spm_43030 said:laverack222 said:
Its a driver....and a bobby (aka, signalman)...........not a conducter! :?
(for those of you who have missed the point, the funny bit is not nessesarily the lingo etc, but the fact that the Bobby and Driver are getting on so well)
Usually, its: Signalman: "F*#kign driver"
and driver: "F#*king signalman!"
Not wanting to bring the wooden spoon out - but was this a totally random 'gossip' chat, or was it a 'large animal reported within lineside fence between xxx and yyy; proceed with caution' safety-critical type chat? Unless there's been some recent modernisation - I think I'm correct in saying that this line is worked Electric Token Block too? So the driver would have to stop to collect the token too.FGWFan said:Point understood about the signaller/driver relationship, although in all fairness the signaller at Norton Junction box yesterday seemed happy enough to slightly delay our entry to the single line EB yesterday to Reading so he could have a quick chat with the driver...