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Casual_andy

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Owdoo, I'm Andy from South Yorkshire.
I've an interest in engineering, archaeology & history. I'm not a train enthusiast as such but I've gotten more into it the more I've used them.
Cheers.
 
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Bungle158

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17 Jul 2019
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94
Location
Benaulim Goa
Hi, former FGW TM, now travelling in SE Asia and based in Goa.

Local station. Madgaon

What's in my wallet. Reams of pretty coloured paper with squiggly writing.

Likes. Railway courts at principal stations which have the power to jail fare dodgers

Missing. HSTs

Not Missing. non railway 'educated' management.
 

Donnie

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16 Jul 2019
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Location
London, UK
Hello all! :smile:

My name is Donnie, I work in frontline customer service for MTR Crossrail (TfL Rail), and I’m pretty new to the railway but very infatuated with the industry. I’ve done a fairly intensive amount of self-education into the running and infrastructure, developed an obsession with rolling stock and really appreciate steam locos (especially the streamliners and railcars of the 1930s!) I also love learning about the history of the history of railways and metro systems.

I’m very keen to develop within my career. I’m already an RMT Health & Safety a Representative, and have read deeply into reports published by the RSSB, RAIB and ORR (and I’m currently on the “essential” Red for Danger). Additionally I take a lot of interest in industry initiatives and developments, including proposals by the RDG and the Williams Review.

I’ve landed on this website so many times when Googling lesser-known or discussed railway topics but never thought if signing up until now. I have a lot to learn but hopefully a lot to contribute, and I look forward to getting to know people here!
 

jb108822

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26 May 2016
Messages
13
Location
Cheshire
I've been a member on here for about three years now, but only started posting a couple of weeks ago, so I guess it's time to introduce myself.

I'm Jonathan, I'm 26, and I live in Congleton. I've also lived in Cornwall and Gloucestershire, and spent the first nine months of my life in Birmingham. I work for a supermarket chain and am based in the petrol station, but help out in our main store when I can and also support other stores in the area if needed. My other main areas of interest are theme parks, F1, football (I'm a Manchester United fan), and the Eurovision Song Contest.

I suppose my interest in railways started back in 2000, shortly before my 7th birthday, when my family went to London for October half term and I was first introduced to the Underground. I just found it fascinating for some reason, and as I've grown, I've come to really appreciate so much of the history behind it. Favourite station on the network is probably Westminster. There's just something about descending into the depths to access the Jubilee line which I just find so awe-inspiring. As mentioned elsewhere, I successfully completed the Tube Challenge last November, but only just - I still blame the District line for breaking at THE worst possible place (Earl's Court) when we needed it to work. :P First time I ever travelled long-distance by rail was back in November 2011, and I think that may be when the rail bug got stuck onto me. I've zero desire to get rid of it.

Unsurprisingly, my closest station is Congleton, so I have to deal with the 323s whenever I want to go anywhere. To be fair, I don't think they're too bad. I do love the 390s, of course, and the one thing I love about living up north is being able to get to London from my house in about two-and-a-half hours if you include the time spent travelling to the station. When I was in Cornwall, it was probably at least double that, though at least the train passed along the Dawlish Sea Wall, which is simply stunning. I've a soft spot for the HSTs, as I spent many journeys on them going to and from London, and I quite like the 172s used on the Snow Hill Lines. Best rail journey in Britain for me has to be the West Highland Line from Glasgow Queen Street all the way out to Mallaig.

I already know a couple of people on here from a forum dedicated to theme parks, and I'm looking forward to finally posting more on here.
 

EastCoastway

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6 Mar 2019
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Name - EastCoastway
Age - 27
Occupation - I work as an Announcer (the job involves a bit more than this) for a ToC
Location - Hampshire
In my purse - My staff pass, what else do I need?

(EastCoastway is my username because I grew up on that line ;) )
 

Cowley

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Name - EastCoastway
Age - 27
Occupation - I work as an Announcer (the job involves a bit more than this) for a ToC
Location - Hampshire
In my purse - My staff pass, what else do I need?

(EastCoastway is my username because I grew up on that line ;) )
Excellent. Thanks for ‘announcing’ your arrival.

(I’m so so sorry about that one :oops:)
 

Am Broc

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Joined
15 Oct 2019
Messages
4
Location
Glaschu / Glasgow
Hi all,

I’ve just joined up. Hello everybody!

Name: Alasdair
Age: 45
Lives: Glasgow
Job: Translator
Transport Interests: railways, trams, trolleybuses
Neatest station: An Dùn Breac/Dumbreck (DUM)
Other interests: music - metal, prog and punk; travel (my ambition is to visit Ascension Island!). I also write the words best - and only - railway blog in Scottish Gaelic - trèanaichean, tramaichean agus tràilidhean (trains. trams and trolleys) treanaichean.wordpress.com
 
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Hi everyone, I thought I'd best fill this in to introduce myself :)

Name: Simon
Age: 30
Lives: Lancashire
Job: IT Service Desk Analyst
Transport Interests: railways
Neatest station: Preston
Other interests: Travel, music, food
 

Cowley

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Hi everyone, I thought I'd best fill this in to introduce myself :)

Name: Simon
Age: 30
Lives: Lancashire
Job: IT Service Desk Analyst
Transport Interests: railways
Neatest station: Preston
Other interests: Travel, music, food
Welcome to the forum Simon.
I see that you’ve said that Preston is the neatest station... ;)
 

156443

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28 Mar 2016
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Location
Prudhoe
Name: Kieron
Age: 33
Lives: Prudhoe
Transport Interests: railways, buses
Nearest station: Prudhoe
Other interests: Gaming, photography
 

BishopTrains

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Joined
26 Nov 2019
Messages
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Location
Bishop Auckland
Hi I thought I would introduce myself.

Name: Kevin
Age: 51
Lives: Bishop Auckland, County Durham
Job: Health Care Assistant
Transport Interests: Class 66 locomotives
Neatest station: Bishop Auckland
Other interests Socialising with my wife and son.
 

43066

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24 Nov 2019
Messages
809
Location
London
Hi all.

New arrival here.

Long time lurker, nevertime poster. I’ve most certainly, very definitely, never been on here before.;)

I’ll have to remain a bit of a man of mystery, I’m afraid, due to strict social media policies. I definitely don’t work on the UK railway. I work in a pie factory in Fray Bentos.

Great to meet you all!
 
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507021

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Liverpool
Hi all.

New arrival here.

Long time lurker, nevertime poster. I’ve most certainly, very definitely, never been on here before.;)

I’ll have to remain a bit of a man of mystery, I’m afraid, due to strict social media policies. I definitely don’t work on the UK railway. I work in a pie factory in Fray Bentos.

Great to meet you all!
Welcome to the forum.

Fray Bentos pies are my favourite. :)
 

Cowley

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Hi all.

New arrival here.

Long time lurker, nevertime poster. I’ve most certainly, very definitely, never been on here before.;)

I’ll have to remain a bit of a man of mystery, I’m afraid, due to strict social media policies. I definitely don’t work on the UK railway. I work in a pie factory in Fray Bentos.

Great to meet you all!
Welcome to the forum @43066. Good to see that you’re getting stuck in after lurking for a while. ;)
Hope you enjoy being on here.
 

Cowley

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Cheers mate.

My postings come thick and fast :D.
It’s the best way.
By the time you’ve posted fifteen times in ten minutes no-one has a clue where you’re going...
Keep it up! :lol:
 

83A

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16 Jan 2020
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Location
Cambridge
Hello Everyone this is 83A on the 16:11 service......

I’ve been interested in railways and engineering for as long as I can remember. I don’t have any tribalism, steam, diesel, GWR, LNER doesn’t matter I like it all.

I was raised in the South West so grew up with Class 50s and HSTs, I now live in the East so I have whatever Thameslink and Greater Anglia have to offer.

My other passion(s) in life are cycling and motorcycles.

By day I work as an engineer in the broadcast industry, this requires a lot of travel via road, rail and air!

Pleased to meet you all, virtual pint on me.
Pete
 

Chris217

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7 Nov 2018
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Welcome aboard Pete.
Class 50s always gets my thumbs up climbing the bank into Exeter Central and of course,100mph between Reading and Paddington.
 

Makenzie

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28 Jan 2020
Messages
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Location
UK
Hi all!
I'm Makenzie from sunny Liverpool. :E
I've always liked traveling on trains and coaches as i hate flying. When i do go abroad i sail but i do love traveling around our beautiful country so i don't go abroad very often.
 

S&CLER

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11 Jan 2020
Messages
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Location
southport
I'm using the name S&CLER because I live within a minute or two of Lord Street station and the Cheshire Lines pub, and also because I can claim to have travelled on the line from Sefton as a very small child; growing up in Maghull, the disused CL line used to fascinate me. Reception class at school I started in 1953 also had a great view of the Liverpool-Ormskirk-Preston line. Caught the railway bug travelling nearly every Sunday in the 1950s to St Helens Junction to see my grandad, an ex-LMS goods guard.
Lived in the Netherlands, so interested in Dutch railways. Also had 3 separate 30-day Amtrak passes and travelled coast to coast on 2 of them.
All time favourite train journey: the Fifteen Guinea Special at age 20 in 1968, which was also my first trip on the S&C and start of a lifelong love affair with the Dales. Keen rambler and have walked the whole S&C route on parallel paths, e.g. over top of Blea Moor tunnel from Ribblehead to Dent. An ambition is to keep healthy enough to go on any commemorative 60th anniversary trip at age 80 in 2028, so I can claim to be the only person to have been on both. Was in hospital at time of 40th anniversary in August 2008, with sepsis, but determined to stay alive because I had just got my national bus pass and had had only 4 months out of it.
 

Makenzie

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Location
UK
I'm using the name S&CLER because I live within a minute or two of Lord Street station and the Cheshire Lines pub, and also because I can claim to have travelled on the line from Sefton as a very small child; growing up in Maghull, the disused CL line used to fascinate me. Reception class at school I started in 1953 also had a great view of the Liverpool-Ormskirk-Preston line. Caught the railway bug travelling nearly every Sunday in the 1950s to St Helens Junction to see my grandad, an ex-LMS goods guard.
Lived in the Netherlands, so interested in Dutch railways. Also had 3 separate 30-day Amtrak passes and travelled coast to coast on 2 of them.
All time favourite train journey: the Fifteen Guinea Special at age 20 in 1968, which was also my first trip on the S&C and start of a lifelong love affair with the Dales. Keen rambler and have walked the whole S&C route on parallel paths, e.g. over top of Blea Moor tunnel from Ribblehead to Dent. An ambition is to keep healthy enough to go on any commemorative 60th anniversary trip at age 80 in 2028, so I can claim to be the only person to have been on both. Was in hospital at time of 40th anniversary in August 2008, with sepsis, but determined to stay alive because I had just got my national bus pass and had had only 4 months out of it.
Hello! I'm in Liverpool and i was in Southport a few weeks ago, i took the train from Central Station, it's a nice pleasant journey, especially when we emerge into the daylight from Moorfields! :smile:
I love the Dales too, i visited Howarth during a Wartime Weekend and had a picnic on the Dales, didn't want to leave!
 

AGF

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26 Mar 2020
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Location
Hampshire
So I’m new too :) I’m Anthony and whilst I wouldn’t class myself as an enthusiast and I most certainly do not have anywhere near the knowledge that most of you do... some childhood memories of the Watercress Line were rekindled by a trip on the Flying Scotsman last month, that and moving into my flat which overlooks the SWR line. I don’t drive so use the railway a lot... so yeah ended up here where you lot seem like a decent bunch.

So a bit about me - almost certainly on the autistic spectrum, love history and aviation... hmmm probably more but I’m terrible at introductions. So I will just say ‘hi’ instead
 

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