TT Meet 2009

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The 2009 Transport Tycoon Forums meet will take place in York on the 8th August 2009 at the National Rail Museum. On the day itself (and possibly during the run-up), the organiser(s) can be contacted on 07884416967 by voice or by text. Attendees can get in touch to let the organiser(s) know that they're on they way, or to ask for specific directions as they arrive.

"No under sixteens" says Andel. Don't turn up before 11.

Meet at the Edmondson Room, Search Engine library at 11 where a wifi setup will be available for openttd playing.


We would appreciate small donations to the NRM to say thanks. Please consider bringing some small coins if you are able to.


I'm coming!

Post your name/nick here if you're coming.

  • Andel (Dominic - the organiser) 19:28, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
  • orudge (Owen Rudge) 20:18, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Born Acorn (Chris Jones) 20:21, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
  • JamieLei (Jamie Hodgson) 20:30, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Sacro (Ben Woodward) 20:38, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
  • lolman (John Brennand) 20:46, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Danni Matzk (who is more purple than Helen) 21:44, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
  • Quaver (Dan Kennedy) 00:38, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Brianetta Brian Ronald, UK. 18:12, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Helen Ronald (who's lovely)
  • Eoin (Eoin Lesslie) 21:38, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Jolteon (Adam Taylor)
  • welshdragon (Mark Jones)
  • Natalie Merrick
  • Jonty 12:28, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure I'm coming!

If you're not that sure whether or not you'll be able to make it, but you want to make the effort, post your name/nick here

  • XeryusTC (Xeryus) (Depends if he got money for such a trip (and being free from other stuff))
  • SHADOW-XIII (Depends on various stuff)
  • Kevo00 21:43, 17 January 2009 (UTC) Much too early to say whether I'm going or not, but will if I can!
  • JVassie (James Vassie) 23:58 21 January 2009 (UTC) Depends if I'm still up in York in early August
  • Beardie27 (Robert Beardwell) 19:06 29 January 2009 (UTC) Don't know yet, bit early to say.
  • Benjamin Goodger [benji147461027] 2009-02-11; too early to be certain, also money etc.
  • beeb375 (Rob Hardie) - 12 February 2009 'Tis close by so I'll probably head down
  • Michael Sammels - 16 March 2009. Need to find a way there, first. :) Should be OK though.

Cannot attend

If you're not attending, but are going to be in tears on the day of the meet, post your name/nick here

  • Dave Worley (Dave Worley) 21:27, 28th March 2009 (ASS)

I have a youth camp to tech at from the 10th


Let us know how and when you're getting to the meet. This way, we will be able to know when people are arriving, and can let people know if they're likely to be travelling together or meeting each other at a station. Try and keep all entries in time order :)!


  • orudge - Car
  • Born Acorn - Car
  • JamieLei - Train. 0730 CrossCountry Voyager from Birmingham New Street, arrives 0945.
  • Sacro, welshdragon. Quaver - Train from Hull!
  • Andel - Clacton to York on Friday 7th August.
  • Brianetta and Helen - Newcastle to York (07:30 departure)
  • Eoin - Dundee to Edinburgh Waverly (Scotrail), Waverly to York (NXEC) *Arriving 10:30*
  • Jolteon - Huddersfield to York (Transpennine Express)
  • JVassie - Walking/Bus
  • Benjamin Goodger [benji147461027] --- Car. Can take someone from virtually anywhere along the route from Cornwall in return for a small contribution to fuel costs...
  • beeb375 - Newcasle to York, most likely TPE because they were similar to Northern once upon a time so my free travel pass still carries weight ;)
  • Michael Sammels - Alloa to York, most likely by train, since I can't navigate my way in the car. :P
  • lolman and Danni Train from Newcastle - same train as that Brian bloke, whoever he is...
  • Jonty - Travelling with parents (oh no, how embarrassing) Friday evening and staying at Holiday Inn Malton Road


  • orudge - Car
  • Born Acorn - Car
  • JamieLei - Train on Monday. CrossCountry Voyager to Edinburgh.
  • Sacro, welshdragon, Quaver - Train to Hull!
  • Andel - Clacton to Peterborough on the 18:30 departure south.
  • Brianetta and Helen - York to Newcastle (18:56 departure)
  • Eoin - York to Dundee (CrossCountry) *Leaving 17:30*
  • Jolteon - York to Huddersfield (Transpennine Express)
  • JVassie - Walking/Bus
  • Benjamin Goodger [benji147461027] --- Car. Can take someone from virtually anywhere along the route from Cornwall in return for a small contribution to fuel costs...
  • beeb375 - York to Newcastle TPE
  • Michael Sammels - York to Alloa, most likely by train, since I can't navigate my way in the car. :P
  • lolman and Danni Train to Newcastle - same train as that Brian bloke
  • Jonty - Driving back home with parents Saturday evening.


Travel around York

Buses are all fairly constant. You can get from the station to the NRM is via a footbridge. A road train leaves York Minster at 11:15 and every 30 minutes after.

Overnight in York

The following people will be staying in York over the weekend:

  • Andel (Friday only)
  • XeryusTC
  • JVassie
  • JamieLei (until Monday morning)
  • Jonty (with parents, Friday night only)


If you're bringing a digital camera, or a video camera, please let us know here. At least one camera per group will be required for the game. In addition, Owen would appreciate any video of your journey, your time at the meet, or your group's part of the game, for the Meet 2009 video.

  • orudge - Bringing DSLR and DV camera
  • andel - Bringing a HDD Video Camera and Digital camera.
  • Born Acorn - A DSLR and DV camera.
  • XeryusTC - DV camera.
  • Quaver - Bringing kit (DSLR, 35mm SLR & TLR)
  • Griff - Digital Camera (which does video as well)
  • beeb375 - Phone camera probably, maybe a 7ish MP digital too
  • Michael Sammels - Vivitar camera, 8MP
  • Brianetta - 4MP with an outstanding lens (video capable) and tripod
  • Jonty - Hopefully I'll have a new camera by then, yay
  • Mark Jones - 5MP Nokia n95, 3MP Fujifilm s2000 (very old), tripod, card reader (and cable), laptop, oh, and usb modem.


Andel will be running a little game that will require teams to have a camera, a pen and an ounce of common sense. Actually, just the first two will do as the third is not likely. The prize is a 00 Gauge class 153 with the number 311, as renumbered by Andel.

The "WAGs"

Confirmed wives and girlfriends attending so far are:

  • Natasha (Dominic's Wife who doesn't wag anything).
  • Helen Ronald (who hates being called a WAG)
  • Natalie Merrick (is not aware she is a WAG, and probably won't understand.)
  • Danni Matzk (Who also hates being called a WAG)

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