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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 40 - Spring 1980

Prize Xmas Crossword Solution


8. SIR EDWARD WATKIN: anagram of AWKWARD DINER and IT'S (Chairman of the Met Railway and the SER - see 22 Down)

9. BEATTIE: designer of Quainton's well-tank

10. ENAMELS: anagram of SAME LNE

12. OPEN (O-PEN)

13. GORTON: GORdon plus TON, GCR's main works in Manchester

14. CAB: soporifiC ABnormality

15. DOLLY: nickname for a ground-signal

16. ESK: 'River Esk', Greenly's 2-8-2 on the R& ER

17. STOWE (S-TOW-E): name of SR Schools class loco

20. ASH: ASHford, location of loco works on SE & CR

21. MINERS: Locos heavy on coal were called miners friends

23. ISIS: I-SI'S. SI class 0-8-4 hump-shunters used at Wath. Isis - alternative name for R Thames in Oxfordshire

25. GREATER: Webb's Greater Britain class locos were unsuccessful




1. LIVERPOOL STREET: one of the four stations on Monopoly boards, and now under BR rebuilding threat

2. SENTINEL: Sentinel (Cammell) built steam railcars and shunters


4. ERG: LNER Garratt. Erg is a unit of work

5. SWINDON: S.WIND-ON. Signal against is 'on'. God's Wonderful Railway is nickname for GWR - owner of Swindon works

6. STAMP: Lord Stamp, one-time LMS Chairman, noted for his 'sacking tours'

7. WILLIAM WHITELAW: Present Home Secretary, also name of an A4-class streamlined Pacific loco, designed by -

11. GRESLEY: anagram of RYE LEGS

18. TRIP-COCK: Device on LT working in conjunction with signals to apply brakes in over-run situations

19. MINERAL: The LNER Garratt spent most of its working life banking coal trains from Wentworth to Silkstone

22. SERAPH: S.E.R.-A-PH, an angel of distinction

24. BALIN: S.R. King Arthur class loco, 'Sir Balin' - its running number was 768, naturally displayed on either side!

27. ATE: 'took on board' being its euphemism- A-T.E.

(Sorry- no winners! Too difficult? Ed.)

Thanks to Mike Gordon for compiling the crossword and for letting us have the solution!

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1980 and so does not reflect events in the 34+ years since publication. The text and photographs are repeated verbatim from the original publication, with only a few minor grammar changes but some clarifying notes are added if deemed necessary. The photos from the original publication are provided as scans in this internet version of this long out of print publication.

Prize Xmas Crossword Solution - Quainton News No. 40 - Spring 1980

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