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You couldn't make it up

Post by graymac on Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:37 pm

Signalman stuck in the jakes delays trains

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-21410006

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Re: You couldn't make it up

Post by BillEWS on Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:09 am

Somewhat similar! I remember going to a signalbox on the north London line to sign the book but was unable to get into the box due to the door jamming solid. We both tried from each side but it wouldn't budge. In the end the signalman opened the window and said that it would be OK to return to my train and he would write it in his report.
It caused a good 6-8 minute delay to my train but how long the signalman was locked in his box I never found out! The following night when passing the box I half imagined seeing the signalman still struggling to get out!

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Re: You couldn't make it up

Post by JimH on Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:12 pm

I imagine our man at Henwick was pretty flushed when he finally got out.

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Re: You couldn't make it up

Post by Quork on Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:06 pm

Well, that's a comparatively literal interpretation of "producto del tracto digestivo Happens"

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Re: You couldn't make it up

Post by graymac on Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:11 pm

Probably been working on a big job, shifting a load of EU horseburgers

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Re: You couldn't make it up

Post by JimH on Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:52 pm

Bet he came up trumps.

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Re: You couldn't make it up

Post by kwijiboenator on Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:07 pm

On Derby Sulzers there are a few stories about drivers finding signallers mid-cardiac arrest or in one case throwing some insane temper tantrum.

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Re: You couldn't make it up

Post by tonytrainsfree on Sat May 04, 2013 9:01 pm

has the report been done in to the dealys

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