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    Old sayings that you heard in your childhood.

    Yes, I still get called that sometimes, very flattering. :D
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    Stations not officially closed but with no services stopping

    Are there some in the Stoke/Staffordshire/Midlands area that don't have passenger trains stopping, Wedgwood, Barlaston, Stone, Norton Bridge, Atherstone, Polesworth? Also Teesside Airport?, Reddish South & Denton?
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    Good catering facilities on preserved lines

    Good to know, I may be going there later in the summer hopefully.
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    Which Platforms at Worcester Foregate Street

    Great, thank you. :)
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    Old sayings that you heard in your childhood.

    Yes, that is a good one. As mentioned above, the term "Duck" seems to have originated in Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire. "Queen" I think is or was, used in the Liverpool area and "Pet" from the Newcastle area. "My Lover" is or was, used also in Devon & maybe Cornwall. I think these...
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    WIMBLEDON RAILWAY STATION LIFTS

    I think I read it in one of the Tabloids, so perhaps not the most reliable source of information. I have looked on SWR website and it is not mentioned there.
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    [Germany] May/June 2021 - 30 Years of ICE Service

    I do like the German ICE Trains, I find them quite spacious and comfy even in 2nd class.
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    West Somerset Railway launches a new appeal for £1m to help cover projected income shortage through the 2021 season.

    Did they run any trains last summer between lockdowns and are they opening this summer?
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    NYMR Whitby

    Infact, I seem to remember going very slowly too along the line from Whitby, just before it got to Grosmont. You can also hear the steam loco working hard when hauling a long train from Grosmont to Goathaland.
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    Which Platforms at Worcester Foregate Street

    Those are two handy facts to know too, I think there is a Wetherspoons close by too which also had post office connections. ? :)
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    WIMBLEDON RAILWAY STATION LIFTS

    Good morning, All being well I shall be travelling via Wimbledon Railway Station later this week, with more luggage than usual. I have heard that due to CV, the lifts there have been taken out of action? Does anyone know if that is true? if so, I shall take plan B. Thanks Steve.
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    4DD coach on the move from NIRT - where is it going?

    That is very interesting to hear, I often wondered if any of those units did get saved, perhaps now one day it will be possible to travel on one.
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    Which Platforms at Worcester Foregate Street

    Thank all very much for these brilliant replies and the link to Realtime Trains, that is all really helpful and interesting. ( I like too the comments on post #10, about the train that was allowed to continue it's journey with a broken door, just imagine that happening now - Not. :)
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    Which Platforms at Worcester Foregate Street

    Good afternoon, Hope this is in the correct area. All being, later this week, I shall travelling from Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street, (WOF), the train leaves PAD at about 11.50 and should get to WOF at 13.57. I am meeting my friend at WOF, he will be arriving from South Wales at...
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    Eurostar voucher query

    I was given vouchers last year regarding a cancelled return trip on the New Amsterdam service and asked afterwards for a cash refund which I received quite quickly. I suggest that you do apply to them.
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    Good catering facilities on preserved lines

    I think the pubs on the platforms at Bury Bolton Street and Bridgnorth were quite good?
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    Good catering facilities on preserved lines

    I was on that, yes it was very good. The On board catering on the Bluebell was very good when I did it a couple of times and the Chippie at Dungeness on the RHDR was good too. On the Mainline Charter Trains Hastings Diesels buffet car is very good as is their Club Class Meal service, hope...
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    Orient Express Film & Norway Query TV Films

    Good morning, 1. I was watching a 1985 film "Romance on the Orient Express" not for the content of the film, but for the rail scenes, which were very good. It was following the journey of the VSOE from Venice to Paris, (with onward travel on the train for London, I presume then via Calais...
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    NYMR Whitby

    I have been on the NYMR several times, it seems to vary about what happens on the Whitby section, I have also been on it when it's been steam to/from Whitby, changing locos at Grosmont, either to another steamer to/from Pickering or sometimes infact steam on the Whitby part and diesel on the...

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