Which train service am I on? (SUCCESS) (20)

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Re: Which train service am I on?

Post by tractakid » 30 Oct 2012, 15:01

Good luck trying to get from Stalybridge to Stockport :P
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Post by tubeguru » 30 Oct 2012, 15:03

You know what I mean ... :roll:
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Re: Which train service am I on?

Post by RobbieM » 30 Oct 2012, 15:09

If we ask the correct questions, the Yes/No possibilites could, in 20 questions, give a maximum of 1,048,576 different train services.

I'm sure there aren't that many which run each day, so theoretically it is possible in 20, with careful questions (i.e. not like mine in this thread :) )
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Re: Which train service am I on?

Post by geofftech » 30 Oct 2012, 15:32

As a late-comer to this thread, strangely fun & compelling to read!

and i was at Berney Arms last year, and made a video about it .. if you've not seen it yet ..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXGCHtQ6Q2g

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Re: Which train service am I on?

Post by tractakid » 30 Oct 2012, 15:57

I did watch this video, either yesterday, or the day before.
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Re: Which train service am I on?

Post by tubeguru » 30 Oct 2012, 16:05

RobbieM wrote:If we ask the correct questions, the Yes/No possibilites could, in 20 questions, give a maximum of 1,048,576 different train services.

I'm sure there aren't that many which run each day, so theoretically it is possible in 20, with careful questions (i.e. not like mine in this thread :) )
I fear that some questions were wasted, and weren't worded to narrow things down enough.
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Re: Which train service am I on?

Post by tractakid » 30 Oct 2012, 16:07

Then again, if you strike it very lucky, you can narrow it a huge amount very quickly. Which one of the 20 questions was most lucky, do people think?
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Post by RobbieM » 30 Oct 2012, 16:23

tractakid wrote:Then again, if you strike it very lucky, you can narrow it a huge amount very quickly. Which one of the 20 questions was most lucky, do people think?
"Does your train call at Norwich?" probably.
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Re: Which train service am I on?

Post by greatkingrat » 30 Oct 2012, 17:08

Actually, at that point the other intercity TOCs had been virtually ruled out so Norwich was a fairly safe guess.
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Re: Which train service am I on?

Post by RobbieM » 30 Oct 2012, 17:28

Maybe - I really lost the thread on this one, and should've probably stopped rushing into the wrong questions. Monday was a busy day...

Should we try another?
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Re: Which train service am I on?

Post by tractakid » 06 Nov 2012, 23:15

Anyone want to start another of these? Anyone want me to?
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Post by tubeguru » 07 Nov 2012, 07:04

Go on then.
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Re: Which train service am I on? (SUCCESS) (20)

Post by RobbieM » 31 Mar 2014, 18:46

Post script to this thread. I've just come back from 10 days in East Anglia, during which time I travelled virtually all the lines in the 'Anglia Rover' region.

This included going via Berney Arms. I'm very pleased that the 'request stop' didn't mean you had to either leave or join the train. They stopped the train for me just so that I could get out and take a photo of the station!

A nice touch. I wonder how many other people request to stop here just for a photo.
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Re: Which train service am I on?

Post by A Challenge » 12 Feb 2015, 16:47

tractakid wrote:Anyone want to start another of these? Anyone want me to?
I will. Who wants the first question?
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