Cryptic clues = station name

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  1. neilmc

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    Never considered that! But the one I'm thinking of is perhaps a bit less likely to yield fruit in our climate.
     
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    It's not Appleby or Pear Tree or Plumstead or Lime Street. And it's in Lancashire ...
     
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    I'll have a go at Cherry Tree.
     
  4. neilmc

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    GusB, you have it! Your turn.
     
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    Thank you. By the way, cherries are successfully grown much further north, but I digress. Here's the next one:

    It's the word of God, I would like to add!

     
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    Gospel Oak?
     
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    Golspie?
     
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    Anagram of "gospel" with added "I" - your floor :)
     
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    At this station you find half of Flintstones kid’s Model T.
     
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    Bamford?
     
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    Yes. Well done. Bam-Bam is Barney Rubble’s son.
     
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    OK.....

    "Whoops-a-daisy" might be said here.
     
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    Clue 1: the name begins with a vowel.
     
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    Clue 2: the station name has fewer this eight letters.
     
  15. LUYMun

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    A random guess...
    Insch?
     
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    Not Insch, sorry, but the right length.
     
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    Islip?
     
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    Well done Neil. Your floor...
     
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    Thanks John.

    You familiar German - it's high time for a meeting!
     
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    Clue - It's a Scottish station.
     
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    Dunoon?
     
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    There isn't a railway station with that name as far as I'm aware.
     
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    Dunbridge, if n is noon and a bridge is a sort of meeting? Worth a try? :)
     
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    John Griffiths is right, Dunoon it is. (Du = you in German, noon is a "high time") Apologies if it hasn't actually got a station, I just looked down the list of departure points on Network Rail and assumed it was a station!
     
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    Dunoon is a port. It appears on the ScotRail timetables because of the Caledonian MacBryne sailing from Gourock over to Dunoon.
     
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    <shuffles feet awkwardly>
     
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    You got it correct. So, if you want, it's your floor!
     
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    OK...

    Cooling cured meat, by the way.
     
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    I'd say "Coldham Lane"; but that's a traction maintenance depot, and a junction of lines, in Cambridge -- not a station at all.

    Further "thinks" -- Chilham? It's by the route of the Pilgrims' Way long-distance trackway.
     
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    Both excellent suggestions, and I'd have given it to Coldham Lane for meeting about 98% of the requirements for as correct answer even though it wasn't the one I had in mind, but as it's not a station I'm hampered... Sorry.

    Clue: it's not National Rail.
     

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