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Lewisham2221

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Following a few of us getting confused by the use of nicknames for trains (eg Skoda for a class 90) I thought it would be useful/helpful if we could compile a list of trains and nicknames to hopefully prevent future confusion :)

TBH I only know a few really,

37 = Tractor
66 = Shed
67 = Skip
90 = Skoda

Please add more...
 
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08 - Gronk
24 and 25 - Rat
31 - Goyle
33 - Crompton
40 - Whistler
44 and 45 - Peak
47 - Duff
50 - Hoover
55 - Deltic
56 - Grid
58 - Bone
60 - Doughnut
86 - Can
91 - Electra/Super Skoda
 

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20 - Chopper
31 - Ped
37 - Tractor
40 - Whistler
43 - Tram
44/45/45 - Wagon/Peak
47 - Duff/Spoon/Brush
50 - Log
52 - Western
55 - Deltic
56 - Grid
66 - Shed/Ying/Fred (Freightliner)/Dred (DRS)
67 - Skip
 

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144 - donkey

Commuters worst nightmare. It will never happen, one of these peterborough to london, unless things with one get worse and they trade more 360s for a load of 144s, and what about running 317s to peterborough, the one i saw yesterday hadn't had an overhaul since 1994, still in part nse livery.
 

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Turbostar's a brand name Chaz! Bombardier invented it, not 'us'! ;)

Here's what I know all the classes I know nicknames for as (I don't care if they have all been covered ;) )

Any LMS derived shunter: Gronk/Jocko
Class 17: Clayton Firework (never so many loco fires.... ever.)
Class 20: Chopper
Class 24/25: Rat
Class 26/27: MacRat
Class 29: CoBo
Class 31: Ped/Brian/Goyle
Class 33: Crompton
Class 35: Hymek
Class 37: Tractor
Class 40: Whistle
Class 42/43: Warship
Class 43: AchEssTee
Class 44/45/46: Peak
Class 47: Duff/Spoon
Class 50: Hoover
Class 52: Western
Class 55: Deltic
Class 56: Gridz
Class 57: IR (Internal Robbery)
Class 58: Bone
Class 60: Doughnut
Class 66: Shed/Fred
Class 67: Skip/Junk
Class 73: Jah.
Class 86: Can
Class 87: Can
Class 90: Skoda
Class 91: Super Skoda
Class 101: OAP
Class 105: Cravens Bouncy Castle
Class 121/122: BubbleCar
Class 128: Postie
Class 140/142/143/144: Pacer
Class 150: Sprinter
Class 153: Super Bubble/Tin Rocket/Rivetted Rubbish
Class 155: Sprinter
Class 156: Super Sprinter
Class 158: Sprinter Express/Scudz
Class 159: Network Sprinter Xpress
Class 165: Networker Turbo
Class 166: Networker Turbo Express
Class 168: Chiltern Clubman
Class 170: Turbostar
Class 171: Southernstar
Class 175: Coradia
Class 180: Coradia Adelante
Class 185: Desiro
Class 201: Hastings
Class 201/202/203/204/205/207: Thumper
Class 210: Scrap
Class 220: Vomiter/Voyager/Shop
Class 221: Super Vomiter/Super Voyager/Super Shop
Class 243/244: HST
Class 255: Challenger
Class 303: Blue Train
Class 304: Numb Bum
Class 309: Clacton Express
Class 310: West Coast Wonder
Class 311: Blue Train
Class 313: Misery
Class 314: Scottish Misery
Class 321: Dusty Bins
Class 390: Dildo.



Plenty there to be going on with ;)
 

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AlexS said:
Turbostar's a brand name Chaz! Bombardier invented it, not 'us'! ;)

I know, I know. The only other name I heard of was Turborat, Turboturd etc. But I think those names are crap. ;)
 

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Why are 321s called dusty bins, it must be 1 persons boring experience of putting a mcdonalds bag in a bin and noticing dust under the rim, something that belongs on hometruths. Although that show aint too bad especially the one where they talk about the women who is dfead but still alive and you had to work out the mistake....
 

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Some nicknames I use (apart from the usual shed, skip etc.)

Class 60= Tug
Class 170= Flymo
Class 321= Dusty Bin
Class 390= Pendo
Class 442= Wessie
Class 444/450= Dessie
Class 455= Box Machine
 

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Nick said:
Chaz said:
AlexS said:
Turbostar's a brand name Chaz! Bombardier invented it, not 'us'! ;)

I know, I know. The only other name I heard of was Turborat, Turboturd etc. But I think those names are crap. ;)

Turdostar ;)

Thats a good name. They put them on the services to london but they get so crowded you have to cram right in now they stop at unusual stops like witham, never used to stop before but now i have a direct link to peterborough and norwhich with only needing to change once to get to york!!
 

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NB. Alex, AdTranz created the 'Turbostar' name and brand. For the record, I like 170s, Standard Class on thems very comfy.
 

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I wasn't too fond of Turbostars when they first arrived, but they've grown on me.. kinda cute trains really.
 

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Not very flattering nicknames for Pacers here! I personally refuse to ride on them for a number of reasons.. obviously the ride quality, and secondly their build. If, heaven forbid, there was ever an accident, I'd rather be on a solid train that wouldn't fold up like an accordion on impact.. I mean look at what happened to the 142 as a result of a low speed collision with a Virgin express!

Nickname = Death trap
 

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Cola can?

I seriously question how H&S let them run and not Mk1 stock (any trouble with the latter is the luser's own fault). Of course, Mk1 stock runs in the SE which explains it.
 
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