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Author Topic: Annoying / amusing use of completely irrelevant stock photos to illustrate press articles  (Read 202150 times)
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« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2012, 07:32:12 pm »

New rolling stock for the 07:44 Henley-on-Thames to Paddington?

http://www.newstatesman.com/business/2012/12/10-worst-moments-be-train?
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« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2013, 01:02:28 pm »

And where the Sussex is this?


http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/10156102._/?
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« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2013, 02:08:19 pm »

I think this is possibly Blaenau Sussexiog or Porthsussex.  Difficult to gauge.
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« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2013, 07:32:51 pm »

I just write to them (on the public response comments) accusing them of giving employment to Lunchtime O' Booze when he should have been sacked ages ago.
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« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2013, 08:08:06 pm »

I just write to them (on the public response comments) accusing them of giving employment to Lunchtime O' Booze when he should have been sacked ages ago.

Once my nickname at work, as well a Private Eye reporter. ("I counted them out, but I was asleep under the table when they came back")
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« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2013, 02:13:41 pm »

This from a site that calls itself 'this is the west country'

http://www.thisisthewestcountry.co.uk/news/somerset_news/10165584._/?

Doesn't look like the west country to me.   Angry  Huh

I suppose starting this thread is like a GWCS version of 'railway eye'!

They could have at least had a photo of Cowley bridge! 
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« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2013, 11:40:41 pm »

Looks like the "Stock Art Fail" thread ... http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=11558.0 ... although I think they may at least have a train that goes through Taunton!
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« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2013, 11:53:37 pm »

Indeed it does, grahame - so I've merged both topics here!  Wink Cheesy Grin
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« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2013, 09:03:43 am »

From This is Cornwall:

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First Great Western contract extended - no change for Cornwall Rail Services


First Great Western has had its contract extended.

From the Telegraph:

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Government refuses to compensate firms in scrapped Great Western rail franchise bid


First Group has had its Great Western rail franchise extended.

From the Herald (Plymouth):

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First will keep running Great Western trains as franchise competition is scrapped


First will keep running Great Western trains as franchise competition is scrapped

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« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2013, 10:04:37 am »

Wasn't that last photograph from the press release from the BTP claiming this is the remains of a shopping trolley?
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« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2013, 10:27:45 am »

That's the one!  Grin

See http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=7170.0
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« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2013, 01:18:28 pm »

This is cornwall has an article online about fgw being extended until April. They'vre used the right train ant toc, but a very old livery!
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« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2013, 01:24:49 pm »

In defence of This is Cornwall and the Torygraph, I think it's a bit harsh to dismiss the photos as completely irrelevant - as richwarwicker pointed out, they're the right company and indeed relevant stock, just painted in an old livery (and in the case of the HSTs, still probably Valenta-engined, assuming it wasn't a VP185, but in either case making a much more interesting noise than they do now!).
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« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2013, 01:48:13 pm »

Oh, I agree - I wasn't dismissing all three pictures as completely irrelevant!  Wink

I merely posted them in decreasing order of relevance to a current story about First Great Western - old livery; very old livery; random piece of railway track.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2013, 02:05:16 pm »

I might go out and take a few photos of up to date liveries and try and sell them to the newspapers using old livery photos.
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