Competition – mystery picture 3


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Where is this? What is this?

Our last picture stumped everyone for a bit, then Gavin Whitelaw guessed correctly that it was Keen House, the HQ of the Model Railway Club (MRC) The MRC was set up by Henry Greenly in 1910 making it the oldest model railway club in the world. The full answer that we were really looking for was ‘The Model Railway Club’s test track at Keen House’. The test track itself is a piece of railway heritage. Look at the blown up version of the photograph. Note the hand-built “O” gauge double track in the foreground with centre studs for power supply and the three tracks “OO” gauge tracks in the centre. Gavin gains an extra point, putting him in joint first place with Gordon Dudman. We are very happy to acknowledge the fact that we found the original photo somewhere on the Lithuanian Narrow Gauge Railway Supporters website. But where? Try as we might, we can’t find it again!

Stage 2 of the competition is now closed. Now for stage 3. Today’s picture shows a largish UK station a year or so after closure, but where is it and what is the name of the station? Remember to give both parts of the answer accurately to gain both points. The next three pictures will be from Poland to give our Polish readers an even chance.

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5 Responses to “Competition – mystery picture 3”

  1. Rik Degruyter Says:

    Tunbridge Wells West
    Tunbridge Wells

  2. dyspozytor Says:

    Gosh, that was quick! Rik Degruter, the treasurer of Fedecrail, has responded and has identified this location correctly, gaining him 2 points. Gavin Whitelaw and Gordon Dudman currently also have two points gathered from their answers to previous questions. But I won’t reveal the location just yet, so as to give others a fair chance. There’s still three more questions to come, so the outcome is far from certain.

  3. Gavin Whitelaw Says:

    Nope, I have no idea this time………


  4. John Nicholson Says:

    Its Tunbridge Wells West – Err – In Tunbridge Wells, South of Tonbridge on the one time Tunbridge Wells Central to Groombridge line, now largely the Spa Valley Railway; all in Kent, England.

    Tunbridge Wells is of course home of the legendary “Outraged” of railway complaint letters fame of course!

  5. garystevens Says:

    mystery photo 3 tunbrige wells west

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