Famous people on trains

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Jarvis Cocker travelling Sunday evening from Edale to Sheffield, not in 1st either as there isn't one!
 
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I'm pretty certain that Jarvis leads National Trust walks on Kinder Scout hence the reason for him boarding at Edale
Didn't know that.

Had been on a circuit up from Edale following the Pennine Way to Jacobs Ladder then anticlockwise around the tops to Mam Tor, Hopkins Cross then down.

Very packed with people on the first section towards Kinder Scout - maybe the celebrity effect of Jarvis - certainly more hipster beards in evidence than amongst the usual walker demographic!
 

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Didn't know that.

Had been on a circuit up from Edale following the Pennine Way to Jacobs Ladder then anticlockwise around the tops to Mam Tor, Hopkins Cross then down.

Very packed with people on the first section towards Kinder Scout - maybe the celebrity effect of Jarvis - certainly more hipster beards in evidence than amongst the usual walker demographic!

That sounds like a grand day out. I like the walk over Brown Knoll where of course you can see the ventilation shafts. Jacob's Ladder is damn hard work but the rewards are terrific. I've done the Edale Horseshoe before; that really is a day out! Happy days!
 

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When I was a kid I met Penelope Keith a few times. She was friends with a historian guy who lived on our small road in Colne, and she bought a house in the nearby picturesque village of Wycoller.
She now lives in Surrey, and yesterday afternoon she was on the platform at Godalming station catching a Waterloo train. She was with two other people - I didn't see whether they headed for first or standard, but it was a refurbished 450 with the small first class bay behind the cab, so not too much room there.
 

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She now lives in Surrey, and yesterday afternoon she was on the platform at Godalming station catching a Waterloo train. She was with two other people - I didn't see whether they headed for first or standard, but it was a refurbished 450 with the small first class bay behind the cab, so not too much room there.

Surely if anyone would justify an upgrade, Margo would :lol:
 

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I came across him last Wednesday at Stirling station, I was enroute to Aberdeen and he was going to Gleneagles so we on the same train for a wee while. Filming in Stirling both sides of the ticket gates and then on the platform at Gleneagles as we pulled out of the station.

That was on TV this week!
 

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Had Kathy Burke sit behind me on the 10:04 Paddington - Penzance train yesterday (I got off at Exeter and don't know where she was heading). She had a 1st class ticket but was sat in the back of the Standard carriage next to the 1st bit, I know this because the inspector asked why she wasn't in 1st and she thought she actually was (complimenting the seats), which made a number of us around her laugh and the inspector say he took it as a compliment.
 
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Had Kathy Burke sit behind me on the 10:04 Paddington - Penzance train yesterday (I got off at Exeter and don't know where she was heading). She had a 1st class ticket but was sat in the back of the Standard carriage next to the 1st bit, I know this because the inspector asked why she wasn't in 1st and she thought she actually was (complimenting the seats), which made a number of us around her laugh and the inspector say he took it as a compliment.

Don't tell the DfT or else they'll downgrade the IET seats because the standard class ones are clearly too comfortable!
 

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Don't tell the DfT or else they'll downgrade the IET seats because the standard class ones are clearly too comfortable!
Yes what she said was a surprise, but I didn't speak up about the contrary in the same conversation. Hopefully the guard doesn't mention it to the DfT, although it will inevitably have come up in his mess room gossip.
 

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1979 Henry Cooper in first class compartment between Grantham and Doncaster..knocked the door and got his autograph. I was 13 at the time. Before xmas sat behind Wayne Hussey (The Mission) on 172006 between Coventry and Leamington spa. He boarded a voyager to Oxford.
 

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Before xmas sat behind Wayne Hussey (The Mission) on 172006 between Coventry and Leamington spa. He boarded a voyager to Oxford.

Well, as it says in the song Train* ...

"Everybody got a destination
Everybody got a place to go"

Perhaps Oxford is what they meant by 'far beyond the black horizon'.





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* by Hussey's original band The Sisters of Mercy
 

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Seen pop star Sonia a couple of times.
Seen Jeremy Corbyn at Euston.
Other celebrities seen include Pete Waterman,Richard Branson,Ken Dodd.

Seen Ken Dodd in his local shop near Broad Green Hospital before it closed down.
Was a really nice chap to talk to.

Saw the Everton football team travelling back from London Euston using an entire coach that was locked out of use to everyone else on the train!

Many years ago we had Lionel Blair and Windsor Davies together on the platform of Cardiff Central.
 

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Saw the Duchess of Cornwall (plus entourage) exit Birmingham New Street a few weeks back. She got the luxury of being ushered directly out to the drop off area via the fire exit near Costa.
 

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Saw the Duchess of Cornwall (plus entourage) exit Birmingham New Street a few weeks back. She got the luxury of being ushered directly out to the drop off area via the fire exit near Costa.

She was only being taken there so she could stop off for a quick fag :D
 

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Half an hour or so ago in Piccadilly while walking through standard to the first class coaches I met Coronation Street’s Dev sat in the unreserved coach of a Pendolino :lol: very nice man though clearly did not want me to draw attention understandably
 

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Eddie Hearn at Shenfield. He took the one the opposite platform not our train that was coming in a minute later but always leaves earlier.

I think he lives in Billericay. Often see his Dad in Lot 75 in Shenfield too (when walking past, not my sort of place).
 

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Just a bit of fun,

Who is the most famous person you’ve had on your train? I’ve had some slim pickings, though I had Greg Wallace on my train once (The bald one from master chef) he was the most miserable obnoxious douche bag
 

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Just a bit of fun,

Who is the most famous person you’ve had on your train? I’ve had some slim pickings, though I had Greg Wallace on my train once (The bald one from master chef) he was the most miserable obnoxious douche bag
I once saw Greg Davies in the pub and said ’hey it’s Greg Wallace’ ... he was not happy about that at all lol... so that’s probably why.. he’s probably met him too hehehehe
 

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I sold tickets to Sebastian Coe and Max Clifford on a regular basis.

Both deeply unpleasant individuals, to be honest.
 

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I had Graham Norton in First Class, seemed grumpy but he was polite. Also Russel Howard on another occasion, also FC. Again, seemed grumpy but he was alright. I suppose they just don't like to be recognised and definitely they both seen my eye brows rising when I checked their tickets. But I kept myself professional. However I had to stop at Russel Howard's seat as his companion he travelled with had a Standard class ticket and I had to sell him an upgrade. I also had a Polish politician in Standard class. I met comedian Pam Ann at the station, when I was at work. And one more on the train, I had a gay porn star Paul Canon travelling Standard class
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I suppose I've had more but I just don't know many famous people.
 
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Dermot O'Leary a few years back. First class late evening Euston to Liverpool train. Don't think my daughters have yet forgiven me for not getting selfie with him lol. I was a fellow passenger.
 

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I saw John Hume, leader of the SDLP, waiting in the queue for the Belfast train at Dublin Connolly, but not actually on the train.
 

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Not on a train admittedly, but one of my teachers at school was former Lancashire cricketer Mark Chilton.

Really decent guy, he had time for everyone wether you were good at sport or not.

Back on topic, earlier today I saw a few Avanti staff on the platform near 1st Class at Man Picc a good 20 minutes before departure, before a group of around 20 or so young ish blokes came up the platform wearing Man City branded gear. I'd assume they were players but I wouldn't have a clue. Had someone on platform 14 a couple of years back ask me a question I couldn't answer. The response actually included the words "Do you know who I am?" I gladly told him I didn't, though if he did tell me at that point I've since forgot. Quite an arrogant bloke whoever he was!
 
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My recent celebrity spots seem to be on the tube. Last two pre pandemic in early 2020 were:

David Tennant - sat down two seats away from me on the Northern Line, he kept his head down once he sat down.
Kerry Katona - also on the Northern Line, stood at the end of the carriage with a moody face on, accompanied by a large geezer who looked like her minder

Seen loads of Manc/Cheshire based celebrities/Prem footballers back in the days when I was a bartender in Manchester after university....
 

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