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    How long should customers retain their ticket for, after they have alighted from the train?

    well, it did spin off from a rather interesting case of a poor passenger who has ended up, IIRC, with a criminal conviction + hefty fine for throwing his £2.50 ticket away as he stepped off the train...
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    South Western Railway Season Ticket Refund - Advice Please

    I can see why you think this is harsh, my sympathies. I recall a number of consumer media coverage of season ticket refunds for rail on eg BBC back in April by people viewing refund terms as unfair - not that you should have been expect to listen to those reports. I think the rules that ave been...
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    EMR Class 170's

    am looking forward to EMR running 170s - though I hope they get a decent internal refurb as assume they need it.
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    Fatal accident on GW line late 50's - early 60's - information wanted

    would it be worth widening your date search for local papers as one might think it was the sort of thing that would have got reported. Presumably coroners / registrars records are retained. Have you tried the County Archives service for the county concerned to see if they hold them - or if they...
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    How long should customers retain their ticket for, after they have alighted from the train?

    Best hold on to all official paperwork like that for 6 years....:lol:
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    Buying partial ticket

    If you bought a ticket part way on your journey why did you not at least try to buy it from the starting point of the journey you took (Ponders End) not a point on the route when you remembered that you had not got a ticket? It's not a long journey after all.
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    Why was the South Eastern division more photographed than the Central?

    Interesting to read that thought about Steyning, thanks.
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    Mystery Location.

    Thanks - yes. I'd have to invest in a scanner for that. No doubt I'd find plenty of use for one if I did however.
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    Fare Evasion. Any advice?

    Marylebone to Stratford Super Off Peak Rtn - £32.30 Marylebone to Stratford Super Off Peak Single - £32.20 so you owed 10p if I have these fares correct Wembley Stadium - Marylebone Anytime Day Single - £5.70 from: http://www.brfares.com/#home ie a far more generous payment to Chiltern than...
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    Fare Evasion. Any advice?

    and if not the ticket the OP probably has a payment record on a bank card used at the ticket machine that would match the fare due, as a fall back form of evidence.
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    Why was the South Eastern division more photographed than the Central?

    I bet that logic applies to the Horsham / Steyning steam routes too.
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    Fare Evasion. Any advice?

    I think it would be possible for you to set out (dispassionately) what you did, and why you did it, and that you had wanted to pay the price for the ticket you should have bought n the hope that they might just 'buy it' when you get asked for your side of the story. Whilst it is fresh in your...
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    Mystery Location.

    Thanks for those insights and recollections - I seem to recall from my own efforts pre digital that slower film was far less versatile, as you say, but when you got it right (good light, held still etc), you did get a really good result. I was about 15 when a relative gave me a decent quality...
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    Mystery Location.

    In fact I should say some very nice pics on your flickr site in that series - great colour rendition and very sharp and atmospheric. Nice to see the colour film does not seem to have degraded in any way compared with some that have done so. The depot and railtour shots being very nice to look...
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    Mystery Location.

    Well, nice to see the pic location found - look forward to seeing any other identified locations!

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