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Re: General train talk.

Postby Jon55 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:33 am

I am thinking of taking my grandson on this but I don't know if he is a little too young.

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Re: General train talk.

Postby jra » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:21 am

Jon55 wrote:I am thinking of taking my grandson on this but I don't know if he is a little too young.

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How young do you need to be?

I see they're in a Mark I carriage.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Railways_Mark_1

The only thing I can think of is 'is your grandson noise sensitive'?
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Re: General train talk.

Postby Jon55 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:56 pm

jra wrote:
Jon55 wrote:I am thinking of taking my grandson on this but I don't know if he is a little too young.

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How young do you need to be?

I see they're in a Mark I carriage.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Railways_Mark_1

The only thing I can think of is 'is your grandson noise sensitive'?


He loves train so I don't think so - I have seen a santa steam trains in Leicestershire so we might book that.

https://www.gcrailway.co.uk/santa/
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Re: General train talk.

Postby jra » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:44 pm

Jon55 wrote:
jra wrote:
Jon55 wrote:I am thinking of taking my grandson on this but I don't know if he is a little too young.

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How young do you need to be?

I see they're in a Mark I carriage.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Railways_Mark_1

The only thing I can think of is 'is your grandson noise sensitive'?


He loves train so I don't think so - I have seen a santa steam trains in Leicestershire so we might book that.

https://www.gcrailway.co.uk/santa/


They should have kept the GCML fully open. Only sections of it are still used.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Central_Main_Line
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Re: General train talk.

Postby Jon55 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:56 am

My son used to catch the train to a major city because he was attending college - I would drop him off every morning at the train station and pick him up later. One time a well known nutter got on with his guitar - my sons heart sank because the journey was going to take at least an hour. He decided to not catch the man's eye but for some reason he decided to single him out. "What's your name?" so my son answered "Damien" The nutter then started to strum his guitar and make up a song about him "I am travelling on the train with Damien we are going to London la la" Then the train stops and an elderly man gets on (poor bugger) "An old man with a bald head and a stick has just got on the train and we are all going to London" sings the nutter. By now my son thought I wish this journey would hurry up! He was relieved he was not being targeted by the nutter but felt sorry for the old man who was now being talked to and who the nutter was now sitting next to. The next stop the elderly man made a quick departure - so my son was getting even more attention (he decided against telling the man he was a musician and played the keyboard and guitar) much to his horror. He rang me later to tell me he had just had the journey from hell and I said this is one of the reasons I don't use trains because you can get trapped with unpleasant people and you can't escape them can you?
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Re: General train talk.

Postby jra » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:35 am

Jon55 wrote:My son used to catch the train to a major city because he was attending college - I would drop him off every morning at the train station and pick him up later. One time a well known nutter got on with his guitar - my sons heart sank because the journey was going to take at least an hour. He decided to not catch the man's eye but for some reason he decided to single him out. "What's your name?" so my son answered "Damien" The nutter then started to strum his guitar and make up a song about him "I am travelling on the train with Damien we are going to London la la" Then the train stops and an elderly man gets on (poor bugger) "An old man with a bald head and a stick has just got on the train and we are all going to London" sings the nutter. By now my son thought I wish this journey would hurry up! He was relieved he was not being targeted by the nutter but felt sorry for the old man who was now being talked to and who the nutter was now sitting next to. The next stop the elderly man made a quick departure - so my son was getting even more attention (he decided against telling the man he was a musician and played the keyboard and guitar) much to his horror. He rang me later to tell me he had just had the journey from hell and I said this is one of the reasons I don't use trains because you can get trapped with unpleasant people and you can't escape them can you?


I would have just moved seats and/or got train staff to sort it out.
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