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  • railwaysteve

    Hi,
    I always thought you had a very special sense of humour not to be found in many places. Luckily the gasroom is one of them.

    I started as a Guard in the summer of 1979, I initially took the job as a temporary one. I had always loved trains and so I stuck. I did a few weeks in the Yard shunting and in the parcels shed at Cambridge. I was a freight guard and then a passenger guard out of Cambridge - Liverpool St - Ipswich - Norwich - Yarmouth - Kings Lynn - Peterborough and Kings Cross were the limits of the work.
    The freight work disappeared and a lot of the passenger work went too when Driver only operation was introduced in the late 80s.
    I passed out as a driver and spent 10 years driving on the Liverpool St centred routes. I took a job as a Driver Manager at Bishops Stortford Depot and after 10 years there returned to Cambridge as a Driver Manager.
    I finished off the 40 years with some project work remodelling Cambridge sidings.

    Sorry for the length - how about yourself?

    November 12
    • bookertease
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      Good to hear. Something special about the railways. I fell in love with it my first shift on nights. Can still remember the smell of the paraffin lamp on the crossing gate as I opened them for the paper train at around 4 in the morning. I started as a signaller at Mellis Junction - just south of Diss in 1980 (so it’s actually not quite 42 years). Moved down to Exeter Relief (best job in the world) when Colchester panel took over in 1982 or 83. Couple of years down there until Exeter Panel came in then 5 years in Reading Panel. A year in Oxford as signalling inspector then 10 years at Marylebone as signalling manager (during which time moved back to Wycombe). Moved up to doncaster (wife’s home town) when we had twins and couldn’t afford child care. Last 20 years in accident investigation (Network Rail) working for the centre so get around the country a fair bit (mostly Scotland last year!) and was over your way the other week when a freight train smashed into a trailer full of straw
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      bookertease
      All the best for the op. Hope it goes well
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  • Ok just got back and had a few beers, bare with me.

    Hanlan loomed great, but Horgam had been brilliant so far so still gets In for me.

    Akinde looked pretty good to me, real handful

    Food in the ground is awful, they need to sort quick, epsc at that price.

    Still to go to the MOM thread, not sure who to go for.... 1st 10 mins McCleary, last 80 mins the defence

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  • uptheblues

    Hello

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  • thecatwwfc

    Hi. Thanks for closing that thread. I felt a bit uncomfortable with it after seeing his tweet whether he is looking for a reaction or not. Not sure how I would feel if there was a whole discussion about me.

    I don't know Tom but what I see is a genuine attempt to raise atmosphere and a passion for his club. Its annoying but I guess his difficulties don't allow him to process that.

    No person should be subjected to that and I for one wouldn't live with myself having seen all this and not done anything, if god forbid Tom did something silly.

    Thanks again.

    Niko

    October 8
  • railwaysteve

    Thanks for making the post about Naz. I made a small donation. I feel so lucky.

    October 7