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Friday quiz – how well do you know your heritage railways?

Last year’s quiz on railway stations provoked a huge response and it was amazing how quickly so many of you could correctly name all eight stations shown on the map extracts. So we thought the perfect topic for our first map extract quiz of 2013 would be heritage railway stations.

There are fans of steam engines up and down the country and an army of volunteers often keep these heritage railways running, ensuring the stations, lines and trains themselves are restored and maintained for the inevitable flood of visitors. As well as being able to ride the trains along the lines, visitors can often take part in special events such as Sunday lunch on board, real ale evenings, Thomas the Tank Engine events and even murder mystery evenings – they really do have something for everyone to enjoy.

Many of the heritage railways are in beautiful countryside and perfect for a family day out with a picnic and walk incorporated – there’s even a walk near a heritage railway on our blog already.

So, time to challenge yourself with our eight OS MasterMap extracts – let us know the name of the railway stations featured. We’ve picked the main station for arrivals/departures for each heritage railway. Send us your answers on the blog…

17 Responses

  1. geoff senior

    1 Ashburton Dart Valley Devon
    2 Whitby – North york Moors – but its a Newtwork Rail station
    3 Arlesford Mid Hants Railway
    4 Wansford Nene Valley Railway
    5 ?
    6 ?
    7 Toddington Gloucester and Warwickshire Railway
    8 Tenterdon Kent and East Sussex

  2. NIgel Wright

    Answers so far;
    1. South Devon Rly, Buckfastleigh.
    2. .
    3. Mid Hants Rly, Alton.
    4. Bluebell Rly, Sheffield Park.
    5. .
    6. Glos/Warks Tly, Toddington.
    7. KESR, Tenterden.

  3. Nigel Wright

    Full set of answers without earlier mistakes;
    1. South Devon Rly, Buckfastleigh.
    2. Whitby Stn, this is not on a preserved line but sometimes used by NYMR
    3. Mid Hants Rly, Alton.
    4. Bluebell Rly, Sheffield Park.
    5. Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Rly, Paignton Stn.
    6. Ecclesbourne Rly, Wirksworth
    7. Glos/Warks Rly, Toddington.
    8. KESR, Tenterden.

  4. I’m pretty sure of these:
    1. Buckfastleigh, South Devon Railway
    2. Whitby, North York Moors Railway
    3. Alton, Watercress Line
    4. Sheffield Park, Bluebell Railway
    8. Tenterden, Kent and East Sussex Railway

  5. Mark

    no 1 i buckfastleigh on the South devon, not ashburton
    no 4 is sheffield park on the bluebell before they built the carriage shed.
    no 5 is paignton on paignton and dartmouth steam railway
    no 6 i’m still working on… i did think it was rushcliffe halt to start with, buts its not

    1. Mark

      and final 1, no 6 is wirksworth!
      so,
      1 buckfastleigh
      2 whitby
      3 Alton
      4 Sheffield park
      5 Paignton
      6 Wirksworth
      7 Toddington
      8 Tenterden

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