People stealing antimacassars?

Discussion in 'Memorabilia, Media & Publications' started by Lewis lamb62), 10 Feb 2018.

  1. Lewis lamb62)

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    About a week ago I saw a virgin trains (west coast) 1st class seat cover for sale on eBay
    That got me thinking has anyone else done this and are they really that easy to just slide of?
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  3. goblinuser

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    How do you know it's 'stolen' rather than just used/surplus/old?
     
  4. yorksrob

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    Modern moquettes are quite boring. I'd rather purchase a 'Trojan' or a 'Bournemouth blue'.

    London transport has shown that there's clearly a market for transport designs !
     
  5. DenmarkRail

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    When I was little, I'd have a thing of taking stuff like this... Safety cards on planes, destination indicators on FGW trains. Even seat reservation indicators...
     
  6. MG11

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    Antimacassars are supposedly changed every so often, so a member of the depot team may well have permission to take the old ones.
     
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    Ahh you mean antimacassars. When you said Virgin seat covers i had visions of the whole darn thing o_O
     
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    I'd imagine it's company property regardless. Why you'd want to spend time listing that is beyond me and buying it, well...
     
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    I don’t mind low level souvenir hunting but airline safety cards are off limits. It’s safety equipment. In some jurisdictions an aircraft cannot take off without one for every passenger.
     
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    Not to mention the criminal offence of Theft, and another under Article 240 of the Air Navigation Order. "A person must not recklessly or negligently act in a manner likely to endanger an aircraft, or any person in an aircraft. "
     
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    If anyone wants one just ask a member of crew. They have spares and are happy to hand them out rather than taking one from a seat back.
     
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    Meanwhile, on the Lea Valley lines, folk tend to ignore the antimacassars and go straight for the headrests :s
     

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    I remember seeing a piece on Southern news many years ago, on how people were stealing luggage racks to use them as barbeque grills !
     
  14. Alan1310

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    guilty as charged hahah i have always asked to take them and never been told no
     
  15. LOL The Irony

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    Say waaaaaaaaat?
     
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    I think it was in Essex in the days of the slammers. They were refurbished with quite chunky longitudinal luggage racks which one could conceivably grill a sausage on.
     
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    A. How did they steal them?
    B. How did nobody notice a large luggage rack being removed from the train?
     
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    I don't know.They didn't go into that much detail. All I can think is someone with a screwdriver on a quiet service.
     
  19. Failed Unit

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    I have stolen one so I can always travel first class on a great northern class 387.



    (Joke alert - in case of humour failure. I would buy one however much cheaper than a 1st season ticket)
     
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    Crikey
     
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    Part of me hopes they chucked them out of the window as the thought of someone sleeping with a stolen british rail class 317 headrest as a pillow is too depressing
     
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    This is where modernism is taking health and safety too far.

    That sort of regulation is meant to cover things like acts of vandalism (slashing tyres, not screwing bolts on properly) rather than stealing a safety card, which I suspect there will be hundreds at the airport ready for replacement...
     
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    A safety card is an item of safety equipment and it is completely inappropriate for someone to remove it. The fact there may be replacements available is irrelevant (and they obviously won't be available during an inflight emergency).

    Unbelievably people sometimes steal life jackets from aircraft as well. Ok it's highly unlikely to be required but it's still an incredibly stupid and selfish thing to do.
     
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    Not sure I'd want to steal one unless the unit was fresh off the depot with brand new ones fitted... the greasy headrests on 308s and SWT Slammers are still fresh in the mind...

    Clearly the Lea Valley Headrest Rustler felt the same way!
     
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    What does anyone want them for. Booster cusion for the motor is the onlty t hing I can imagine it for.

    Supermarket trolley partition s are best for bbq. So am told.
     
  26. route101

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    Got a VT XC one which i took when i was younger !
     
  27. A Challenge

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    Sometimes it seems the only difference between first and standard is an antimacassar - so it might not even be that then?
     

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