Lockdown non-touring quiz

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby Bonefishblues » 31 Aug 2020, 5:31pm

Knott End to Fleetwood, and referencing Mr W-P's (BB) book I guess?

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby Cyril Haearn » 31 Aug 2020, 5:59pm

jgurney wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote: Ivor the engine :wink:

Already proposed - no.
Humber ferry?

That was closed when the bridge was built.

Yes, it was the Humber Ferry
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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby jgurney » 31 Aug 2020, 6:19pm

Bonefishblues wrote: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 reality the location of the Wyre's headwaters and in fiction the setting for the book 'The Forest of Bowland Light Railway' by 'BB'

A model railway layout inspired by the fictitious railway: http://www.countrysidemodels.co.uk/gall ... obmain.htm

External views of the ferry at Fleetwood...

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and at Knott End ...
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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby Bonefishblues » 31 Aug 2020, 11:15pm

I hadn't realised until I researched your clue in earnest that BB was a childrens author as well as the fishing & naturalist books I knew him for.

Carry on with this piece of injudicious parking, perhaps?

https://photos.app.goo.gl/3xEPyfvMobzypWX29

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby jgurney » 1 Sep 2020, 4:57pm

Bonefishblues wrote: 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. Plainly accessible to cars, and the unofficial sign implies that motor tourists have often had their vehicles trapped there, so probably a place likely to attract the same. It all suggests the West Country but I have not found any sites along tidal creaks with active railway lines which match the scene. If it is a disused railway then the number of possibilities becomes much larger.

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby Bonefishblues » 1 Sep 2020, 5:18pm

Active, intermittent service :)

Take care which railway map you consult though...

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby Bonefishblues » 2 Sep 2020, 9:53am

More clues? West is best, I agree.

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby Mike Sales » 2 Sep 2020, 10:23am

Ravenglass?

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby Bonefishblues » 2 Sep 2020, 10:30am

Mike Sales wrote:Ravenglass?

Westerer and much much Southerer than that :)

JG was very much on the right tracks.

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby Jon Lucas » 2 Sep 2020, 5:10pm

Bonefishblues wrote:
Mike Sales wrote:Ravenglass?

Westerer and much much Southerer than that :)

JG was very much on the right tracks.


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. North of Totnes the river is followed by the South Devon heritage line, where there could be possible locations, but I'm pretty sure high tides don't reach that far.

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby Jon Lucas » 2 Sep 2020, 9:51pm

Bonefishblues wrote:https://youtu.be/LNBjMRvOB5M


Ok, further west might make it the Bodmin to Wadebridge line along the river Camel. Don't know if the river is tidal along that bit, or where it would be though.

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby Bonefishblues » 2 Sep 2020, 11:08pm

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:

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby jgurney » 3 Sep 2020, 12:51am

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?
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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby jgurney » 3 Sep 2020, 12:56am

Jon Lucas wrote: 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 the South Devon heritage line where there could be possible locations, but I'm pretty sure high tides don't reach that far.

You are right. Certainly not upstream of Totnes.