NSW - Cityrail Where Is It? - CRYPTIC VERSION

 
  AheadMatthewawsome Train Controller

Location: mightbenolongerinuse
Is anyone aware of a more complete, up to date and comprehensive list of stations covered by this quiz?
This listing - https://nswtrains.fandom.com/wiki/List_of_Sydney_railway_stations - includes Metro stations

Neither that link nor Wikipedia includes stations in the outer metropolitan area under the wires. Cityrail, the now-out-of-date entity (still used in the title of the present site) operated as far away as Goulburn, Dungog, Bomaderry etc. Current usage on the present Railpage site seems to extend only as far as the wires.

A dated and imperfect guide to outer metropolitan stations, and beyond, is contained in https://nswrail.net/lines/nsw-map.php. That map does not distinguish between electrified and non-electrified stations.

Is there any agreement that the borders for clues on NSW-Cityrail Where is it?-CRYPTIC  VERSION site are best defined by:
  • Newcastle Interchange, to the North.
  • Kiama, to the South
  • Lithgow, to the West
  • Macarthur, to the South-West?
georges
I think it would be wise to get a Mod, or Admin to decide on that.

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  sydneyshortnorth Train Controller

Location: Off-line
Is anyone aware of a more complete, up to date and comprehensive list of stations covered by this quiz?

Is there any agreement that the borders for clues on NSW-Cityrail Where is it?-CRYPTIC  VERSION site are best defined by:
  • Newcastle Interchange, to the North.
  • Kiama, to the South
  • Lithgow, to the West
  • Macarthur, to the South-West?
georges
Seems right to me, though can the list also please be strictly limited only to CURRENTLY OPEN, ACTIVE stations?  That way the only resource anyone would need to create or solve a clue would be the current official network map. This would help lessen the risk of little-known or rare, specialist historical knowledge distorting the cryptic principles.

Steve
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia

And abiding by the previous specifications of this quiz, this pic is taken within the Suburban area, within a 20km radius of Central on a majorly busy corriidor."Maikha"


Just to clarify:

20kms is good.  You can take photos of anything in those rail corridors (don't have to be track or trains). Use your common sense and sense of humour. As indicated in the other thread, a dunny door etc is fine. Heck, you can take a photo of a (willing) CityRail employee's face for all we care. The stray dog at Erko. Whatever. It's not got hard and fast rules. It's fun.



When this thread was first set up We had Maikha as a mod, and "The Loaded Dog" as a wise  poster (RIP) They defined the quiz and parameters back in the day.

So I see no need to change things, but will consider it. Expansion etc are always  occuring, even since when this thread was first started.

For now the rules are there. But  "we" will consider things.
  sydneyshortnorth Train Controller

Location: Off-line
So what does this mean for the long-settled & current "custom & practice" in this thread?

I enjoy good sensible & valid word games from time to time but I won't be mucking around trying to find & upload "picture puzzles" here!

Up-to-date clarification please.

Steve
  georges Chief Train Controller

So what does this mean for the long-settled & current "custom & practice" in this thread?

I enjoy good sensible & valid word games from time to time but I won't be mucking around trying to find & upload "picture puzzles" here!

Up-to-date clarification please.

Steve
sydneyshortnorth
This thread, along with its criteria, could be left in peace. A fresh thread, with differing criteria, could be started. Perhaps titled something like "Current Electrified Stations, Sydney Region (Where is it?) - CRYPTIC VERSION'?

(No pun intended)
  sydneyshortnorth Train Controller

Location: Off-line
So what does this mean for the long-settled & current "custom & practice" in this thread?

I enjoy good sensible & valid word games from time to time but I won't be mucking around trying to find & upload "picture puzzles" here!

Up-to-date clarification please.

Steve
This thread, along with its criteria, could be left in peace. A fresh thread, with differing criteria, could be started. Perhaps titled something like "Current Electrified Stations, Sydney Region (Where is it?) - CRYPTIC VERSION'?

(No pun intended)
georges
Haha, watt a nice pun anyway!  Good idea starting fresh, I like the title!

Steve
  georges Chief Train Controller

Haha, watt a nice pun anyway!

Steve
sydneyshortnorth
Ohm I gosh!
  sydneyshortnorth Train Controller

Location: Off-line
Haha, watt a nice pun anyway!

Steve
Ohm I gosh!
georges
Or was it just reVOLTing?!

Steve
  sydneyshortnorth Train Controller

Location: Off-line
With AMPle scope for more?

Steve
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
Can we get a MILL to the location in this new quiz?
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
I have great RESISTANCE to this banter, and will go FAR A DAY or so later.
  sydneyshortnorth Train Controller

Location: Off-line
Though there now seems to be a PHASE of STATIC interfering with this thread. Who will inFUSE some new ENERGY to get it SPARKING again?

Steve
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
There are some LIVE WIRE comments here from our SWITCHED-ON contributors on this CIRCUIT. They appear ACTIVE, and seem NEUTRAL, with their feet on solid EARTH, and nothing seems to PHASE them.
  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
These puns are shocking.  Wire we indulging in them?
  sydneyshortnorth Train Controller

Location: Off-line
Well, this thread is in a state of FLUX so we're just SOLD(i)ERING on till it gets RECHARGED.  We have to hope it's not SURGING towards TERMINAL decline.

Enough maybe? Probably!! Though I'm sure the bottom of this particular pun barrel is a very long way further down yet!

Steve
  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
So after all this delightful punning and on-line navel-gazing, could we please have a clue?  I have an idea it's sydneyshortnorth's turn.
  sydneyshortnorth Train Controller

Location: Off-line
So after all this delightful punning and on-line navel-gazing, could we please have a clue?  I have an idea it's sydneyshortnorth's turn.
Faredodger
Thanks Faredodger.  Running the risk of a head regulator's wrath and sticking with our prior "word cryptic" quizzing protocol until the alternative is confirmed (or withdrawn) crack this little stop-gap:

Merge Right on a tram

Cheers, Steve
  Sonofagunzel Chief Commissioner

Artarmon

Anagram (merge) of R on a tram
  sydneyshortnorth Train Controller

Location: Off-line
Artarmon?  Of course it is!  

Probably a bit obvious but I thought it was quite elegant. And short too, with every word relevant to the solution.  Unlike some others we've seen here recently! (Gripe over!!)

Down Starter now beaming green for sonofagunzel.

Steve
  Sonofagunzel Chief Commissioner

Intensify celebrity obsession?
  AheadMatthewawsome Train Controller

Location: mightbenolongerinuse
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? It would be an interesting show indeed!
  Sonofagunzel Chief Commissioner

Not Beverley Hills.  

Fun fact, that station was formerly known as “Dumbleton”.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Loftus?
  Sonofagunzel Chief Commissioner

Not Loftus.

Happy to give hints if requested.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Consider it requested!

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