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by RJSRdg
16 Oct 2018, 22:32
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: Could one train travel the entire tube network?
Replies: 9
Views: 152

Re: Could one train travel the entire tube network?

greatkingrat wrote:
16 Oct 2018, 13:58
It might struggle to reach the Island Line though!
Or Alderney!
by RJSRdg
13 Oct 2018, 21:50
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: Could one train travel the entire tube network?
Replies: 9
Views: 152

Re: Could one train travel the entire tube network?

There's a connection from the Picc/Met to the Central through Ruislip depot.

Who's going to be the first tube driver member of this forum to attempt it? I hope they remember not to use sub-Surface stock ;-)
by RJSRdg
08 Oct 2018, 23:02
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1
Replies: 44
Views: 1776

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

I've just discovered that Embankment station used to be called Charing Cross! Had I been doing the R15 a few decades ago, my original route would have been valid without the need to go out again.... ;-)
by RJSRdg
04 Oct 2018, 22:53
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1
Replies: 44
Views: 1776

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

I suspect we all would have!
by RJSRdg
04 Oct 2018, 18:50
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1
Replies: 44
Views: 1776

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

Just thinking that the "Starting station appearing on the list twice" could have produced an interesting start had it happened last year when an R15 started at Kennington!
by RJSRdg
28 Sep 2018, 22:42
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: All the terminals
Replies: 6
Views: 218

All the terminals

As I got to Cannon Street (the first time!) early last Saturday, I decided to catch a train across the river and back again as I realised it was the only surviving Zone 1 terminus I'd never travelled out of! Which set me wondering - is there a record for travelling to/from all the Zone 1 terminals i...
by RJSRdg
24 Sep 2018, 23:59
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1
Replies: 44
Views: 1776

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

That's true dedication to go back out there! I wouldn't have bothered. No difference between last place and disqualified. You weren't back at that point, so there was a chance I might not have come last! And whilst it doesn't make a difference to the result, I can still say I completed it...
by RJSRdg
22 Sep 2018, 19:50
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1
Replies: 44
Views: 1776

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

Almost certainly my worst R15 ever! This was a somewhat unusual R15 as Cannon Street (LU) - our starting position - somehow managed to appear on the list twice necessitating a second visit. My first mistake was - having got myself close to the barriers before the clock ticked round to 12:30 - attemp...
by RJSRdg
03 Sep 2018, 22:41
Forum: Zone 4: Non-LU Challenges
Topic: Lands End to John O'Groats
Replies: 63
Views: 9288

Re: Lands End to John O'Groats

I hadn't thought of including long route marches!
by RJSRdg
24 Aug 2018, 13:49
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1
Replies: 44
Views: 1776

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

michael_churchill wrote:
24 Aug 2018, 10:19
Sailing the choppy waters: GU, xcooler123, michael_churchill, RJSRdg
parrrrrrkrun @ ?? : GU, xcooler123
Spoons @ ?? : GU, xcooler123
by RJSRdg
17 Aug 2018, 16:49
Forum: Zone 4: Non-LU Challenges
Topic: Lands End to John O'Groats
Replies: 63
Views: 9288

Re: Lands End to John O'Groats

No, just a paper exercise at this point. As it's one of the less energetic challenges, I think I can leave this one until I qualify for a bus pass (and a senior railcard to get me to the start and home again!).

Found 4 days 8 hours 43 minutes so far!
by RJSRdg
16 Aug 2018, 23:47
Forum: Zone 4: Non-LU Challenges
Topic: Lands End to John O'Groats
Replies: 63
Views: 9288

Re: Lands End to John O'Groats

For the third year running, it's Lands End-John O'Groats by local bus. Having studied the latest timetables, I'm hoping to shave 90 mins off my 2016 record of 3 days, 8 hours, 55 mins and not have to resort to an emergency train, like I did last year. That's some going - I'm just having a play with...
by RJSRdg
02 Aug 2018, 19:26
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: New Random 15 Championship season.
Replies: 13
Views: 1232

Re: New Random 15 Championship season.

As Tangy has said, it depends whether you need to pass through barriers to get from one station to another. For Network Rail R15 purposes, the Underground stations at Paddington, Marylebone, Euston, KXSP, Liverpool Street, London Bridge, Waterloo and Victoria count as separate stations to their NR c...
by RJSRdg
21 Jul 2018, 23:19
Forum: Zone 1: Full Network Challenge Attempts
Topic: CiN 2018 - 16th November
Replies: 23
Views: 1441

Re: CiN 2018 - November?

Not sure how it would work with an 11am start - yes, there's Night Tube but that's pretty useless for an FNC...
by RJSRdg
19 Jul 2018, 22:35
Forum: Zone 1: Full Network Challenge Attempts
Topic: CiN 2018 - 16th November
Replies: 23
Views: 1441

Re: CiN 2018 - November?

I'm tempted by this one because it's one I ought to be able to complete, even with my dodgy ankles. But I can't help thinking that the number of lengthy double backs involved would make this a VERY long challenge!