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They did say this...

Discussion in 'Bullhead Memories' started by tuffer5552, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. martin1656

    martin1656 Resident of Nat Pres Friend

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    Ten most asked questions ( yes they do walk amongst us)
    1 is that the steering wheel ( big red wheel in cab)
    2 how do you make it go ( looks at tender full of water and coal)
    3 isn't that hot ( opens Firehole door)
    4 how do I open this door ( customer ignores door handle)
    5 Can you delay the train, my wife can't make her mind up (Asked at Alton one day)
    6 is this the Waterloo train ( asked again at Alton )
    7 is it safe to go backwards ( a serious question asked by a customer at Tenterden one day)
    8 oh can I drive it ( asked at virtually every railway I guess)
    9 how do you get the coal from the tender into the fire( ignores the shovel full of coal poking out from the shovelling plate)
    10 Is that one mine ( asked by driver to fireman when you have just done a shovel fry up):)
    yes all of these at some stage been asked of me during my railway career
     
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    threelinkdave Well-Known Member Friend

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    Passenger standing outside a LMS corridor 3rd with big 3 on each door."Is this first class" "no madam it is third, there is a 3 on the door. First class has a 1 on the door" Passenger "but it has individual rooms - it must be first class" "madam I assure youit is third and you may travel in it with your third class ticket" lady walks away still not convinced
     
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    Heard today on Braunton's first train on its visit to the WSR:
    By senior gentleman in family group: "The engine on our train is called Lord Dooling"
    Response from senior lady: "Who was Lord Dooling?"
    First speaker: "Must have been the chairman of the Great Western Railway."
     

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