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« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2018, 03:37:13 pm »

The Frying Stopsman.

From a few years ago to 'celebrate' the withdrawal of the Travelling Chef services.

Or - to pay tribute to the termination of Pullman services - The Brighton Belle End...

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« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2018, 04:05:10 pm »

The Brighton Belle End...

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My reaction was along these lines:
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Speeding out of Trumpton with a cargo of cocaine.
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« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2018, 04:16:21 pm »

The Pains Express

Getting from Bath to Bournemouth after SDJR closure.

The Master Cutter

A London to Sheffield service named in 'honour' of Dr Richard Beeching

Brighton (very) Limited

General route name reflecting the current service provided by GTR.

The Broken Arrow (La Flèche Desuni)

London to/from the Continent post brexit.



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« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2018, 06:11:11 pm »

Three historic west country services-

The Royal Dodgy

The Atlantic Ghost Express

The Devon Hell
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« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2018, 06:49:39 pm »

Nightmare Riviera
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« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2018, 09:13:29 pm »


....Flying Splottsman...


Cardiff first (station) stop.

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« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2018, 10:43:34 pm »

The Armada should be renamed to  The Armandaleg recognising the cost of a walk up ticket.
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« Reply #22 on: July 19, 2018, 12:20:15 pm »

Just checking: Has anyone suggested 'Trainy McTrainface'?
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« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2018, 05:13:15 pm »

Just checking: Has anyone suggested 'Trainy McTrainface'?

I did wonder how long that would take to arrive 😄
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« Reply #24 on: July 19, 2018, 06:02:39 pm »

"The Invisible Man" - in "honour" of Mr Hopwood?
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« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2018, 12:46:08 pm »

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17:41 Cheltenham Spa to Southampton Central due 20:44 will no longer call at Melksham.

The Melksham Avoider
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« Reply #26 on: August 09, 2018, 10:54:49 pm »

The Delayed Riviera

The Cornishpram
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« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2018, 03:46:07 pm »

How about "THE TIDAL" for a service via Dawlish that runs only when the tide permits.

(there WAS once a train known as "the tidal". It suffered a serious accident that was notable because Charles Dickens was on board. The accident was caused by the local P-way foreman replacing longitudinal timbers that supported the rails over a small bridge. Astonishingly this work was done between trains without closing the line.
Unfortunately, "the tidal" ran at varying times so as to connect with a boat that could only dock at certain states of the tide.
The wrong page of timetable was consulted and "the tidal" therefore approached with very little warning, and crashed into the river under the bridge. There WAS a lookout but he was stationed too near the work site)
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« Reply #28 on: November 09, 2018, 05:19:46 pm »

The wrong page of timetable was consulted and "the tidal" therefore approached with very little warning, and crashed into the river under the bridge. There WAS a lookout but he was stationed too near the work site)

Thank goodness that there are somewhat more stringent checks in place these days!

Reminds me of the runway at BRR which is tidal ...
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« Reply #29 on: November 09, 2018, 08:54:29 pm »

If I remember the story well ,it was written that the events of the crash never left Charles Dickens, who was travelling with not only his mistress ,but her mother as well !
Having removed himself from the wreckage and then freed both of his traveling companions,he then spent time helping the injured and the dying,
Dickens thereafter loathed traveling by train .
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