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19 minutes ago, great northern said:

Lots of different  candidates for the B17 vote, decided, as often happens, by a late night, for most of us anyway, vote from down under. Tottenham Hotspur 3 votes, Gilwell Park and Kimbolton Castle 2 each.

 

Shall we try D49s?  Shires first, we'll save Hunts till later. This will probably be tribal as well.

Yes, tribal seems the way to go here:) 

 

In the (understandable) absence of a D49 named after the county I'm originally from (the 4-letter one down in the bottom-right of the map, even though the particular bit of it I hail from was subsumed into the teeming metropolis in 1965, 4 months before I appeared...), I'll have to vote for my adopted home of 62702 "Oxfordshire".  My adopted home was actually within 62730 "Berkshire" during the life of the locos and only became part of Oxfordshire in 1974, but I didn't move into the area until 1990, so "Oxfordshire" it is... 

 

Quite why the LNER felt the need to name locos after such distant counties I'm not sure...

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2 hours ago, great northern said:

Lots of different  candidates for the B17 vote, decided, as often happens, by a late night, for most of us anyway, vote from down under. Tottenham Hotspur 3 votes, Gilwell Park and Kimbolton Castle 2 each.

 

Shall we try D49s?  Shires first, we'll save Hunts till later. This will probably be tribal as well.

Bedfordshire.......no other county should be considered.

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62734 'Cumberland'

 

That's very tribal. It was - thoughtfully - a long-term resident of Carlisle Canal shed, county town of the erstwhile county, so will be an obvious choice for me when I get round to acquiring one.

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Hertfordshire, county of my birth!  I am biased....:beee:

 

(even if the real loco did fall into the Bridlington turntable pit....)

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G'Day Gents

 

Family come from 'Lincolnshire' and it was based at Kings Cross, for a short time, so that'll be my choice.

 

manna

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Well, there's a thing! No need for me to flip any votes, or use any other underhand methods. Big win for the county of my birth, Lincolnshire, 7 votes to Yorkshire and Morayshire's 3.

 

Is it worth doing the Hunts? Let's give it a go. Tribalism can work again, I suppose.

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I will go with The Zetland because that was the name of the park I played in as a kid, in Grangemouth.

It was so named because the land was gifted to the community by the Earl of Zetland . Other than that it has no connection to the hunt which I think was based in the North East of England.

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