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Author Topic: Annoying / amusing use of completely irrelevant stock photos to illustrate press articles  (Read 233103 times)
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« Reply #540 on: March 19, 2019, 09:09:55 am »

Apropos of nothing, I went to school with the mum of the girl pictured in the Travelwest advert on the back of that bus.

While having the perfect features to be "on the back of a bus", I can only claim to have been displayed on the side of one.
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« Reply #541 on: March 19, 2019, 11:34:39 am »

This is my favourite "back of a bus" ...................

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/10/22/hampshire_police_ad/
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« Reply #542 on: March 19, 2019, 08:55:38 pm »

Apropos of nothing, I went to school with the mum of the girl pictured in the Travelwest advert on the back of that bus.
Some are born famous, some acquire fame and some have fame thrust upon them... but these count for nothing when others can bask in the halo of posting on a forum where someone went to school with the mum of the girl on the back of the bus!
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« Reply #543 on: March 22, 2019, 03:48:42 pm »


According to the Bristol Live this is "a First Bus in Bristol". Close but no banana...

Lower Keynsham.
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« Reply #544 on: March 22, 2019, 08:44:31 pm »

While having the perfect features to be "on the back of a bus", I can only claim to have been displayed on the side of one.

Lest people think it was a "Have you seen this man?" appeal, perhaps you'd care to elaborate... Grin

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« Reply #545 on: March 25, 2019, 04:59:30 pm »

Seems the airline world isn't exempt:

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/mar/25/british-airways-flight-dusseldorf-lands-edinburgh--mistake

It states quite clearly in the copy that the aircraft  involved was a BAe 146. The photo shows a 747-400 as any fule kno.

Mind you, that's a pretty spectacular c*ck-up, going to Edinburgh rather than Dusseldorf...
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« Reply #546 on: March 25, 2019, 05:30:19 pm »

The BBC report had a picture of a 777 originally but it has now been removed.

The same plane did Düsseldorf-London City-Edinburgh-London City-Düsseldorf yesterday so it seems it may have been operated on the Sunday timetable Smiley
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« Reply #547 on: March 25, 2019, 10:34:16 pm »

Seems the airline world isn't exempt:

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/mar/25/british-airways-flight-dusseldorf-lands-edinburgh--mistake

It states quite clearly in the copy that the aircraft  involved was a BAe 146. The photo shows a 747-400 as any fule kno.

Mind you, that's a pretty spectacular c*ck-up, going to Edinburgh rather than Dusseldorf...

Except that's not a 747 in the photo. 747s and A380s are probably the only aircraft types I can identify these days. Everything else just looks the same to me.
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« Reply #548 on: March 25, 2019, 10:44:29 pm »

They have changed the photo! I think that's an A320 now. Getting closer...
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« Reply #549 on: March 26, 2019, 11:58:26 am »

Here's a picture of the actual aircraft, with details of the flight in question:
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/d-amgl#1fec2463
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« Reply #550 on: April 29, 2019, 11:16:50 am »

From Eastern Daily Press (Motoring)

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Sheringham Railway Station remains shut while new platform is installed



Greater Anglia has closed the station until Sunday, May 5 for the £1m+ project, which will see a new 80 metre platform put in to accommodate the next generation of trains, which are arriving this year.

The new platform will be twice the length of the current 40-metre structure, allowing the longer, three or four-carriage 'bi-mode' trains to fit in there.
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« Reply #551 on: April 29, 2019, 03:29:51 pm »

Have they got the wrong Sheringham. North Norfolk rather than Greater Anglia?

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« Reply #552 on: April 29, 2019, 03:31:06 pm »

I think thats what Grahame was hinting about....... Grin
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« Reply #553 on: April 29, 2019, 03:37:44 pm »

Have they got the wrong Sheringham. North Norfolk rather than Greater Anglia?

I think thats what Grahame was hinting about....... Grin

The photographer only needed to turn 180 degrees to get a picture of the station that IS being replaced!

https://www.northnorfolknews.co.uk/news/station-approach-resurfacing-delayed-1-5387424

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« Reply #554 on: April 30, 2019, 02:56:09 pm »

Appropriate picture in a follow up article which reports a delay of about a fortnight in reopening.   Two weeks doesn't seem all that long a delay if you compare it to Berney Arms ...

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Sheringham train station and platform will remain closed until Thursday, May 16, after a fault was discovered with a batch of beams
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