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The prize is: £10 off the ticket price for the Highland Chieftain on the Highland Chieftain Forum Meet in July.

You must record yourself making an announcement. This is for a fictional service that calls at EVERY station on the ECML taking the route of the Highland Chieftain. These are all stations passed by the Chieftain.

The announcement is as follows:-

Platform 1 for 0945 GNER Link service to Inverness. Calling at:

Finsbury Park
Harringay
Hornsey
Alexandra Palace
New Southgate
Oakleigh Park
New Barnet
Hadley Wood
Potters Bar
Brookmans Park
Welham Green
Hatfield
Welwyn Garden City
Welwyn North
Knebworth
Stevenage
Hitchin
Arlesey
Biggleswade
Sandy
St Neots
Huntingdon
Peterborough
Grantham
Newark North Gate
Retford
Doncaster
YORK
Thirsk
Northallerton
Darlington
Durham
Chester-le-Street
NEWCASTLE
Manors
Cramlington
Morpeth
Pegswood
Widdrington
Acklington
Alnmouth
Chathill
Berwick upon Tweed
Dunbar
Drem
Longniddry
Prestonpans
Wallyford
Musselburgh
EDINBURGH WAVERLEY
EDINBURGH HAYMARKET
Linlithgow
Polmont
FALKIRK GRAHAMSTON
STIRLING
Bridge of Allan
Dunblane
GLENEAGLES
PERTH
Dunkeld and Birnam
PITLOCHRY
Blair Atholl
Dalwhinnie
Newtonmore
KINGUSSIE
AVIEMORE
Carrbridge
INVERNESS

Platform 1 for 0945 GNER Link service to Inverness.


Please try to keep the file size down by compressing it to MP3, but if you cannot do that do not worry as I can convert it.

(By the way the stations in CAPS, are those which the Chieftain calls at in real life :))

Rules: it must be your own voice, you may be asked to prove it if we are in doubt that it's you. My decision is final. NO cash alternative prize.
 
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bunnahabhain

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Bah, what about an all stations Penzance - Dundee ;)

One has already done an all stations Loughborough Central - London Marylebone (excepting LUL stations) <D

You also forgot to announce restaurant facilities, first class, and all the crap they come out with now ;)
 

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Coxster said:
What happens if we cannot prenounce the station names properly? :oops:
I doubt anyone would get them ALL right! (not without a LOT of research and rehersing anyway!). So don't worry about it!
 

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I get to Arlesey and keep saying Arsely :oops: . The ones before hand are easy for me because I live near that lot.
 

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I may have a go at this, I have had a quick practice and can say most stations name with ease.

How long would a train stopping at all those stations take to go from KX to Inverness I wonder!
 

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Sprinter said:
How long would a train stopping at all those stations take to go from KX to Inverness I wonder!
You could calculate it by adding up the parts.

London-Welwyn GC all stopper 40 mins
Welwyn GC-Peterborough all stopper 1 hr 02 mins
Peterborough-York all stopper 1 hr 32 mins

and so on.. (Anyone want to take over at this point?!)

There will be some limitations though, e.g. no Chathill - Berwick or Dunbar-Drem trains, so you'd have to estimate.
 

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Big Brother said:
I get to Arlesey and keep saying Arsely :oops: . The ones before hand are easy for me because I live near that lot.

That's exectly the same error as mine :)
 

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Only 4 days left and I've only got 2 entries! :shock:

1288gaje's announcement is very realistic, however it's for the wrong line, so I can't accept it!

Well, I suppose I have 3 entries if I include Gareth Hale's entry, except that has the Crazy Frog in the background...
 

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yorkie said:
except that has the Crazy Frog in the background...

good anouncment but there was a reason for him having the crazyfrog you sometimes hear background music at big stations
 

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Got a problem, no idea how to send it...Got no conversion software either, as my MP3 player (only means of recording I'm afraid) does not save in .MP3 mode it seems.

Advise me ASAP, I want my entry to be heard by someone other than myself!
 

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I only got 3 valid entries (5 if you include the Crazy Frog entry, and one to Penzance :shock: ), so I am extending the deadline to 8pm on Saturday.

Anyone with a broken microphone has a few days to buy a new one (they're about £3 or so I think?).

Can't say fairer than that ;)
 
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