National Rail Where am I?

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National Rail Where am I?

Post by Mitchell&BrownLook » 20 Jan 2010, 15:42

On the blessing of Tubeguru I'm now hiding at a National Rail station, and you've as long as it takes to find me at a moderately major "interesting" station somewhere outside of Greater London.

I won't lie, so Where am I?

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Re: National Rail Where am I?

Post by Garion » 20 Jan 2010, 15:51

Are you on the WCML?
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Re: National Rail Where am I?

Post by mullardo » 20 Jan 2010, 17:02

Didcot parkway?
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Re: National Rail Where am I?

Post by Starkey7 » 20 Jan 2010, 19:51

I'm very surprised with the specificality of the above two questions.

So...
...are you at a station whose name starts with a vowel?

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Re: National Rail Where am I?

Post by Mitchell&BrownLook » 20 Jan 2010, 19:57

garion24wales wrote:Are you on the WCML?
No I am not. (Answer 1)
mullardo wrote:Didcot parkway?
Er, No. (Answer 2)
Starkey7 wrote:I'm very surprised with the specificality of the above two questions.
As was I.
Starkey7 wrote:So... are you at a station whose name starts with a vowel?
Afraid not John. (Answer 3.)

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Re: National Rail Where am I?

Post by Edgemaster » 20 Jan 2010, 20:07

Are you north of Sheffield?

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Re: National Rail Where am I?

Post by Mitchell&BrownLook » 20 Jan 2010, 20:17

Edgemaster wrote:Are you north of Sheffield?
Yes I am. (Answer 4)

I'll just add that for any such directional question, Google Maps will be used as the judge.
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Re: National Rail Where am I?

Post by Root » 20 Jan 2010, 20:18

Are you in England?
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Re: National Rail Where am I?

Post by Mitchell&BrownLook » 20 Jan 2010, 20:19

Root wrote:Are you in England?
Most certainly. (Answer 5)

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Re: National Rail Where am I?

Post by greatkingrat » 20 Jan 2010, 20:32

Does your station have a direct service to London?
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Re: National Rail Where am I?

Post by Mitchell&BrownLook » 20 Jan 2010, 20:42

greatkingrat wrote:Does your station have a direct service to London?
In answering this question I'll assume that you mean "direct trains fulfilling a regularly timetabled service to a station which would satisfy the "London All Stations" grouping.

In which case, no. (Answer 6)

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Re: National Rail Where am I?

Post by Root » 20 Jan 2010, 21:04

Mitchell&BrownLook wrote:
garion24wales wrote:Are you on the WCML?
No I am not. (Answer 1)
Request for clarification (I don't think this should be counted as an additional question in the quiz)
Wikipedia wrote:Network Rail, successor from 2001 to Railtrack plc, in its business plan published in April 2006, has divided the national network into 26 'Routes' for planning, maintenance and operational purposes. Route 18 is named as 'that part of the West Coast Main Line that runs between London Euston and Carstairs Junction' although it also includes several branch lines that had not previously been considered part of the WCML.
So, in your definition of West Coast Main Line, are you including these "branch lines"?
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Re: National Rail Where am I?

Post by Mitchell&BrownLook » 20 Jan 2010, 21:10

Root wrote:
Mitchell&BrownLook wrote:
garion24wales wrote:Are you on the WCML?
No I am not. (Answer 1)
Request for clarification (I don't think this should be counted as an additional question in the quiz)
Wikipedia wrote:Network Rail, successor from 2001 to Railtrack plc, in its business plan published in April 2006, has divided the national network into 26 'Routes' for planning, maintenance and operational purposes. Route 18 is named as 'that part of the West Coast Main Line that runs between London Euston and Carstairs Junction' although it also includes several branch lines that had not previously been considered part of the WCML.
So, in your definition of West Coast Main Line, are you including these "branch lines"?
No I was not including these branch lines as I assumed that the WCML was a single line (or a series of parallel lines sic) and not including branch lines from it. As I believe that most people would have assumed the same as me, I believe my original answer should stand. (Clarification 1)
scrxisi wrote:Are you south of the Carlisle-Newcastle line, extrapolating due West and East to the coastline from it's ends?
Yes I am Matt. Fabulous use of extrapolating also noted, as I'm sure John will too. (Answer 7)

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Re: National Rail Where am I?

Post by greatkingrat » 20 Jan 2010, 21:20

Are you west of Huddersfield?
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Re: National Rail Where am I?

Post by mullardo » 20 Jan 2010, 22:16

Blackpool North?
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