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Train to Plymouth?

Snapshot: Train to Plymo...

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David Engle
by David Engle on May 01, 2009
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What we see may be the train to Plymouth because departure time is shown as 11:44 and on the Stitcher Notes, your end of 'capture time' is shown about 10:44, so figuring that you did not reset your clock time on your camera to BST or whatever 'daylight time' there is called, the departure screen verifies the train as the one to Plymouth.

However, if the platform is Number 5 where the train actually is, then the above needs to be modified and I cannot read the first line accurately.

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    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (May 02, 2009, 12:44AM )

    Watson! Have you been at my opium again? Or has the sound of my violin playing lulled you into insensibility? The position of platform 2 can be simply deduced from the spatial relationship of platforms 3 and 4 and by comparing the total number of platforms with the number of tracks running through the station.

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    David Engle David Engle (May 01, 2009, 01:38PM )

    Platform 4 has been located:
    www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=22226&snapshot_id=68183, but the signs for Platform 5 are confusing. In the same area as the Platform 4 snapshot, we see a sign indicating that Platform 5 is towards Platform 4; however, a few steps further, past that sign, another sign; Platform 5 is indicated as being down (down the steps).

    So, its not Platform 3, nor is it Platform 4; it could only be Platform 5, or maybe it is Platform 2.

    Is Platform 2 a public transportation platform? But then, Platform 2 is not shown on these arrivals/departures monitors.

    The other factor we have to consider is that the trains, from what I read on the internet, are always running behind schedule, so maybe this train is a few hours late; however, the arrivals/departures monitors would reflect those changes.... right? ... you really would not expect them to say that the train is 5 hours late... a simple statement of "On Time" would make everybody feel good... right?

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    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (May 01, 2009, 11:23AM )

    An interesting question! You are right about me not setting my camera's clock, but a complicating factor is that you will have to allow for the order in which the columns of the picture were taken. For example, if you look at the easier-to-read departures screen on the right of the picture, you will see that the first departure is to Plymouth. On the screen you snapshoted, the first departure was Aberdeen.

    The reason it took 15 minutes to go from the left screen to the right screen is that there were lots of pedestrians that I had to pause the robot for.

    I can perhaps help you by telling you that the timestamp on the first (leftmost) image containing the train is 10:22:27.

    But is the platform opposite platform 3 platform 4 or platform 5? I don't know. If it is 5 then where is 4?