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Author Topic: Annoying / amusing use of completely irrelevant stock photos to illustrate press articles  (Read 341661 times)
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« Reply #675 on: October 02, 2022, 19:22:18 »

From BBC» (British Broadcasting Corporation - home page) News pages "Northern: Yorkshire trains trial leaves on the line solution" https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-63109000.  The story is fine and the illustration does show a train with some leaves ... but third rail electrification in Yorkshire?
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« Reply #676 on: December 13, 2022, 08:18:33 »

From The BBC» (British Broadcasting Corporation - home page)

Err - this looks like a heritage railway.  Not sure if any of them are unionised, and it's highly unlikely even if they were that there would be strikes looking to the government to better their remuneration packages or terms and conditions.

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« Reply #677 on: December 13, 2022, 09:12:26 »

Goathland on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway by the looks of it.

No Whitby trains or Santa Specials there today.
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« Reply #678 on: December 21, 2022, 13:04:37 »


https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/coventry-warwickshires-quietest-train-station-25786534

I know Coventry can be depressing but I'm pretty sure the chap pictured isn't anywhere near the West Midlands.

Question is, where is this despondent looking fella?
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« Reply #679 on: December 21, 2022, 13:17:22 »

Wherever he is, it looks like the poor chap has been ‘sent to Coventry’ so perhaps it is  an appropriate image?  Smiley
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« Reply #680 on: December 21, 2022, 13:33:37 »

Despite the credit in that article, Alamy are selling this one royalty free (crediting the same photographer). They label it as "Asian depressed traveler waiting at train station after mistakes a train Stock Photo". I'm not sure they meant it to read quite like that.

Several uses of it come up, mostly linked to depression or other travel modes.
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« Reply #681 on: December 21, 2022, 22:40:56 »

It's odd that Alamy thought it relevant to label at least vaguely the geographic origin of the passenger, who could of course be on a platform anywhere in the world, but not that of the train, which is unlikely to stray far from its home country and is clearly not UK (United Kingdom)-based!  The apparent lack of clear tagging is presumably a contributory factor in many irrelevant photo, but subeditors could I'm sure use a bit more common sense.  There's probably not much hope though for anyone who lets through the phrase "train station busyness".  Aaaarghh!!
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« Reply #682 on: December 22, 2022, 14:15:58 »

I would hazard a guess at Thailand, which is at least on the same planet as Coventry.
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« Reply #683 on: December 22, 2022, 14:53:07 »

It's odd that Alamy thought it relevant to label at least vaguely the geographic origin of the passenger, who could of course be on a platform anywhere in the world, but not that of the train, which is unlikely to stray far from its home country and is clearly not UK (United Kingdom)-based! ...

It seems that the wintry image of Goathland posted above on December 13 also comes from Alamy. At first glance I thought it showed a rather good model railway "decorated" for Christmas.
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« Reply #684 on: January 04, 2023, 12:11:22 »

Wherever he is, it looks like the poor chap has been ‘sent to Coventry’ so perhaps it is  an appropriate image?  Smiley
He might have been sent to Coventry, but not with a ticket for the Fun Boy Three!
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« Reply #685 on: May 03, 2023, 11:32:04 »

Perhaps not amusing or irrelevant, but hardly inspired:

https://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/23495276.reading-train-driver-warns-danger-kids-caught-tracks/
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« Reply #686 on: May 03, 2023, 18:52:10 »

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Sadly, as a long-time Chronicle reader, these days most of the photos in the print edition are such library "stock" photos or screen captures of Google Street View. They do though usually get the place right!
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« Reply #687 on: May 17, 2023, 16:41:18 »

Pangbourne station death: Fatality near Reading on May 16

With a photo of Reading Station.
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« Reply #688 on: July 08, 2023, 15:46:04 »

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« Reply #689 on: July 27, 2023, 11:37:36 »

Nice new trains for the Severn Beach line
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-66322294
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