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« on: November 21, 2018, 03:30:28 pm »

I just noticed that we have 12 members with "Western...." handles.

What Western handle would you choose, and why?   (Sounds like a question for the guy to ask on "Take me Out")


I suspect I might choose "Western Campaigner" or "Western Partnership" ... others such as "Western Cynic" and "Western Passenger" remain available. 
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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2018, 06:19:55 pm »

I'd have to go for Western Campaigner too. Not because I am one, but because D1010 is the only one whose cab I've sat in and ridden behind.
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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2018, 06:35:09 pm »

Given my enjoyment for global 'Madventures', I must choose D1002 'Western Explorer'.

I think grahame is more  D1055 'Western Advocate'
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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2018, 10:28:36 pm »

I have family links to the West Country and make annual forays to the far west, so feel the best I could claim to be is "Western Imposter"
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2018, 10:44:22 pm »

With my birthplace being in Plaistow, I could only credibly have "West Hammer" as my handle. At least, as with our railways, a bit of inexplicable hope is required.
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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2018, 07:44:18 am »

1039 or 1049 King or Monarch - family name
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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2018, 08:16:13 am »

Western Wind (cue obvious comments)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_M1hyHf9Eg
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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2018, 09:55:59 am »

Western Scider. A pint, please.
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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2018, 10:16:10 am »

Western Super Mare
Due to my home, and the fact many publications still spell it this way
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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2018, 10:45:40 am »

With my birthplace being in Plaistow, I could only credibly have "West Hammer" as my handle. At least, as with our railways, a bit of inexplicable hope is required.

In that case, given where I was born, it has to be Western Avenue (A40 to close firends).
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« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2018, 11:05:54 am »

Originating as a southern Hampshire and West Sussex youngster, probably South Western.
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« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2018, 11:08:32 am »

If it's on origins, it would have to be London North Western.  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2018, 11:11:22 am »

Enterprise it has to be...
As in what an enterprise the GWR was.
Different in many respects to all the other railway companies through the ages....
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« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2018, 08:31:23 pm »

As my father's family left the west country for Berkshire in the 19th century, the best I could do would be "Western Ancestors"
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« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2018, 01:37:00 pm »

Coming from Reading, as one does, I nearly chose Western Elms Avenue, Tongue  but it's the other side of town... 
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