[Trivia] Pairs of stations with different sounding names

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  1. SteveM70

    SteveM70 Member

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    (If a mod can phrase the title better than me feel free to change it)

    Most days at Manchester Victoria I hear announcements of trains on the Wigan line calling successively at Hag Fold and Daisy Hill

    It always strikes me how they sound like polar opposites - Hag Fold sounds awful but Daisy Hill sounds like the kind of place you’d go on a sunny summer’s day

    Are there any others?
     
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  3. Joey Beauchamp

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    Not quite consecutive as Guide Bridge is in between, but Gorton and Flowery Fields (although the latter is not quite as nice as it sounds: my friend and I once got chased into a local pub by pre teen scallies lobbing debris at us).
     
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    Just FYI, the dog Snoopy in the Peanuts cartoons came from Daisy Hill Puppy Farm...:lol:
     
  5. Ianno87

    Ianno87 Established Member

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    Pleasington, Cherry Tree then.... Mill Hill.
     
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    Coatbridge Sunnyside doesn't work well being in one of the coldest and wettest areas of the UK
     
  7. Merle Haggard

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    Not a station, but a shed;
    Brightside shed on the Midland ML north of Sheffield had an alternative name; Grimethorpe.
     
  8. beermaddavep

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    On the DLR, Island Gardens sounds somewhat more idyllic than the next station, the less than pleasant sounding Mudchute.
     
  9. Parallel

    Parallel Established Member

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    Port Sunlight and Spital on the Merseyrail network.

    Filton Abbey Wood and Patchway

    Montpelier and Stapleton Road
     
  10. lxfe_mxtterz

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    Ulceby and Thornton Abbey.

    And perhaps to a lesser extent, Dullingham and Newmarket, and Shotton and Chester.
     
  11. Whattraintoday

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    The whole of the Settle-Carlisle line has lovely idyllic-sounding stations such as Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Appleby, Langwathby, Lazonby & Kirkoswald etc.
    But right in the middle: "Dent"
     
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    Grimsby sounds very dull, but Cleethorpes has an upwards tone about it...
     
  13. mrcheek

    mrcheek Established Member

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    On the Heart of Wales line, the impossible-to-pronounce Cynghordy, and Llanwrtyd, are either side of the rather simple Sugar Loaf
     
  14. Jamie Price

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    Cung-hordee, and Llan-oo-er-tid, easy peasy :D:D
     
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    Even better if you spoonerise them... Gleethorpes and Crimsby!
     

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