Great Western Coffee Shop

All across the Great Western territory => Introductions and chat => Topic started by: Cava on June 06, 2018, 01:18:12 pm



Title: Cava
Post by: Cava on June 06, 2018, 01:18:12 pm
Hello everyone!

I'm a complete novice looking to learn more about the trains I travel on, and you folks look about the most knowledgeable on the net. This might mean that I ask questions that appear to be stupid from time to time, so please be gentle with me!

Cheers Paul


Title: Re: Cava
Post by: SandTEngineer on June 06, 2018, 01:26:02 pm
Welcome Paul.  No problem with asking questions, we all started the same way (in my case when joining the Signalling and Telecommunications department on the railway, way back in 1969). :)


Title: Re: Cava
Post by: Cava on June 06, 2018, 01:33:50 pm
Thanks, SandTEngineer!


Title: Re: Cava
Post by: paul7755 on June 06, 2018, 01:39:09 pm
Welcome from me too,

Another Paul  :o


Title: Re: Cava
Post by: Cava on June 06, 2018, 01:43:10 pm
Cheers, you can never have too many Pauls!


Title: Re: Cava
Post by: grahame on June 06, 2018, 02:42:24 pm
Hello everyone!

I'm a complete novice looking to learn more about the trains I travel on, and you folks look about the most knowledgeable on the net. This might mean that I ask questions that appear to be stupid from time to time, so please be gentle with me!

Cheers Paul

Flattery will get you anywhere  ;D  ;D  ... but seriously the intent of this forum is to provide answers for passengers (current and potential) at any level, and I look forward to seeing you providing hooks on which we can write answers for you ... and forming part of our general resource too.


Title: Re: Cava
Post by: Western Pathfinder on June 06, 2018, 02:53:21 pm
Welcome Aboard it's a great place to learn about Railway matters enjoy your journey here Cava please keep your feet off the seats 😉


Title: Re: Cava
Post by: rogerw on June 06, 2018, 06:40:24 pm
Welcome aboard


Title: Re: Cava
Post by: johnneyw on June 06, 2018, 08:41:32 pm
Welcome to the Coffee Shop Express! Hope you have an interesting journey. There may be a few puzzling references you stumble upon on you way to the buffet car but I'm sure they will all make sense soon. A starter for you though is Taunton. No, it's not part of a game of Mornington Crescent but an oft used reply to any of the various picture quizzes that appear regularly with it's origins lost in the mists of Coffee Shop folklore. I'm sure you'll pick up on the rest, although I'm still learning! 😀


Title: Re: Cava
Post by: bignosemac on June 06, 2018, 08:51:35 pm
'Taunton' as a quiz location answer is one that regularly foxes forum admin Chris from Nailsea(CfN). More than once he failed to guess the location despite being with the person who took the photograph! Something of a tradition now to include a picture of a part of Taunton Station in picture quizzes. Mainly to wind up CfN. :P

BTW, it's also the town where I was raised and (semi) educated. I regard it as my home town (my current avatar reflects that) despite currently living in exile in Chard.

A very warm welcome to the forum Cava! The conversation is often sparkling, with the occasional whine.  :D


Title: Re: Cava
Post by: Cava on June 06, 2018, 09:56:07 pm
Thanks all, I will keep my feet where they are meant to be and my compass pointed at the jewel in Somerset's crown!


Title: Re: Cava
Post by: rogerpatenall on June 07, 2018, 02:00:56 pm
. . . my compass pointed at the jewel in Somerset's crown!

That will take you straight to Castle Cary, then.  ;D


Title: Re: Cava
Post by: Rob on the hill on June 07, 2018, 04:10:54 pm
The conversation is often sparkling, with the occasional whine.  :D
Depending on whether your glass is half-full, or half-empty!  :D



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