Thanks Avanti. However on ticket arrival I note my seat reservation is 6 carriages away from my beloved steed ( and cant be selected on their site or at the station)! Hopefully I will be alllowed to move a littl...
by jgurney
3 Sep 2020, 12:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43907

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Bonefishblues wrote:Let's go North to Scotland/the Borders?

It is in England.
by jgurney
3 Sep 2020, 10:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43907

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Bonefishblues wrote:Mid Wales?

No, not there.
by jgurney
3 Sep 2020, 8:51am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43907

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How about this one? https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50122117451_8780628897_b.jpg I just checked the scene on Streetview in case of any recent changes, and found that while everything else is the same except for the sheep, the height limit for the bridge has changed by 3 inches between photos.
by jgurney
3 Sep 2020, 12:56am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43907

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

The river Dart in south Devon is tidal as far as Totnes, so possibly somewhere along that where the Paignton & Dartmouth railway line runs? Though I can't spot any obvious locality on the OS map. Neither can I. I considered Noss Point but it did not fit. North of Totnes the river is followed by...
by jgurney
3 Sep 2020, 12:51am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43907

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You're quite close geographically, albeit oceans apart. I drove from this location through Bodmin and on to Wadebridge in about 40 minutes. I hope it's not too bitter a pill to swallow when you find out where it is :wink: Is it Bodmin Pill, on the River Fowey (SX123537) in which case the railway is...
by jgurney
1 Sep 2020, 4:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43907

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Carry on with this piece of injudicious parking, perhaps? https://photos.app.goo.gl/3xEPyfvMobzypWX29 More challenging than it first appears. That looks like railway infrastructure in the background. An operating railway or a closed one? The wooded hills suggest a creak rather than an exposed beach...
by jgurney
31 Aug 2020, 6:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43907

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Knott End to Fleetwood, and referencing Mr W-P's (BB) book I guess? Well done Bonefishblues! It is indeed the Fleetwood to Knott End ferry, crossing the mouth of the River Wyre. On a clear day, someone standing at the Fleetwood landing can see the Pennines including the Forest of Bowland, in realit...
by jgurney
31 Aug 2020, 5:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43907

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Fictitious? I thought there were real railways on Dartmoor There were. The river being crossed by the ferry in the pic. does not rise on Dartmoor. Further clue. The river is quite short. On a clear day it is possible to stand at it's mouth and see the hills where it's headwaters lie, and where the ...
by jgurney
31 Aug 2020, 5:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43907

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Cyril Haearn wrote: Ivor the engine :wink:

Already proposed - no.
Humber ferry?

That was closed when the bridge was built.