Nickname guessing game.

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bunnahabhain

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We all have our favourite nicknames for some railways, Gods Wonderful Railway for the Great Western, and so on and so on, so let's see if you can guess some of these below!

1 - This railway was always late, and hardly ever early. London & North Eastern Railway "Late & Never Early" (Coxster)
2 - This railway has regrettably gone. Great Western Railway (Coxster)
3 - This railway had money spent on it, and it was lost. Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway "Money Sunk & Lost" (Coxster)
4 - This railway is now gone completely. Great Central Railway "Gone Completely" (Coxster)
5 - This railway lost 'em, mixed em' up, and smashed 'em to peices. London, Midland & Scottish Railway (Coxster)
6 - This railway was old, worse and worse. Oxford, Worcester & Wolverhampton Railway"Old Worse & Worse" (Nutter)
7 - This railway was very serene and rather delightful, or so says Jamie. Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway (Coxster)
8 - This railway was slow, easy and comfortable. South East & Chatham Railway (Coxster)
9 - This railway shook, rattled and rolled along. Southern Railway (Coxster)
10 - This railway was always going nowhere. Great Northern Railway (Coxster)

Have fun guessing them! Some are fairly easy, but others will be a pain in the backside! Bonus points for those who know what the real nickname is, as well as the railway.
 
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Total guesses by looking at the words.

1 - ?
2 - ?
3 - ?
4 - ?
5 - LMS - London Midland Scottish Railway
6 - .....Got by Nutter.....
7 - GCR - Great Central Railway
8 - SECR - South East & Chatham Railway
9 - SR - Southern Railway
10 - GN - Great Northern
 

bunnahabhain

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Coxster said:
Total guesses by looking at the words.

5 - LMS - London Midland Scottish Railway
7 - GCR - Great Central Railway
8 - SECR - South East & Chatham Railway
9 - SR - Southern Railway
10 - GN - Great Northern

5, 8, 9 and 10 were correct, but 7 wasnt! Any idea what the actual nicknames are?
 

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Full list. Just got to find the official nicknames now, if these are indeed correct!

1 - London & North Eastern Railway
2 - Great Western Railway
3 - Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway
4 - Great Central Railway
5 - London, Midland & Scottish Railway
6 - Oxford, Worcester & Wolverhampton Railway
7 - Somerset & Dorset Railway
8 - South East & Chatham Railway
9 - Southern Railway
10 - Great Northern Railway
 

bunnahabhain

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Coxster said:
1 - London & North Eastern Railway
2 - Great Western Railway
3 - Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway
4 - Great Central Railway
5 - London, Midland & Scottish Railway
6 - Oxford, Worcester & Wolverhampton Railway
7 - Somerset & Dorset Railway
8 - South East & Chatham Railway
9 - Southern Railway
10 - Great Northern Railway
All correct! Got any guesses as to what the nicknames are?
 

bunnahabhain

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Nah, I'll give you one to start you off,

Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway - Money Sunk and Lost.
 

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1 - London & North Eastern Railway
Late & Never Early Railway

2 - Great Western Railway
God's Wonderful Railway

3 - Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway
Money Sunk and Lost

4 - Great Central Railway
Gone Completely?

5 - London, Midland & Scottish Railway
Long Moldy & Slow?

6 - Oxford, Worcester & Wolverhampton Railway
Old Worse & Worse?

7 - Somerset & Dorset Railway
?

8 - South East & Chatham Railway
Slow Engines and Carriages Rusty?

9 - Southern Railway
Stunning Result ;)

10 - Great Northern Railway
?
 

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Jamie said:
We all have our favourite nicknames for some railways, Gods Wonderful Railway for the Great Western, and so on and so on, so let's see if you can guess some of these below!

1 - This railway was always late, and hardly ever early. London & North Eastern Railway (Coxster)
2 - This railway has regrettably gone. Great Western Railway (Coxster)
3 - This railway had money spent on it, and it was lost. Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway (Coxster)
4 - This railway is now gone completely. Great Central Railway (Coxster)
5 - This railway lost 'em, mixed em' up, and smashed 'em to peices. London, Midland & Scottish Railway (Coxster)
6 - This railway was old, worse and worse. Oxford, Worcester & Wolverhampton Railway (Nutter)
7 - This railway was very serene and rather delightful, or so says Jamie. Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway (Coxster)
8 - This railway was slow, easy and comfortable. South East & Chatham Railway (Coxster)
9 - This railway shook, rattled and rolled along. Southern Railway (Coxster)
10 - This railway was always going nowhere. Great Northern Railway (Coxster)

Have fun guessing them! Some are fairly easy, but others will be a pain in the backside! Bonus points for those who know what the real nickname is, as well as the railway.

No.2 in your list was also called the 'Great Way Round' due to the service from Paddington to Birmingham via god knows where!!!! Took an age.
 

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Wrong. The GWR's route from London to Exeter via Bristol (this was before the Berks and Hants) was the route that got the name 'Great Way Round', due to it being rather a long way round to go to Exeter, compared to the Southern's much more direct route via Salisbury.

Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton was indeed the Old Worse and Worse. Still is to some extent today!
 

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Coxster said:
1 - London & North Eastern Railway
Late & Never Early Railway
2 - Great Western Railway
God's Wonderful Railway
3 - Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway
Money Sunk and Lost
4 - Great Central Railway
Gone Completely?
5 - London, Midland & Scottish Railway
Long Moldy & Slow?
6 - Oxford, Worcester & Wolverhampton Railway
Old Worse & Worse?
8 - South East & Chatham Railway
Slow Engines and Carriages Rusty?
9 - Southern Railway
Stunning Result ;)

Only got a few of them correct there! Those being 1, 3, 4 and 6.
 
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Ok I'll give you one to guess. Where was the WC and pee? [not a joke or jest. These were the initials of a railway company]
 
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