Train GraphicClick on the map to explore geographics
 
End of through trains
Bristol to Waterloo - Why?

 
Please sign our petition
(more information)
 
Campaign links here
Travel & transport from BBC stories as at 13:35 08 Dec 2021
- Covid travel: Omicron hitting holiday bookings, says Tui
- Japanese billionaire blasts off to International Space Station
Read about the forum [here].
Register [here] - it's free.
What do I gain from registering? [here]
 tomorrow - Award Event - CRN
10/12/21 - Final day, service to Bristol
19/01/22 - MTUG - regular meeting
08/03/22 - WWRUG AGM - B-o-A
Random Image
Train RunningCancelled
11:50 Penzance to Plymouth
12:01 Reading to Gatwick Airport
13:15 Plymouth to London Paddington
13:29 Gatwick Airport to Reading
17:54 Exmouth to Paignton
18:23 Paignton to Exeter St Davids
19:50 Paignton to Exeter St Davids
20:20 Exeter St Davids to Paignton
21:39 Exeter St Davids to Exmouth
21:52 Paignton to Exeter St Davids
22:24 Exmouth to Paignton
22:40 Exeter St Davids to Exmouth
23:19 Exmouth to Exeter St Davids
09/12/21 00:01 Paignton to Exeter St Davids
Short Run
10:50 Penzance to Cardiff Central
11:48 London Paddington to Swansea
12:48 London Paddington to Swansea
13:00 Cardiff Central to Penzance
16:12 Paignton to Exmouth
16:23 Exmouth to Paignton
Delayed
10:22 Swansea to London Paddington
11:22 Swansea to London Paddington
12:23 Swansea to London Paddington
An additional train service has been planned to operate as shown 15:21 Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
An additional train service has been planned to operate as shown 16:47 Plymouth to Penzance
PollsThere are no open or recent polls
Abbreviation pageAcronymns and abbreviations
Stn ComparatorStation Comparator
Rail newsNews Now - live rail news feed
Site Style 1 2 3 4
Next departures • Bristol Temple MeadsBath SpaChippenhamSwindonDidcot ParkwayReadingLondon PaddingtonMelksham
Exeter St DavidsTauntonWestburyTrowbridgeBristol ParkwayCardiff CentralOxfordCheltenham SpaBirmingham New Street
December 08, 2021, 01:35:44 pm *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Forgotten your username or password? - get a reminder
Most recently liked subjects
[109] Overhead Electrification Plans
[60] Storm Barra
[49] Advent quiz - day 7 Railway Bridges Quiz
[46] Advent quiz - day 8 - Where is this
[28] Are the railways fit for their (future) purpose?
[21] West Somerset Railway - heritage line, Bishops Lydeard to Mine...
News: A forum for passengers ... with input from rail professionals welcomed too
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Lacking food and drink while travelling  (Read 511 times)
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 35026



View Profile WWW Email
« on: November 23, 2021, 10:15:31 am »

From one of my Facebook groups ...

Quote
If you think that’s bad, I was told this morning there was no ketchup loaded onboard. Clearly BS and I’m tiring of poor service and worse excuses. Challenge it. I was also told there was no White Zin onboard and then hey presto loads of it available. It’s not as if we’re doing a transatlantic with 6 straight sea days. We’ve been in port most days.

I have never had problems on a train with lack of Ketchup or White Zin - so perhaps our on-train issues are not as bad as we sometimes make out.   Or perhaps it's because I've never asked for Ketchup.

What have YOU found lacking as you travel?
Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Vice Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, and on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest.
Timmer
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 5748


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2021, 05:15:04 pm »

Lack of a trolley on both out and return legs on the SW semifasts on the weekend. However, we were just grateful they both actually ran!
Logged
broadgage
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 4509



View Profile
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2021, 06:36:47 pm »

From one of my Facebook groups ...

Quote
If you think that’s bad, I was told this morning there was no ketchup loaded onboard. Clearly BS and I’m tiring of poor service and worse excuses. Challenge it. I was also told there was no White Zin onboard and then hey presto loads of it available. It’s not as if we’re doing a transatlantic with 6 straight sea days. We’ve been in port most days.

I have never had problems on a train with lack of Ketchup or White Zin - so perhaps our on-train issues are not as bad as we sometimes make out.   Or perhaps it's because I've never asked for Ketchup.

What have YOU found lacking as you travel?
Soup, bread rolls.
Fillet steak.
Dauphinoise potatoes, or any potatoes.
Sprouts, green beans, carrots, butter..
Turkey, Beef Wellington, Christmas pudding.
Cheese, biscuits.
Chocolate pudding.
Red wine, white wine, champagne.
Port, gin, brandy.
Beer, lager, cider.
Tonic water, orange juice, mineral water, ice cubes.
Cutlery, plates, glasses, oven clothes, table clothes.
Hot chocolate, coffee.
Sandwiches, sweet bicuits, savoury biscuits.
Hot bacon buns, croissants.
Logged

A proper intercity train has a minimum of 8 coaches, gangwayed throughout, with first at one end, and a full sized buffet car between first and standard.
It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
TaplowGreen
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 6082


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2021, 07:18:07 pm »

From one of my Facebook groups ...

Quote
If you think that’s bad, I was told this morning there was no ketchup loaded onboard. Clearly BS and I’m tiring of poor service and worse excuses. Challenge it. I was also told there was no White Zin onboard and then hey presto loads of it available. It’s not as if we’re doing a transatlantic with 6 straight sea days. We’ve been in port most days.

I have never had problems on a train with lack of Ketchup or White Zin - so perhaps our on-train issues are not as bad as we sometimes make out.   Or perhaps it's because I've never asked for Ketchup.

What have YOU found lacking as you travel?
Soup, bread rolls.
Fillet steak.
Dauphinoise potatoes, or any potatoes.
Sprouts, green beans, carrots, butter..
Turkey, Beef Wellington, Christmas pudding.
Cheese, biscuits.
Chocolate pudding.
Red wine, white wine, champagne.
Port, gin, brandy.
Beer, lager, cider.
Tonic water, orange juice, mineral water, ice cubes.
Cutlery, plates, glasses, oven clothes, table clothes.
Hot chocolate, coffee.
Sandwiches, sweet bicuits, savoury biscuits.
Hot bacon buns, croissants.

Is that your weekly shopping list Broadgage?  Wink
Logged
IndustryInsider
Data Manager
Hero Member
******
Posts: 8952


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2021, 07:54:39 pm »

Is that your weekly shopping list Broadgage?  Wink

Nightly more like…you can only enjoy so much goose!
Logged

To view my GWML (Great Western Main Line) Electrification cab video 'before and after' video comparison, as well as other videos of the new layout at Reading and 'before and after' comparisons of the Cotswold Line Redoubling scheme, see: http://www.dailymotion.com/user/IndustryInsider/
Phil Farmer
Full Member
***
Posts: 47


View Profile Email
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2021, 08:15:06 pm »

Well I had the pleasure of a full breakfast service, with sparkling wine, orange juice and much toast and marmalade on my outbound service from Swindon to York, last Saturday and on the return service, mushroom soup, full xmas dinner with roast potatoes, boiled potatoes, parsnips and other vegetables, Christmas pud /custard with cheese selection and bread rolls and sweeties to end with.  This was accompanied by white wine and real ales. An excellent feast.....
Logged
broadgage
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 4509



View Profile
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2021, 05:38:08 am »

Is that your weekly shopping list Broadgage?  Wink

Nightly more like…you can only enjoy so much goose!

I do not eat that much goose, neighbours eat it almost every day and keep a supply of home made goose dishes in the freezer.
Canada geese are large, stupid and good to eat. They are very numerous and most landowners will give permission to shoot them. A licence is needed.


Logged

A proper intercity train has a minimum of 8 coaches, gangwayed throughout, with first at one end, and a full sized buffet car between first and standard.
It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
bignosemac
Data Manager
Hero Member
******
Posts: 17846


Birthday Avatar: 48 143.


View Profile
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2021, 10:14:21 am »

Canada geese - large, stupid AND dangerous.

Just ask Chesley Sullenberger.
Logged

http://www.templecombevillage.uk/station.html

There is a rumour going around that I have found God. I think this is unlikely because I have enough difficulty finding my keys, and there is empirical evidence that they exist. - Sir Terry Pratchett
broadgage
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 4509



View Profile
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2021, 07:54:22 pm »

Certainly dangerous to aircraft, which is another good reason to encourage eating them. To reduce Canada goose number around airports, spread the following rumours, via social media, complete with government statements that state the rumours to be untrue.

1) To men, that regular eating of goose prevents hair loss and improves proficiency in golf.
2) To women, that regular consumption of lean wild goose helps weight loss.
3) To couples trying to conceive a child, that eating of goose improves fertility.
4) To parents, that children who regularly eat goose burgers do better in exams.
5) To older people, eating goose prolongs life.

The birds may as a result become locally extinct, but we could send them a few, for a price.
Logged

A proper intercity train has a minimum of 8 coaches, gangwayed throughout, with first at one end, and a full sized buffet car between first and standard.
It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
Bmblbzzz
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 3675


View Profile
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2021, 08:26:34 pm »

What on earth is White Zin? Not a typo for gin?
Logged

Waiting at Pilning for the midnight sleeper to Prague.
TaplowGreen
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 6082


View Profile
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2021, 08:32:35 pm »

What on earth is White Zin? Not a typo for gin?

Zinfandel (wine)
Logged
Western Pathfinder
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1391



View Profile
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2021, 08:17:12 am »

What on earth is White Zin? Not a typo for gin?

Sheep dip
Logged
TaplowGreen
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 6082


View Profile
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2021, 02:10:01 pm »

What on earth is White Zin? Not a typo for gin?

Sheep dip

That's whisky.
Logged
Do you have something you would like to add to this thread, or would you like to raise a new question at the Coffee Shop? Please [register] (it is free) if you have not done so before, or login (at the top of this page) if you already have an account - we would love to read what you have to say!

You can find out more about how this forum works [here] - that will link you to a copy of the forum agreement that you can read before you join, and tell you very much more about how we operate. We are an independent forum, provided and run by customers of Great Western Railway, for customers of Great Western Railway and we welcome railway professionals as members too, in either a personal or official capacity. Views expressed in posts are not necessarily the views of the operators of the forum.

As well as posting messages onto existing threads, and starting new subjects, members can communicate with each other through personal messages if they wish. And once members have made a certain number of posts, they will automatically be admitted to the "frequent posters club", where subjects not-for-public-domain are discussed; anything from the occasional rant to meetups we may be having ...

 
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
This forum is provided by a customer of Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western), and the views expressed are those of the individual posters concerned. Visit www.gwr.com for the official Great Western Railway website. Please contact the administrators of this site if you feel that the content provided by one of our posters contravenes our posting rules (email link). Forum hosted by Well House Consultants

Jump to top of pageJump to Forum Home Page