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    Quote Originally Posted by ex-railwayman View Post
    Thanks for the updated video Bruce. I howled with laughter at the very start when the guard to driver buzzer sounded like a strangled duck, I had to pause the video as I spat coffee all over my monitor....... Must remember not to eat and drink whilst watching these YooToob vids.
    Oh, I've done the coffee-spit before, Steve! Nothing to be ashamed of, mate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by haverfordwest View Post
    I have refused to travel by rail, since privatisation was introduced.
    Hmmm.
    I've noticed several similar comments from you over the years, Mike....refusal to visit restored railways because they are pretend; dislike of plastic train carriages because they aren't made from solid British steel forged in furnaces fired with Welsh coal; objecting to international tourists because they aren't Welsh and the complete dislike of any food that doesn't contain leeks.

    I think there's a trend, here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernWarrior View Post
    The Hitachi trains look smart on the outside but the interiors are awful. Seats that resemble ironing boards and stark white panelling with over bright fluorescent lights.
    Similar to the Spanish-made crap that has been forced upon Sydney, and the Indonesian-made harbour ferries which won't fit under some low bridges whilst passengers are on the top deck!!

    What these fiascos have led to, reinforced by two years of COVID isolation and effects on the economy, is for Australia to once again start manufacturing "stuff" instead of importing it all.
    Every cloud....etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seagoon View Post
    Hmmm.
    I've noticed several similar comments from you over the years, Mike....refusal to visit restored railways because they are pretend; dislike of plastic train carriages because they aren't made from solid British steel forged in furnaces fired with Welsh coal; objecting to international tourists because they aren't Welsh and the complete dislike of any food that doesn't contain leeks.

    I think there's a trend, here.

    Yup it's called, lets look at the world how it really is. Not through some rose tinted goggles, pretending that everything is better now than it used to be.

    Privatisation is a complete disaster. Preservation railways are some make believe joke. We built all our own loco's and rolling stock years ago. Not just for our own use, but also for the rest of the world. Now we buy rubbish from, Spain, Japan, Germany, anywhere but in the UK.

    Don't like leeks Bruce and the one thing i cannot stand is garlic. God knows why everything suddenly needs to have garlic in it, these days.

    The trend is Bruce, i know my own mind buddy. I know what i like and what i don't like.

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    It was a light-hearted jibe, Mike - not a serious poke in the ribs.
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    [QUOTE=haverfordwest;2011349]Yup it's called, lets look at the world how it really is. Not through some rose tinted goggles, pretending that everything is better now than it used to be.

    Privatisation is a complete disaster. Preservation railways are some make believe joke. We built all our own loco's and rolling stock years ago. Not just for our own use, but also for the rest of the world. Now we buy rubbish from, Spain, Japan, Germany, anywhere but in the UK.

    Well we do sometimes still build the occasional loco...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1s0HtUHj7Q
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    I could have some fun with this one but they don't call me the "closer" for anything so I'll just stay on the bench and eat my popcorn again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seagoon View Post
    It was a light-hearted jibe, Mike - not a serious poke in the ribs.
    I know Bruce, there was only light heartedness in my reply buddy.

    But putting smilies all the time, just spoils the wind up

    You should know me better than that butt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by niknak View Post
    Well we do sometimes still build the occasional loco...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1s0HtUHj7Q
    It's not exactly original though Nick.

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    With you on the garlic Mike, can't stand the stuff. Trouble is, seems to find it's way into everything even the breadcrumbs or batter on fish. Now onions I love, the stronger the better whether cooked in a casserole, fried with the mushrooms and sausages or raw in a cheese and onion sandwich.

    Well that was completely off the original topic so I'll get my coat...
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