General train talk.

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Re: General train talk.

Postby Stooo » Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:53 pm

Guest wrote:Anyway in the end I ended up editing other peoples texts for a job with a two bit American tech firm . I weren’t no good me sen at writing but I could damn sure take a few words out here, add a comma here. It allowed me to work from home where for the first time fellow workers couldn’t hate my irrational, angry and paranoid take on the world!

Wish I had become a train driver which was me dream as a kid !!


It looks fairly intense to me. I always give the traditional 'thanks drive' when I hop off at the local station :smilin:
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Re: General train talk.

Postby Jon55 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:20 am

We have had a few suicides at our local station very distressing. When I was a child my Uncle's house backed onto the railway line and my cousin and I would play on the embankment. A police train would patrol the track and the train police would chase us off the railway bank. I don't think we realized how dangerous it was. I was just trying to find a picture of one but they don't exist - if I remember correctly they were dark in color with POLICE letters on the side.
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Re: General train talk.

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Re: General train talk.

Postby jra » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:19 pm

Stooo wrote:


But, in reality, 4ft 8.5" came about because of what was tried and tested at the time rather than anything to do with horses asses and rut spacing, though the latter makes for a better read.

http://trn.trains.com/railroads/abcs-of ... rack-gauge
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Re: General train talk.

Postby Stooo » Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:42 pm

Looking smooth...

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Re: General train talk.

Postby Stooo » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:09 pm

A pub with a railway in the garden is launching in London and everything bad in the world is now good


https://www.timeout.com/london/news/a-p ... ood-100919

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I need this in my life!
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Re: General train talk.

Postby jra » Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:53 pm

Stooo wrote:
A pub with a railway in the garden is launching in London and everything bad in the world is now good


https://www.timeout.com/london/news/a-p ... ood-100919

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I need this in my life!


Plus a very large flat garden if you want a working setup, rather than a stationary display.
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