Lockdown non-touring quiz

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby jgurney » 29 Aug 2020, 5:33pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:Is it a ferry across the Thames?

Oldjohnw wrote:Tyne ferry?

Neither of those.

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby jgurney » 30 Aug 2020, 11:06pm

OK, a gnomic clue that might particularly appeal to Cyril. The ferry is crossing a river whose headwaters lie in a region noted in children's literature for it's fictitous light railway.

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby Bonefishblues » 30 Aug 2020, 11:23pm

Ivor & Merioneth reference?

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby jgurney » 30 Aug 2020, 11:52pm

jgurney wrote:OK, a gnomic clue that might particularly appeal to Cyril. The ferry is crossing a river whose headwaters lie in a region noted in children's literature for it's fictitous light railway.

Bonefishblues wrote:Ivor & Merioneth reference?

No, this railway appeared only in a book, not on TV, and I don't think Ivor and Jones the Steam had any dealings with gnomes.

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby Cyril Haearn » 31 Aug 2020, 2:15am

Somewhere in the Garden of England? Medway?
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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby jgurney » 31 Aug 2020, 7:40am

Cyril Haearn wrote:Somewhere in the Garden of England? Medway?

No, not in Kent. It is in England.
Are there any fictitious light railways set in Kent?

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby Cyril Haearn » 31 Aug 2020, 7:49am

jgurney wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:Somewhere in the Garden of England? Medway?

No, not in Kent. It is in England.
Are there any fictitious light railways set in Kent?

Ivor the engine :wink:

Humber ferry?
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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby Will » 31 Aug 2020, 7:54am

It is the Kingswear Princess ferry in Dartmouth:

https://www.dartharbour.org/visitors/lo ... n/ferries/

I got it from the Gnome reference - I went there with my nephews and niece when they were really little, and no, I didn't try on one of the hats and sit on a mushroom.

I've run out of pictures, so someone else can have a go (assuming I am right).

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby Cyril Haearn » 31 Aug 2020, 8:02am

jgurney wrote:OK, a gnomic clue that might particularly appeal to Cyril. The ferry is crossing a river whose headwaters lie in a region noted in children's literature for it's fictitous light railway.

Fictitious? I thought there were real railways on Dartmoor
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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby Cyril Haearn » 31 Aug 2020, 8:05am

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Ferry 'cross the xyz
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Where was this?
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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby rjb » 31 Aug 2020, 1:05pm

Is this D Day. :lol:
Maybe the Aust ferry, the Severn princess.
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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby Cyril Haearn » 31 Aug 2020, 4:25pm

No, not in or near Cymru for once

There is no ferry there now
This town has docks.. where boats come sidling..
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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby jgurney » 31 Aug 2020, 5:13pm

Will wrote:It is the Kingswear Princess ferry in Dartmouth

No, it isn't.

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby jgurney » 31 Aug 2020, 5:17pm

Cyril Haearn wrote: Ivor the engine :wink:

Already proposed - no.
Humber ferry?

That was closed when the bridge was built.

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby jgurney » 31 Aug 2020, 5:25pm

Cyril Haearn wrote: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 gnomes were supposed to have built their light railway.