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by tufnellpark
08 Apr 2019, 07:55
Forum: Zone 4: Non-LU Challenges
Topic: Southern Daysave
Replies: 28
Views: 8323

Re: Southern Daysave

Unfortunately we had to cancel our trip due to a family emergency. We spent Thursday in the snowy valleys but I had to return to Sussex that afternoon as Mrs B was taken to hospital for an appendix operation. She's fine now. We'll attempt Wales again some other time.
by tufnellpark
01 Apr 2019, 12:39
Forum: Zone 4: Non-LU Challenges
Topic: Southern Daysave
Replies: 28
Views: 8323

Re: Southern Daysave

tufnellpark and xcooler123 are heading to scenic Wales, to visit all the rail stations with an Explore Wales pass. Thu 4th is Valleys day. Fri Cardiff-Porthmadog via Fishguard and Machynlleth. Sat Porthmadog-Gloucester via Holyhead and Wrexham. Wish us luck.
by tufnellpark
11 Feb 2019, 14:41
Forum: Zone 4: Non-LU Challenges
Topic: Southern Daysave
Replies: 28
Views: 8323

Re: Southern Daysave

I'd be very surprised if you could do all of Scotland in 2 days. Just the Far North and West Highland lines alone would take a large chunk of that time before you even start with the central belt. Indeed. The whole of Scotland in 2 days would be impossible. My plan is to do all the stations north o...
by tufnellpark
08 Feb 2019, 13:38
Forum: Zone 4: Non-LU Challenges
Topic: Southern Daysave
Replies: 28
Views: 8323

Re: Southern Daysave

This year I am planning the following "All the Stations" attempts: March Southern March GWR Devon and Cornwall April South Eastern April Wales (2 days) September Scotland (2 days) September Strathclyde October West Midlands October Anglia I'll let you know how I get on.
by tufnellpark
08 Feb 2019, 13:34
Forum: Zone 4: Non-LU Challenges
Topic: Southern Daysave
Replies: 28
Views: 8323

Re: Southern Daysave

#6 South Eastern Challenge Armed with a 3 day Kent Rover and a Travelcard from Strood, I started at 05:18 from a very cold Dover, singing that Who song. OK it's about Brighton but it kept me warm. Faversham, Margate and Ramsgate were all ticked off on time. Unfortunately I arrived at Ashford 5 mins ...
by tufnellpark
05 Feb 2019, 11:17
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Tube Challenge 1974
Replies: 15
Views: 755

Re: Tube Challenge 1974

And District Line to Southend! Ah not quite although it does look like that. District Line trains terminated at Upminster. It was a LT&SR steam train that ran from Barking to Southend. As that was part of LMS (National Rail) we can ignore that. The Met ran to Verney Junction via Aylesbury but Beck'...
by tufnellpark
04 Feb 2019, 15:05
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Tube Challenge 1974
Replies: 15
Views: 755

Re: Tube Challenge 1974

Or the Harry Beck Challenge.... Based on his iconic 1933 map. Met only as far as Watford and Rickmansworth. Bakerloo to Watford Junction (use Overground today), Northern only as far as Highgate, Moorgate to Finsbury Park (use Great Northern today), Central only as far as Liverpool Street, East Londo...
by tufnellpark
04 Feb 2019, 14:56
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Tube Challenge 1974
Replies: 15
Views: 755

Re: Tube Challenge 1974

If I see Das with a flower shirt, flares and platform shoes I will know what he's up to.
by tufnellpark
03 Jan 2019, 12:58
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Christmas Park Challenge 2018 - 15th December - Finsbury Park
Replies: 70
Views: 6843

Re: Christmas Park Challenge 2018 - 15th December - Finsbury Park

There will be no rules change sorry, the external photo is what makes this challenge so unique and cant really be altered after so many years... I appreciate that this challenge has been running for several years and the format is set but.... it takes about 8 hours and I reckon 90 mins of that is s...
by tufnellpark
16 Dec 2018, 14:38
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Christmas Park Challenge 2018 - 15th December - Finsbury Park
Replies: 70
Views: 6843

Re: Christmas Park Challenge 2018 - 15th December - Finsbury Park

Well you can't say you weren't warned! Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland was in full swing and a storm was due for the afternoon. It was my first Parks Challenge, so it could have been a baptism of fire. But actually it all went quite well. An early 10:09 departure from Finsbury Park (leaving A2 to wait...
by tufnellpark
03 Dec 2018, 12:00
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Christmas Park Challenge 2018 - 15th December - Finsbury Park
Replies: 70
Views: 6843

Re: Christmas Park Challenge 2018 - 15th December - Finsbury Park

You'd have thought that tufnellpark would have done a Parks Challenge but no this will be my first attempt. I may even get an unreliable 4 bus to the start at Finsbury Park just for old time's sake. I have a couple of questions on photographing station names. Hyde Park Corner doesn't seem to have it...
by tufnellpark
27 Nov 2018, 10:50
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: FA Trophy forum clash!
Replies: 3
Views: 1448

Re: FA Trophy forum clash!

Ashford Town(Middx) have drawn Lewes at home in the 1st round to be played on Saturday 27th Oct if you fancy coming up for that one Clive :?: Sorry Kev I've only just seen this. Normally I drive the Lewes team minibus to away games, so am usually in attendance. Unfortunately I was away for the Ashf...
by tufnellpark
27 Nov 2018, 10:45
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Hugo on TV
Replies: 0
Views: 240

Hugo on TV

Yes it's Mr Orange live on YouTube. He has teamed up with Geoff Marshall in a video to prove you can travel from Zone 1 to Heathrow Airport by bus for the £1.50 Hopper fare. Very entertaining and well worth a watch. One of the comments says Hugo is a cool dude. He looked less than cool at the end of...
by tufnellpark
27 Nov 2018, 10:42
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Bus 10
Replies: 0
Views: 219

Bus 10

Route 10 has been withdrawn by TfL from 23rd November. I have fond memories of travelling into town on RMLs via Kings Cross from Tufnell Park. It started in 1988 and was allocated to my local garage, Highgate. In 2003 it transferred to Westbourne Park and then in 2010 to Stamford Brook. Farewell rou...
by tufnellpark
18 Nov 2018, 11:47
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 2
Replies: 40
Views: 3964

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 2

A triple Champion's twist round (split envelopes, Zones 1-3 and Network Rail) proved a test for all tube runners, young and old, novice and experienced. With a six hour time limit most failed to complete the 15 stations and staggered back to TCR in disappointment. In the pub afterwards there were ma...