Longest train travel...

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This time you can include all the latest AND old TOCs...

Here is mine 8)

Lincoln dep 22:31
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Nottingham arr 23:38
Nottingham dep 05:29

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Luton arr 07:07
Luton dep 07:34
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St Albans arr 07:48
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Duration: 9:17
 
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So you actually did that journey?

I did
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Station              Timetable    Operator
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BOURNEMOUTH          dep 0759     South West Trains
LONDON WATERLOO      arr 0949
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LONDON WATERLOO      dep 0958     London Underground
GREEN PARK           arr 1004
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GREEN PARK           dep 1008     London Underground
LONDON KINGS CROSS   arr 1020
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LONDON KINGS CROSS   dep 1130     GNER
EDINBURGH WAVERLEY   arr 1607
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EDINBURGH WAVERLEY   dep 1615     First Scotrail
GLASGOW QUEEN ST.    arr 1706
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GLASGOW QUEEN ST.    dep 1820     First Scotrail
FORT WILLIAM         arr 2220
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Total Journey Time      14:21
And back 2 days later... ;)
 

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Difficult to define. Does it reset when you leave the system? What about changes involving leaving a station and walking?
 

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Would have to be
Saturday
Newton Abbot-London pad
London Pad-Baker Street
Later in the day:
Piccadily Circus-Holborn
Holborn-Liverpool Street

Off to the travelodge
Sunday

Then Liverpool Street-Wherever the Natural History Museum/Science museum are
Wherever the Natural History Museum/Science museum are-London Padd
London padd-Newton Abbot

Total duration 38 hours or so.
 

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Amersham dep 14:44 Bus
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Croxley Underground arr 15:19
Croxley Underground dep 15:26
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London Baker Street arr 16:05
London Baker Street dep 16:05
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London Fenchurch Street arr 16:44
London Fenchurch Street dep 17:10
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Upminster arr 17:34
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Duration: 2:50
 

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Anyone done the Trans-Siberian? 5778 miles, 8 time zones and about 7 days and the service runs between Moscow to Vladivostok. That service is just the third longest single continuous journey with the longest two (that happen to also traverse the route for part of their journeys) are Donetsk to Vladivostok and Moscow to Pyongyang services

Anyway, I can't remember exact timings at intermediate points but can remember departing Farnborough and arriving home but on one forum meet I was out of Farnborough and on the railway network throughout (except a short Taxi ride of 25 minutes or so) for a whopping 26 hours 29 minutes. Harold Bailey's is a bit longer as he had to travel to/from Fratton!

Farnborough 06:16
King's Cross 08:00
Edinburgh 12:30ish
Fife Circle to Kirkaldy
Then up to Perth
Along to Dundee
Back to Perth
Highland Mainline to Kinguissie
TAXI TO TULLOCH
Ex-Fort Bill sleeper 20:30ish
London Euston arrive 07:43
London Waterloo 08:09
Farnborough arrive 08:45
 

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Altrincham to Minehead Special.

Altrincham 05:20 return 01:30 with 45min break at Minehead. Twas an ill fated trip. Class 40 failed 1/2 hour out of bristol we had to wail for the rescue for ages then continue the rest of the trip. The 3 hour minehead stop was dramaticaly reduced.
 

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Hucknall to South West Ireland, 51 hours using a combination of coaches, ferries and trains.

edit: with a 65 litre rucksack, a sports bag and another bag, all fully packed.
 

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07.58 Huddersfield - Huddersfield (23.17) Via Newcastle, Carlisle, Leeds. Scarborough and Hull.

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07.01 Huddersfield - Huddersfield (23.59) Via Leeds, Blackpool, Preston, Carlisle, Barrow, Lancaster, Oxenholme, Windermere, Preston and Leeds
 

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I find this thread quite interesting as it vagely resembles my timesheet at work
For ease, i will use a typical week of days as an example.
Monday to Friday, 07:30 - 15:30 with 1 hour unpaid dinner break between 12:00 and 13:00, totalling 35 paid hours
On my timesheet, i have to account for every minute. I have to give a brief description of a job, a route code and a job code, followed by how long it took
So it looks something like this
Des route job hous mins
MSP ES5Ak1 B101 20 00

Travel 10 00
TIA {Train interuptions} 02 00
Safety and Set UP 02 00
Admin 01 00

Thats very basic. We normally do about 5 or 6 different types of job, and then across maybe 2 or 3 different lines. So you could do lifting and packing {MSP} at 2 different locations, and have to enter MSP twice on the time sheet, once for each location.
I reckon you lot should work out your longest journey in terms of wheels rolling ;)
 

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One of my longest would have to be

1750 Trowbridge - Westbury 1758
0707 Westbury - Bath Spa 0730
0742 Bath Spa - London Paddington 0912
A jolly around London (did include Victoria, Grenwich, Elmers End, Hayes & places like that)
then
1905 Paddington - Westbury 2025
2112 Westbury - Trowbridge 2118
2140 Trowbridge - Swindon 22XX
22XX Swindon - Trowbridge 2309
Total of 28 hours time on property owned by a company that runs on tracks!
 

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Hail All! <D
Here's one that I did back in 2001CR from Germany to home - All in the name of being able to attend a BAL-SAGOTH Ritual! :eek:
The times aren't accurate as I didn't record it, but my memory of the journey isn't too bad I don't think! :)
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Station              Time         Operator
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Dortmund Hbf         Dep 14:00    Deutsche Bahn
Enschede             Arr 16:30
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Enschede             Dep 16:45    Nederlander Spoorweg
Hengelo              Arr 17:00
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Stopover for BAL-SAGOTH ritual at the Hengelo Metropool
Slept on the station platform, so it still counts! :-D
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Hengelo              Dep 11:30    Nederlander Spoorweg
Amersfoort           Arr 13:30
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Amersfoort           Dep 14:15    Nederlander Spoorweg
Rotterdam            Arr 15:30
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Rotterdam            Dep 16:00    NMBS/SNCB
Bruxelles MIDI       Arr 18:30
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Bruxelles MIDI EST   Dep 19:30    Eurostar
London Waterloo      Arr 22:30
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London Waterloo      Dep 00:15    South West Trains
Farnborough Main     Arr 01:02
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NOTES:
  Dates of travel: 09/12/2006CR - 10/12/2006CR.
  Total journey time: 35 hours.
  All times are CET (GMT+1) including UK sections.
  All times are from memory and may be inaccurate.
  SNCB do a very good coffee.
Farewell... <D
>> Death <<
 

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At GMT+1, that train you got back in 2001 (according to my ancient timetable) would have been the 2315 arriving FNB 0002.

//useless bit of info
 

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The original post is a rather silly overnight journey - did you really do that?

What's the question? Longest train journey done? If so, well it depends how it's defined but last summer we did were several trips that involved the Sleeper, taking approx 12 hours from Fort William to London, with train travel before/after it. I am not sure which would be the longest, depends how it's defined I suppose!
 

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I am not sure which would be the longest, depends how it's defined I suppose!
Forgot about those. I remember when we did London-Aberdeen-Inverness-Kyle of Lochalsh-Armadale (bus)-Mallaig-Fort William-London in 2005. That meet started off with a London tour and a trip to Seaford! That was over 55 hours continuous travelling! :lol:
 

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Does it include abroad? I did 15hrs on a train in India travelling from the Bhandra terminus in Mumbai to Abu Road station on the Rhajastahn / Gujurat border.. in the UK it would have to be (timings are estimates, it was a few years ago)

dep Bootle 07.00ish
arr Carlisle 09.15ish
dep Carlisle 10.30ish
arr Basingstoke 15.30ish

thats about 8:30
 

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In the UK, without leaving Railway property, and excluding tube challenging,
---- Birmingham New Street 0812
???? Bristol TM ????
1050 Cardiff Central 1055
???? Fishguard ????
???? Cardiff Central 1720ish
???? Bristol TM ????
2030ish Birmingham New Street

12 hours 20 ish
 

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06x0 Burnham - Reading
074x Reading - Didcot
0813 Didcot - Acton - Hitchin - Cambridge - Ely - Kings Lynn - Middleton Towers - Kings Lynn - Ely - Ipswich - Stratford - NLL - Wembley EUFOC - Acton - Reading (ONE train)
2xxx Reading - Burnham arr approx 2330.
 

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I've a couple of contenders for the longest journey in 1 day. (Very few times though, my memory isn't that good). I only left railway property once, and that was for a quick pint with Theblackwatch at Cardiff after returning from Fishguard Harbour.
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Sheffield - Pembroke Dock and return, August 2005

0724 Sheffield - Derby (MML - HST)
Derby - Birmingham NS (CT - 170)
Birmingham NS - Bristol Parkway (VXC - Adex HST)
Bristol Parkway - Pembroke Dock (FGW - HST)
Pembroke Dock - Bristol Parkway (FGW - HST)
Bristol Parkway - Birmingham NS (VXC - 22x via Camp Hill)
BNS - Sheffield (VXC - 22x) a.2218
And....

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Sheffield - Fishguard Harbour and return September 2006

0648 Sheffield - BNS (VXC - 221 via Darnall and Woodhouse)
BNS - Cheltenham (VXC - 22x)
Cheltenham - Cardiff (CT 170 via Gloucester)
Cardiff - Fishguard Harbour (ATW - 50 via Swansea District line)
Fishguard Harbour - Cardiff (ATW - 50 via Swansea District line)
Cardiff Central - Heath High level (ATW - 37)
Heath High level - Cardiff Central (ATW - 150)
Cardiff Central - Cheltenham (CT - 170 via Gloucester)
Cheltenham - BNS (VXC - 22x)
BNS - Man. Picc (VXC - 220 via Stoke)
Man Picc - Sheffield (TPE - 185 via Stockport) a.2314
 
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