Okay, here you are then. Stations G and H answered. Or shall I do stations H and G instead? For some reason, everyone seems to have done H first, though I don’t know why. G was so simple, after all!
Okay – let’s do station ‘H’ first then. The hint was ‘Shiny paintwork’. That’s my cryptic brain again, I’m afraid. In crosswords, ‘work’ often represents the letters ‘OP’ – as in an abbreviation for ‘operation’. And shiny paint? It’s ‘gloss’, of course. So ‘shiny paintwork’ can be translated as Glossop!
A number of stations can be found at 129⅓ miles from Glossop, as Michael Churchill told me. They are Lockerbie, Stevenage, Acklington and… oh, there’s one more: the other part of the hint is “Have we seen this before?”
Most of us probably have seen it before; it was the station that kicked this all off (in another thread). As I originally said, ‘thinking laterally when looking at the picture of Flickr may help’. With laterally meaning sideways, if you clicked on the left/right arrows on Flickr, you’d’ve eventually come to the first station I set. In fact, it was the same photo heavily zoomed in! Yes, it’s our old friend Rhymney! You see, I was disappointed that Rhymney didn’t have its own letter, and I didn’t want it to miss out. But now it does – ‘G’! (I may wish to use these letters later, during the exam season…)
Well done to our four keen detectives, who all got both stations correct:
* Michael Churchill
* trains 500
Incidentally, thanks to Michael again for saying that if you got Rhymney first, and wanted stations at 129⅓ miles, they are: Hampton Court, Kearsley, Hillside, New Lane, Teddington, Dinting, Bookham, Elstree & Borehamwood, Wembley Central & Oxshott.
For your interest, Dinting is very close to Glossop. After I took the photo, I had to make sure I got on the right train. You see, whereas Geoff and Vicky did all the stations, I’m attempting to do all the routes. (Those with scheduled passenger services, that is). That can be a bit more complicated, as I had to get a train that completed the Dinting triangle. And there are very few that do it!
New station coming up soon! Probably not as easy, but we’ll see…
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