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John's Train Is on Time

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3
A train leaves the station on time. After it has gone 8 miles the driver looks at his watch and sees that the hour hand is exactly over the minute hand.

The average speed of the train over the 8 miles was 33mph.

When did the train leave the station?