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Postman Prat

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 We've got a Jaquie Lawson account - Graskie put us wise to it. Good for forgoten Birthdays      Wink

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Postman Prat

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I didn't expect you to know - that's why I posted

PP.......... The light at the end of the tunnel is probably a train coming towards you

Postman Prat

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 At least I knew of Harry (King Harry).

 

Thank heavens it's over for another year       Surprised

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@ Jj

 

Nice photos. Very useful. Too many people (including me!!) tend to look at the train/loco and forget the infrastructure. Well done!!

 

@ Jacob

 

Quote:.... I've thought of place to eat / drink as teamroom, or similar, not a mess. I think that is very off putting term, especially when you come to eat something

 

They've had messes on ships for at least 350 years - I doubt that they'll change now just because you find it off-putting. In the navy you might have a nick-name based on your name. Very few know the origins of the nickname

Taylor  -  Buck

Green  -  Jimmy

Bennett - Wiggy. In the days of men wearing wigs there was a wig-maker by the name of Bennett who lived near the dockyard. We're going back to the 1600s now!!

 

Surprised

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Postman Prat

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 Proof that SWMBO never listens to you            Laughing

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Postman Prat

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 It's called a 'roundhouse' because the locos stable around the turntable.They do this to avoid having to move several locos to get at the one you want which is the case with 'Straight Sheds.

 

The GWR had several large roundhouses at their major depots. Old Oak Common had a square building which contained 4 turntables, which fed one onto another. So that building was a square roundhouse.

 

Surprised

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Postman Prat

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 How much discount did you get, the last time you bought a Lear Jet?         Tongue Out

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Postman Prat

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 Hi LC

 

Did we go to the same library? A reet canny book..

 

It's recently come back in print after many years  -  partly as a result of lobbying from the LNER Encyclopaedia. I would have liked a copy but they were, I believe, asking 'silly money' for it.

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@howbiman

@ PP...........Is that a breakfast cereal???????..........Surprised...........HB

 

Been going so long it's like a bad serial        Tongue Out

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Postman Prat

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 Jacob

 

Have you heard of Brexit?

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