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Re: Not looking good for HS2

Post by TopBadger » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:22 am

See also hills in the south - called downs... because they're lower than the ones that are higher up north. Obvs.
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Re: Not looking good for HS2

Post by El Pollo Diablo » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:33 am

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Re: Not looking good for HS2

Post by Pucksoppet » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:39 am

Gentleman Jim wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:20 am
Pucksoppet wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:33 am
Gentleman Jim wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:57 am


only if you are travelling from west/south/east of London
ie Oi. Goin' up London on Sat'day :lol:
Wikipedia: Rail Directions: Up and Down
When I lived in Leeds, people talked about going DOWN to London
When I lived in the Midlands, it was the same*. But from a railway technical term perspective (and being technically right is the best kind of right), the UP line is usually the line with traffic towards London or the nearest large conurbation, with some geographical variations. And this is a railway-related thread. (<<Insert smiley face emoticon here>>).

*Or goin' t' smork, a considerable number of years after the Clean Air Act was passed.

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Re: Not looking good for HS2

Post by Gentleman Jim » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:43 am

TopBadger wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:22 am
See also hills in the south - called downs... because they're lower than the ones that are higher up north. Obvs.
Hmmmmm. How does the "Southern Uplands" fit then? :lol:
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Re: Not looking good for HS2

Post by Gentleman Jim » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:45 am

Pucksoppet wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:39 am
Gentleman Jim wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:20 am
Pucksoppet wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:33 am
Wikipedia: Rail Directions: Up and Down
When I lived in Leeds, people talked about going DOWN to London
When I lived in the Midlands, it was the same*. But from a railway technical term perspective (and being technically right is the best kind of right), the UP line is usually the line with traffic towards London or the nearest large conurbation, with some geographical variations. And this is a railway-related thread. (<<Insert smiley face emoticon here>>).

*Or goin' t' smork, a considerable number of years after the Clean Air Act was passed.
Well, if you are going all technical on me - tranfer it to the Nerds section :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Not looking good for HS2

Post by lpm » Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:26 pm

I'm going to go by car - the roads will be f.cking fabulous after all these extra billions have been spent.

You thought this rail line would trash woodlands? You ain't seen nothing yet.
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Re: Not looking good for HS2

Post by geejaytee » Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:34 pm

Gentleman Jim wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:45 am
Pucksoppet wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:39 am
Gentleman Jim wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:20 am


When I lived in Leeds, people talked about going DOWN to London
When I lived in the Midlands, it was the same*. But from a railway technical term perspective (and being technically right is the best kind of right), the UP line is usually the line with traffic towards London or the nearest large conurbation, with some geographical variations. And this is a railway-related thread. (<<Insert smiley face emoticon here>>).

*Or goin' t' smork, a considerable number of years after the Clean Air Act was passed.
Well, if you are going all technical on me - tranfer it to the Nerds section :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
And of course, if you went to Oxbridge and lived in London you could be simultaneously sent "down" (i.e. expelled) but travelling "up" to London when you left.

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Re: Not looking good for HS2

Post by El Pollo Diablo » Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:41 pm

All of you, stop.
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Re: Not looking good for HS2

Post by Gfamily » Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:56 pm

El Pollo Diablo wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:41 pm
All of you, Spoiler:
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