I know Cee loves transport in her challenges but we’re going to start with some buildings – in this case an old Odeon Cinema approaching the end of its life…
…no longer showing films, having closed in 1964, it spent a number of years as a car showroom and a furniture store. It was demolished in 2013.
Central house – Finchley Central…
The white is going cream/dirty and the reinforcing bars behind the facade are leaking their rusty residue down the face of each level – ironically adding so much character to a bland 60’s building.
Cream and White…
…The National Bus Company painted it’s coaches white, so here we have an Eastern National Bristol RE with Plaxton bodywork sitting in Peterborough alongside a cream liveried Bedford YRQ belonging to Everett’s of Atterby. The latter was a rare vehicle, the Bedford YRQ chassis and Duple Viceroy Express body combination only ever being ordered 97 times.
Here is a quiz for you to try. In each image there is a famous location or building. But, the catch is that these are not photos but screen shots from Railworks Train Simulator. Of the 8 images, six may be found in London whilst the other two are further afield. All locations/buildings are in England. To confuse matters slightly – the trains in the photos are not of the same time period as the scene they appear in; though they would/may have appeared at the location at a different time. Answers in the comments please…
a, Can you identify the stadium which is missing its usual team and sponsor hoardings? (Class 105 from the 1960’s – Current recent building)
b, What is this famous London Terminus with a single span roof? (Jubilee Class locomotive 1950’s – Building current then and now)
c, What is the building with the 4 chimneys? (Class 25 1960’s – Building current then and now)
d, Name the curved building on the left and the tallest one on the right. (B1 Class locomotive 1950’s – Current recent buildings)
e, Do you recognise this nearly 1000 year old Cathedral? (Class 180 unit Currently in service).
f, Probably the most famous railway viaduct in England – do you know its name? (Loco preserved Jubilee Class, so both current!)
g, What is the strange red building and who was the designer? (Class 4F 1960’s livery – Buildings Recent Current)
h, Where is that mast? (Class 33 in 1960’s – Mast and station Current but both present back in the ’60’s too)
If you don’t live in the UK, don’t despair -you can find all these locations on google maps. Have a go and see what you can find:-)
Scoring – Give yourself 10 points for having a go and 5 points for each correct answer (I’ll be posting answers on Christmas Eve). Sorry – no prizes – just the warm glow of taking part 🙂