Railway General Knowledge.

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  1. martinsh

    martinsh Established Member

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    That is correct. Open floor as requested
     
  2. xotGD

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    Q. Which piece of railway infrastructure features towards the end of the film "Get Carter"?
     
  3. theageofthetra

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    Blyth coal Staithes? Open floor if correct
     
  4. xotGD

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    Coal Staithes is correct, but wrong location.
     
  5. xotGD

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    Clue: It is still standing, on the south bank of the River Tyne.
     
  6. DerekC

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    I have a feeling this may have been at Blackhall, Co Durham. But I think the staithes there have been demolished.
     
  7. theageofthetra

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    Are they the Staithes near Hartlepool? Think they exist but are about half the height.
     
  8. xotGD

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    The film ends on the Durham Coast - by the magic of cinema the characters are transported about 30 miles from the Staithes to get there.

    No - too far south.

    The location is on the south bank of the Tyne and now has a station.
     
  9. martinsh

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    Presumably Dunston Staithes ?
     
  10. xotGD

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    That's the one!

    When I was young I used to watch the 03 pushing short rakes of loaded wagons up to the top, and the empties running back down under gravity. Wild childhood!
     
  11. martinsh

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    Open floor
     
  12. SteveyBee131

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    OK, let's try something a bit obscure...

    Only 3 class 142s have ever carried names. What were they? And which numbers?
     
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    The only named Pacer that springs to my mind is the one named Tom Jones, but I suspect that was a 143.
     
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    It was indeed a 143, 143609.
     
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    I think we might need a clue to try and get the game moving again...

    One was named after a railway depot;

    One was named after a Welsh song, which is also a woman's name;

    One is named after a Welsh sport club of some description, nicknamed The Cheesemen.
     
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    The second will certainly be Joseph Parry's Myfanwy. Is the third Caerphilly Rugby Club, perchance?
     
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    That's the names of the two Welsh ones :D

    The other was English...
     
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    It was indeed Newton Heath (Newton Heath 125, 1876 - 2001 to give it it's full title), and was carried by bus №9. Myfanwy was №73, while Caerphilly RFC was №80.

    Well done everyone :D so @krus_aragon, the naming ceremony floor is yours ;)
     
  20. krus_aragon

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    Okay, here's a slightly different question:

    Stepping off the ferry, I made my way to the train. After little more than an hour, and half a dozen stops, I found myself at my destination, beside another ferry.

    What was my (rail) journey?
     
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    If we're in the past tense (i.e. what was my (rail) journey), would this be on the Isle of Wight - maybe Cowes to Ryde via Newport?
     
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    Liverpool to New Brighton. You have the Mersey ferry and another at New Brighton?
     
  23. krus_aragon

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    That rail journey is just half an hour, though.

    I used the past tense, but it's not really that historical. I could have done this journey last night (disregarding any disruption due to the current stormy weather).
     
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    Damn ! I had an idea concerning the Polish narrow gauge pre-early 1970s; but that's now out of the window :(.
     
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    Sorry, that sounds like it could have been quite an inventive solution.

    There is a little bit of word-play in the question, which serves as a hint to the destination.
     
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    Did you land at Fishguard and take a train to Ferryside?
     
  27. krus_aragon

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    That I did. The night ferry train from Fishguard Harbour calls at five stations before Ferryside, and takes just over an hour.

    The ferry from Ferryside to Llansteffan doesn't actually run at this time of year, so I could do little more than stand beside it. ;)

    The next sailing is yours...
     
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    Open floor.
     
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    What kind of locomotive did Marc Antoine Francois Mennons patent in 1861?
     
  30. xotGD

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    Battery powered?
     

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