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Author Topic: 57 days... poor old Geoff!  (Read 604 times)
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« on: May 20, 2020, 07:35:51 pm »

Geoff Marshall, of 'All The Stations' and 'Londonist' fame, has just posted on YouTube lamenting that it's 57 days since last he caught a train. I miss trains too, Geoff!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0IC8uWGrVU
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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2020, 11:53:30 am »

Yes... I have managed to see at least one train a fortnight, I reckon!

(and, err, diversion but... highly tokenistic PPE alert about 50 seconds in!)
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2020, 11:57:04 am »

Oh and, "You can go to a random station just for the sake of it, and that can give you a mental lift."  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2020, 01:49:36 pm »

Living in Reading I get to see trains most days. I find it depressing that my indicator of the economic health of the nation, number of containers on a train, suggests we are in a pretty bad way. Possibly lower numbers than after 2008. But my sample is always small and probably not statistically reliable.

But even more depressing is not being to get on a train and get out of Reading.
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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2020, 03:00:53 pm »

Over 13 weeks since I was last on a main line train although I did manage a trip on the GWSR the week before its closure
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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2020, 03:10:08 pm »

17th March. Liskeard to st Austell to collect a car,
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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2020, 04:08:24 pm »

9th March for me.  We had the Devon Rail Forum in Exeter that afternoon.

I reckon this is now the longest gap between train trips for me since I was 11!  Let's just say the trains in my then Surrey patch were 4SUBs and 4EPBs when I did go on one. 
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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2020, 04:38:49 pm »

13th March on an evening trip into Paddington and return to Thatcham.

Arrived at Paddington thinking it was a bit quiet for a Friday evening at around 5pm, but bet it was a lot busier than it is now.
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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2020, 05:17:45 pm »

2nd March for me, to Taunton for TWSW
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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2020, 09:43:18 pm »

16th March - inevitably on a Pullman.
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« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2020, 10:50:43 pm »

27th February to London and back
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« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2020, 11:11:16 pm »

Not sure, think it was a trip to Poole from Hinton Admiral, in March, to use my Wetherspoons beer vouchers, as I could see what was coming. did not use them all, they were recycled.
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« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2020, 01:54:14 pm »

20th March = last commute by train to Guildford

Seems a long time ago now......
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« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2020, 01:59:07 pm »

18th March 17:45 Newton Abbot to Polsloe Bridge

who knows when the next will be!
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« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2020, 04:21:18 pm »

17th March Didcot to Oxford and back.
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