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    General Knowledge Quiz

    GRALISTAIR is totally corect Your turn at the grist Mill Regards Ian
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    My floor. Where to go.... what do do....? Just drinking some Lancaster Bomber,now brewed by Marstons. But who brewed it originally, and who did it pass to when they closed their brewery? Regards & good drinking. Ian
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    Jerome K Jerome Three men in a boat, and Three men on the Bummel Regards Ian
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    I aways thought that it was the rule of 72, but.... It is the time taken to double your money with compound interest, whether a loan or savings. eg 2% interest means that the capital will have doubled in 39 years ( 78 divided by 2) Regards Ian
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    Open Floor, please. I didn't think it would be that easy!! Regards Ian
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    Airports?
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    Tanks? Regards Ian
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    A career as a signaller

    Thanks for that, much appreciated. Regards Ian
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    A career as a signaller

    I have just put in an application for the Newark Relief Job. Could anyone tell me which boxes come under that role, please? Regards Ian
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    1963 Southampton to Wembley

    For maps of Waterloo, and, indeed, the full route to Wembley, there is the National Library of Scotland Site here: https://maps.nls.uk/view/103313333 This should take you to a map of Waterloo itself (1915, though, so a bit early, but there are others of different scales & dates) Good luck...
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    A career as a signaller

    Thank you for the information. I had only just managed to find the opening hours in my copy of 'Compendium of Signal Box Opening Times', but I was not sure if it was up to date. Looking forward to the interview. Regards Ian
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    A career as a signaller

    I have an interview coming up soon for Arnside SB However, apart from numerous exterior shots, and the fact that it is listed, I can't seem to find much more about it on the web. Is it TCB or AB? I am guessing that it is 2 shifts (8 hour ish) Is there enything else that I should know...
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    A career as a signaller

    I went to an open day at York ROC just before Christmas. I dressed in a suit, as did a few others, the rest were smart/casual. No interview or assessment, but the chance to ask questions, some good, some inane. With reference to a couple of posts above, I did ask, At 55 am I too old? The...
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    A career as a signaller

    I don't think so. i saw it advertised on the NR Careers search site, stuck in an application, and then chased it up with Recruitment. Regards Ian
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    A career as a signaller

    Is anyone going to York ROC Open Day tomorrow/ I only saw the advert on Saturday, and it seemed to take a little pushing from me before I was sent some info. Hopefully it might lead to something. Best of luck, all. Ian
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    York Signalling School

    Me neither, still waiting, still applying. All the best for signalling school. Regards Ian
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    A career as a signaller

    Talking of 'Keep Applying', I have just noticed that there is a new vacancy at a box that I applied for and was interviewed for earlier this year. Do the esteemed company on this thread think that it is worth reapplying, or should I take the last rejection as final? Regards Ian
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    A career as a signaller

    I was sat at Assessment 2 scheduled for over 4 months for that one. No e-mail or anything form HR, but mine turned to unsuccessful on Monday of this week. Similarly, I have heard, on here that the Oakham Relief Job has gone, but still at Assessment 2 scheduled on my list of applications...
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    Shortage of volunteers

    I have been volunteering for about a year at Rocks By Rail, the old Rutland Railway Museum. Like most preserved railways, the average age of the volunteers is on the high side, but at least we are seeing a few younger ones turning up as well. Because of the small number of committed...
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    Stations that stayed open for freight

    Then there is the Paisley & Barrhead District Railway. Never actually completed, as to have laid in the final Junctions and few hundred yards of track would have made the Caledonian liable to run a passeneger service. The stations were complete, with signage, but never opened. The line...

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