CHERTSEY

BOATS, BRIDGES, BOILERS ... IF IT'S GOT RIVETS, I'M RIVETTED
... feminist, atheist, autistic academic and historic narrowboater ...
Likes snooker, beer, tea, rivets and solitude, and is strangely fascinated by the cinema organ.
And there might be something about railways.
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Sunday, 18 August 2019

Old and new

This afternoon I travelled on the oldest train in regular service on the British mainland rail network, and then on one of the newest. Where did I change?

(And no, you can't answer if I've already told you!)
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11 comments:

  1. Mainland....
    So you weren't on the Isle of Wight?

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  2. To be clear, do you mean "oldest train" as in "inside oldest carriages" or as in "behind oldest locomotive"?

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    1. I think it's not so old that the answer can't be 'both'

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  3. Manchester Piccadilly? (having taken the trans-Pennine train from Sheffield via Grindleford)

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  5. The oldest trains through Sheffield would be the High Speed Trains (HSTs) run by what is now East Midlands Railway and Cross Country Trains. The newest in that part of the world are LNER's new Azumas. Cross Country and LNER meet up at Doncaster.

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  6. Guess you travelled on Volk's Electric Railway?

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