Which train service am I on? #5 (in the siding)

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Re: Which train service am I on? #5

Post by RobbieM » 23 Jan 2013, 17:32

tractakid wrote:That would be the 18:47 MKC-EUS.
So, is this a statement, or do I take it as a question? :?
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Re: Which train service am I on? #5

Post by tractakid » 23 Jan 2013, 17:42

Question
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Re: Which train service am I on? #5

Post by RobbieM » 23 Jan 2013, 17:46

Correct! I’d expect the local lad to be the one who’d get it in the end – well done, tractakid. It was, indeed, the 1847 London Midland Service from Milton Keynes Central to London Euston. You managed to solve it before I finished my cheese, too.

Before we leave this thread, (and tractakid starts a new one?), there’s one more thing to sort. I didn’t get on this train at MKC. Can you crack the enigma of where I joined the service?
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Re: Which train service am I on? #5

Post by tractakid » 23 Jan 2013, 18:04

Mill Hill East?


Watford Junction?
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Re: Which train service am I on? #5

Post by RobbieM » 23 Jan 2013, 18:05

tractakid wrote:Watford Junction?
No.
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Re: Which train service am I on? #5

Post by tractakid » 23 Jan 2013, 18:09

Bletchley?
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Re: Which train service am I on? #5

Post by RobbieM » 23 Jan 2013, 18:11

Correct! It was indeed Bletchley. I’d broken my journey there for a couple of hours. I thought the word ‘enigma’ might give it away....

I didn’t visit Bletchley Park though (not open at that time of day), but had a look round the town. Not quite what I was expecting.

And I bought some cheese (and other groceries) from the nearby Sainsbury’s before catching the 1847!
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Re: Which train service am I on? #5 (in the siding)

Post by RobbieM » 25 Jan 2013, 14:16

Stop press:

Cheese was finished Wednesday evening, and the first of the whisky miniatures was opened Thursday evening.
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Re: Which train service am I on? #5 (in the siding)

Post by Starkey7 » 28 Jan 2013, 13:20

Robbie,

You would have been rather better off getting the train just before it, as it's a lot faster.

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Re: Which train service am I on? #5 (in the siding)

Post by RobbieM » 28 Jan 2013, 14:00

Starkey7 wrote:You would have been rather better off getting the train just before it, as it's a lot faster.
Interesting you should say that. I did consider the one before at the time, but decided against it for the following reason:

I was travelling on an off-peak ticket, and the previous train had left Birmingham within LM's restricted time. I wasn't 100% sure whether this affected me (as my journey involved several train companies), but I decided to play it safe, just in case a friendly inspector queried it!
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