Lockdown non-touring quiz

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Bonefishblues
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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby Bonefishblues » 3 Sep 2020, 8:16am

jgurney wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote: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 the branch to the china clay quay just upriver from Fowey itself and the woods are on the other side of the river?

We'll bring this one to a close just there as you're substantially right :D

It's Golant Pill on the mineral line down from Lostwithiel on the Fowey. Any tide over 5 metres and things get a bit wet:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/XcymR6oHmApxpLhH8

That's the road in front of the house we were staying in.

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby jgurney » 3 Sep 2020, 8:51am

How about this one?

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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.

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby Bonefishblues » 3 Sep 2020, 8:57am

Mid Wales?

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby jgurney » 3 Sep 2020, 10:33am

Bonefishblues wrote:Mid Wales?

No, not there.

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby Bonefishblues » 3 Sep 2020, 10:39am

Let's go North to Scotland/the Borders?

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby jgurney » 3 Sep 2020, 12:07pm

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

It is in England.

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby rotavator » 3 Sep 2020, 12:33pm

Based on the sheep: Yorkshire Dales?

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby jgurney » 3 Sep 2020, 2:35pm

rotavator wrote: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 crossing the bridge is accessed solely by a footpath through a grazing field, so rail travellers also meet sheep at close quarters, and have to be careful not to let any slip through the gate onto the platform.

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby Cyril Haearn » 3 Sep 2020, 7:10pm

Not Yorkshire? Must be Lancashire :wink:
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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby rotavator » 3 Sep 2020, 7:36pm

Cumbria?

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby Jon Lucas » 3 Sep 2020, 8:41pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:Not Yorkshire? Must be Lancashire :wink:


There is plenty of Yorkshire which isn't in the Dales, so don't discount it completely.

However, there will be 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.

There is also the case of the second bridge, or presumably the abutments of what used to be a second bridge in front of that one, which I assume means a derelict separate line joined or ran alongside the other line here.

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby jgurney » 4 Sep 2020, 6:12pm

Jon Lucas wrote: ... 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.

To avoid misdirection, the station would only appear as pedestrian access only on a large scale map. It is near a road and even has a small parking area, but getting from there to the platform involves a short length of wheelchair-suitable footpath through a field. It is a National Rail line.

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby pwa » 5 Sep 2020, 8:06am

It doesn't ring any bells with me. I did wonder if it might be somewhere on the Settle - Carlisle line.

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby Mike Sales » 5 Sep 2020, 9:10am

North York Moors?

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby Oldjohnw » 5 Sep 2020, 9:43am

Looks a bit Peak Districty to me.
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