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    Two together refund

    I've had a look on the TwoTogether FAQ page and can't see anything, although it was a bit of a "man look" so I've probably missed the glaringly obvious. My partner and I use a TwoTogether railcard for purely leisure travel. We have probably lost about 3 months validity due to the Covid...
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    Trivia: Stations that have never had a diesel passenger service

    I believe the line closed to passengers in 1952 but continued up until 1963 (to Tottington only) for freight. I know it would not had a diesel passenger service, but was any freight diesel hauled? James
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    Get Carter opening train scenes

    Along with the man in the bar scene with six fingers! James
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    Trivia: Stations that have never had a diesel passenger service

    Bury to Holcombe Brook Branch went from steam to electric and then back to steam before closure. I can't find out if it ever saw diesels. Does anyone know for certain? And if so do any pictures survive? James
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    Trivia: Stations which had a Woolworths store very close to them.

    Urmston. Also Blackpool Central? James
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    RAF Broadheath.

    Thanks for that, MontyBurns. I will have to get down there one day and check out the lay of the land. Do you know any more about when the lines were last used? Are there any photographs around of it in use? James
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    RAF Broadheath.

    From 1924 to March 1957 there was a large ammunition storage facility just off Sinderland Road, known as RAF Broadheath. During WW2 this made Altrincham and Sale a prime target - notwithstanding the industrial complexes locally. Today there is very little left, a few concrete foundations and a...
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    Altrincham line services in heavy rail days

    How much of the route from Oxford Road to Altrincham was four track? And when was it removed? James
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    Trivia: Just for fun -Rail stations named after body parts.

    As a child I was always amused by my father recounting how he used to travel from St. Pancreas as he used to call it. Any other places on the network (loosley) named after body parts? I suppose Penistone would be a good shout! James
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    Regular Double Headers

    Regular workings of 2 (usually Cricklewood) 25's on the Fletliner to ?Allerton. James
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    RAF Broadheath.

    From 1924 to March 1957 there was a large ammunition storage facility just off Sinderland Road, known as RAF Broadheath. During WW2 this made Altrincham and Sale a prime target - notwithstanding the industrial complexes locally. Today there is very little left, a few concrete foundations and a...
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    Trying to buy a ticket - how hard can it be?

    I may go and try that, thank you for that. Need to get some beer down my neck first. Buying tickets should be easy? James
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    Trying to buy a ticket - how hard can it be?

    I was hoping to make it easy for them, tickets in hand, no queuing at the TVM, just get on the train with no drama. James
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    Trying to buy a ticket - how hard can it be?

    I had, anytime return. Option to print or back only. Tried it with singles also, same problem. James
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    Trying to buy a ticket - how hard can it be?

    I'm in danger of sounding like a serial complainer - that's not my intention, but tonight I'm rather seething. My elderly mother and another pensioner are planning on travelling tomorrow (11/07) from URM to LIV - needing to be in Liverpool just after 09:00 - the 07:58 service is ideal. I've...

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