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Old 13th January 2017, 20:19   #181
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If that's the case then if think we should start to address you as M'lord from now on then
Sir will do.
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Old 13th January 2017, 21:26   #182
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It should be God with your username...
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I would accept God. I think Erm would be a better knickname for Robbie after the none word he repeatedly said in any interview. Ha ha. He's still a hero from my younger days though.
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I would accept God. I think Erm would be a better knickname for Robbie after the none word he repeatedly said in any interview. Ha ha. He's still a hero from my younger days though.
He was the man . The white line goal celebration still makes me chuckle.
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He was the man . The white line goal celebration still makes me chuckle.
Yeah, naughty boy. I remember a few blue mates saying he was setting a bad example despite the fact the reason he did it was that they were all screaming from the stands that he was a coke head (Not a very good example to the kids they had with them). Mind you Gerard Houlliers explanation that Rigobert Song told him he was pretending to sniff the grass was hilarious.
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Wow Mr Cowley what a read thoroughly enjoyed that. A right ole trip down memory lane. You certainly have lived a life. Nirvana's Nevermind album, I had the cassette (one for the young uns to google) and played it so much, the tape snapped. I still think Negative Creep from the bleach album is their best ever song. Anyhoo I digress.

You had me hooked when you typed them utter words, Anyone who doesn't like 47s better look away now.

I was killing myself at the rigger hoying his bag off the train, then bottling the jump, probably a very sensible decision too and your attempts at freshening up too, made me laugh. Done that a few times at Carlisle on overnighters. Filling the sink, adding a large squirting of shower gel, to at least smell fresh, only to defeat the object somewhat, by drying yourself on the t-shirt you've just taken off.

Some cracking locos you had too. 47521 was always a bit of a banger and the 47/7s, all left me feeling jealous. Network South East livery looked smart on.the 47s but ScotRail was better. I was gutted when they shove got pulled from the Edinburgh-Queen St turns, every 6 weeks holiday, my mates and I done 2, what we called the big trips, one was always A trip to Edinburgh, either at the start or the end, we always looked forward to that, me especially, all day action on the 47s or McRats, also not a single peak in sight For my mate Cal and I to argue about, probably to the rest of the gangs relief.

As for the loco changes. I'm.fairly sure most were done, if not all, at Carstairs. I knew a lad from the North East(a mate of a mates mate) who used to travel down at least once a week, in his car for the late Blackpool workings, early to mid 80's, he used to park his car up and ride back n forth on whatever turned up but the 40's, were his main effort. He'd sleep inn the car for a few hours or his mates mam n dads caravan, then drive home.

Oh to go back to them days. Bet you were totally knackered by the end of that week. However It sounded like a right blast. Many thanks for sharing.


Ash Bridge, I remember the 31s on the Man Vic- Barrow turns, had a few from Preston - Lancaster, late 80's early 90's, if I remember rightly. Great fun.
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47403. Thank you very much for that, much appreciated indeed. It's been enjoyable remembering it all. Very different times back then.
I had Nevermind on tape too with Bob Marley on the other side, sums up the era bit I reckon...
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