Weird train-related dreams

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  1. FelixtheCat

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    I was at a (probably fictional) 4 platform French railway station. I have no idea why I thought it was French, but my dream had decided that is was French. All the platforms were entirely grass. Next to the station was a fairly busy country lane. The lane had no pavements or space to walk. On the other side of the lane was a very big hedge (this will become important).
    All the trains were doing 135mph (again, I'm not sure why I know it was that speed) and were all formed of class 66s with Mark 1 coaches. They were producing no exhaust whatsoever as they were powered by magic (I don't know what they were powered by but there was no exhaust). Every time a train approached, I had to leave the station, cross the road, and watch it pass from the other side of the road. Of course, I was nearly run over on a number of occasions because of the hedge on the other side. Once the train had passed, I crossed back to the station (carefully and with great patience due to the volume of traffic).
     
  2. STEVIEBOY1

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    I had one last night, I was revisiting the Isle of Sheppey of the North Kent Coast. (My grandparents used to live there many many years ago and I loved staying with them.) Anyway in my dream the topography had changed, it was far more rugged, we were driving along a narrow road, there were still some very old fashioned Maidstone & District Buses about and also they had reopened the Sheppey Light Railway from Queenborough to Leysdown and a train passed us, it was a 6 coach green old slam door electric train of the type of stock that I remember in Kent in the 1960s and 1970s. The dream then morphed into something else, I was in a prison cell with a huge open drain and friendly cell mates who had somehow smuggled in some small dogs!!!!
     
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    Oh I'll tell you - before the 10/10/18 I'm sure, I had what 4 or 5 dreams same but slightly different situations of watching a CrossCountry HST come into Birmingham New Street (BHM) - BHM has been the big station of my childhood and the HST has been the train of my childhood as well as the Class 150.

    Only on the 10/10/18 when at BHM on the way to Cadbury World I must have had an unfortunate dream come true - the second my foots on the platform, the Class 43 comes pass, therefore by a few seconds I will be miss it appear before coming pass.

    I caught the 10:15 from Oxford and arrived into Birmingham New Street on time at 11:18 / nearly 11:20. I think I was checking which platform the 11:33 / 11:35ish to Bournville was going from and by luck the 11:17 Plymouth (7-coach HST) train was running around 5 minutes late from Platform 11 (A or B when shorter trains)

    So I manage to quickly, but safely, go to Platform 11 but the second my foot is on the platform I see the Class 43 come in. I can't grumble - I at least managed to photo the rear of the power car when it was in the platform.

    That sort of thing true you can be happy about .
     
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    My funniest dream of trains was waiting at Liverpool South Parkway Merseyrail platform going to Southport and my train turned up with a class 20 and 92 on mk4s!.
    And all the others had 20s and 92s on as well. Not a 507 or 508 in sight!
    Also,Liverpool Exchange was still open even though I've never seen the place in reality. Only pictures!
    Did some bashing that day lol.
     
  5. Chris217

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    Another one I remember years ago.
    Boarding a DMU bubble car at Penzance on a non stop express to Inverness.
    When we pulled out of the station,the guard announces with a laugh in his voice,sorry for no toilet facilities and only a service of ice cold drinks available from the trolley. Expected journey time 14hrs!
    Enjoy your journey and thanks for travelling bogless railways.

    My missus said I was actually laughing in my sleep!
     
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    Weird one last night;

    I arrived by bike to "Rustington" station, a 2-platformed passing loop on a stretch of single track, from my hotel up the road. A train came in bound for "Witherington" on the other platform, I'd left my bike unchained on there and it ended up on the train - a 155/153 by the look of the windows - being taken in the opposite direction I was intending to go.

    I caught the bus back to the hotel, its final destination was Bolton Abbey, but it stopped up the road from the hotel I was staying at. The hotel was an old station on the same line, over the road was a heritage line, a goods shed with a few wagons parked outside, however I went back into the hotel.

    In the lounge of the hotel I was sat reading an "original version" of HG Wells' War of the Worlds, it included lots of things not in the published version. In the opening chapters there's an additional section where the narrator mentions mummified bodies being found under a newer building, later in the book these begin coming back to life. Chapter 3 was entitled something like "What Happened to My Cat", as I didn't finish the book I never found out if/why this was important.
     
  7. STEVIEBOY1

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    I had one the other night, I was at a Terminus Railway Station not sure where, may have been Lille Flandres or perhaps somewhere in the UK, there were some TGV trains of the OuiGo type alongside Southern Units!!
     
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    Last nights:

    I was watching some programme, can't remember most of it but there was some accordian music being played quite a lot, and just as it ended it mentioned an objection to something to do with a railway station being based on dodgy information - it suggested an increased mortality rate in the area by the station, without mentioning an old peoples home that had opened in that area. The programme ended with the presenter driving around a town (more accordian music) and after the credits had ended it showed a car crash, no explanation or anything, a car in front of the one the filming was being done from drifted into the path of oncoming traffic, hitting a white van.
     
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    With this thread back in action; a strange one of mine last night. I and two other guys (unknown to me in real life) were doing a rail-photography "bash" of Morocco by car. As quite often in my dreams: it's 2019, but the target country still has steam locos in action as a normal, regular everyday thing. We experienced and photted elderly 0-8-0s on freight duties on metre-gauge lines (Morocco has never, effectively, had metre gauge in reality); but kept being frustrated as regards any passenger workings at all, any traction. We finished up high in the Atlas Mountains, by a frighteningly precipitous ascent -- all looked much more green and luxuriant than one usually assumes that part of the world to be. There was a sub-plot involving complicated logistical stuff for the other two chaps, involving the makings for sandwiches, and keeping those from going "off" in the heat.
     
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    Had a dream of a steam train coming into Liverpool Lime Street station filling the area with steam.
    Didn't even hear it stopping though when the steam/smoke subsided,the train had gone/vanished and the station was deserted and I was standing there alone!
     
  11. 175mph

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    Let me make it clear now: I would never evade my train fare in real life. Having said that, periodically, I have weird dreams of hopping aboard a pacer between Scunthorpe and Doncaster, knowing I don't have a valid ticket and inside it being like the tardis, much bigger than expected and the corridor being more like in an office building, sometimes even with an upper level and in each one of these dreams the same thing occurs, I do the hide in the toilet trick in hope that the conductor won't find me and I end up either finding a cupboard beyond the toilet room, leading into another room, then another room leading into another and so on or instead of the toilet, I find a disused office, with a door leading into another room, then another.

    Luckily, in all the dreams like this, I wake up before I'm found but I wake up with palpitations.
     
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    I used to have a repeated dream of driving a dilapidated Bedford CA converted van/minibus which I part-owned in student days and drove to Turkey in. Now I was driving on a railway track (presumably on flanged wheels but the dream wasn't that logical). Single track, through mountains and with lots of curves. The van had somehow survived until now but was very fragile. I knew I was in trouble because I might meet a train coming the other way - and the police were after me. I can't ever recall the dream coming to any conclusion, though. It just went on and on - getting more and more scary!
     
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    The other day, not long after I went on some 175s on the Welsh Marches Line, I dreamt that there was a single 175 being operated by GWR out of Reading depot, primarily on the Gatwick service. I don't remember much else, but it seemed very plausible at the time..
     
  14. STEVIEBOY1

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    Last night I had a dream that I was at Pickering having visited the NYMR. I was due to come home via Bus from there to York, then LNER & SWR to my home. However when I was walking past Pickering Station, I was informed that there was a direct fast SWR train to Waterloo with only one stop enroute somewhere in the East Midlands and that my tickets would be valid. There was a service due at 0930, then another at 1000. When the train came in, it was 2 carriage 158 or 159 in the old Regional Railways livery with very plush seating and wooden looking interior, abit like the VSOE. There appeared to be rails going from the station towards Malton, from where the train arrived from, although I was told that it had started at Grosmont. !! Then my alarm went off.
     
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    I had a dream last night that I was in charge of a fleet of class 700s that were being used to beam up criminals in to them and carry them through the tunnel to America where they were issued with potatoes and put into space ships.
     
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    I had three train-related dreams recently:

    The first one involved me going to Kingham station (on the Cotswold Line), which had been turned into a terminus station the size of Paddington, but really modern, and I thought "I remember Kingham when it was small (AKA the real-world one!). There were proper HSTs, 166s, and some weird 800 and HST combo. I can't remember what it was exactly!

    I also had one about London - for some reason I was in London and doing a tour of all the termini! Never done that before. For some reason, I went to Paddington, but it was completely different to all other stations, and had 3rd rail and Southeastern stock! Paddington an Victoria combined! The station was only visible through a gap in buildings and was having work done on it, the orange army covering the tracks!

    The most recent one (the other night actually) involved me getting a 166 from Guildford. I got to Guildford (God knows why) and went with the intention of getting a 450 into Waterloo. However, after a lot of waiting, I got a 166 in FGW livery! The gap between the train and platform was really big (vertically) and I remember thinking that I would have to go into Paddington instead of Waterloo again (that was in relation to an older dream), and Paddington had covered platforms at both sides, not just the one. (Covered platforms being the ones under the road by the side of the station). Really weird.

    Hope this is interesting.

    -Peter
     
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    Last night I dreamt I had kids who were wizards, and they were off to Hogwarts.

    The only thing was, due to signalling problems at King's Cross, the stock had been forced to use platform 0.

    Then for some weird reason it turned out the old steam stock had been replaced by a 10 car IEP in Virgin West Coast livery, complete with a Train Manager who looked in his 100s.

    I knew I shouldn't have stopped up till 2am reading fan fiction of the Harry Potter series!!
     
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    And just last night, I had a dream of visiting Manchester Piccadilly station (which I've done before in real life) and waiting at one of the platforms was a Shinkansen train in some kind of white with gold stripe livery.

    I then end up finding myself reading a leaflet about it saying it took just over 20 years of disruption to remodel the station platforms to accommodate such a train.
     
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    Last night I was in the waiting room at Barnsley station, a large hall completely unlike the actual Barnsley station obviously(!). Looking at most of the days departures on the very large board they were all going from platform 2, with only a couple of trains going from 1. When people were walking out to the platform the air around them was lighting up - main blues, yellows, and reds.

    Can't remember the rest of the dream though, that bit just stood out.
     
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    I had one last night. I was exploring an Asian Underground Railway system!!
     
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    Back at work today after a week off and I had a weird "going to work" dream that involved trains (but only just);

    I woke up, knowing it was 02:30 in the morning, way too early, but I put the light on to check the time and found there were two clocks on my bedside cabinet - both telling different times that were far later than I should've gotten up at. I was hurrying to the railway station, but i had to go through the bus station beforehand and everyone in there was looking at their watches. All the clocks were showing different times, and this was the case in the station, were all the trains showed as "Delayed?" ...

    Then I woke up for real ...
     
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    I have been wondering about the practicalities of the Harry Potter train given it seems to have far fewer carriages than it would need to carry the bulk of the school population, teachers and any staff particularly bearing in mind the lower capacity compartment design. While some aspects of the Potter universe are shown to be able to have tardis like properties such as the tents, Harry doesn't seem surprised at the internal size of the train as he is with the tent. I wish I was better with video editing as I'd like to change it so that when the platform is blocked in the second one it's because the train has failed and they're running a rail replacement service and then in the third one when the train is stopped for the dementors it's because the train has failed and they're waiting for a rescue engine. On the fourth one I'd edit it so it's a West Coast railways 37 or similar instead of the steam train then the year after an IEP or something as part of a modernisation program.

    I did have an odd dream the other week I was watching a 57/3 haul the Northern Belle and it appeared to be struggling on a climb to which I commented to the person next to me it's a shame they lost any multiple working capability when they upgraded from the 47's but then they pointed out to me that it wasn't that big a loss when they'd been able to upgrade the engine power to 3800bhp. I woke up and realised neither are true and the cab ends weren't right either although I've been struggling to confirm the multiple working, it seems the 57/0's don't have it according to some sources but can't find out the rest.
     
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    Lat night I dreamt that I was on Reading to Paddington stopping service that was operated by a rake of mark one coaches and a class 37. When it stopped at Southall I noticed all the signals were semaphore!
     
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    I have a theory that the Hogwarts Express London Kings Cross -- Hogsmeade, which we read of in the books, is only the "tip of an iceberg". In my estimation, the HE from / to Kings Cross takes only those pupils who live in London and the Home Counties and essentially toward the eastern side of Great Britain (and the teachers and supporting staff are, in the main, resident at Hogwarts the whole time). I see the Wizarding World's rail action as being in fact a magical simulacrum of conventional steam-powered railway trains, essentially independent of the "Muggle" national rail network -- with several other routes, plied on by school trains between "Hogsmeade for Hogwarts", and various other parts of the British Isles (intervening stretches of sea being no problem for the wizarding railway scene): pupils living elsewhere in our archipelago, are conveyed by these other routes.

    I once started a thread in "Railway History & Nostalgia" about the railway aspects of the Potter books, including expounding my above theory; but it got little in the way of response -- it would seem that this highly-specialised aspect of the railway hobby (I'll avoid the word "sad" <D ) appeals to few.
     
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    I was in Bristol Station, only it looked like the old North Bus Station at Doncaster (but with trains in) and it was in a cave, luckily I had just enough time to walk over the tracks to get the train I wanted. I knew I'd have to change trains again in 10 minutes, and the train left the station, the line leaving Bristol now being at the top of a cliff on the edge of the sea ...

    Can't remember the rest of it, sadly ;)
     
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    Can't remember much but once I dreamt I was conducting an opera on a train. This would be quite a challenge of course. I have actually conducted operas so not so daft after all. There was another one in a round opera house, which had a steam loco parked in it. Again, the Roundhouse Theatre at Camden is a listed former steam roundhouse. There have been others with trains in (without opera) and I think one involved Portishead station.
     
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    Last train related dream I had was last week, it involved catching a train from Doncaster to Hull, the stopper service calling at Thorne, Goole etc. Anyway, with it being a dream, Doncaster station was radically different to what it looks like in real life. The train that turns up is for some reason in East Midlands livery. What made it even more strange was the train looked like a coach with very high, narrow steps up from the entrances. For some reason, I can't open the doors by pressing the buttons, and the conductor approaches me and gives me assistance. This is bad as in this dream, (I would NEVER fare evade in real life!) I was hoping to make it all the way to Hull without paying by trying the hide in the toilet trick. When the train departs, the line seems to run parallel to a road exiting Doncaster and also parallel to the M18. Although the train was a DMU, and the line between Doncaster and Goole and between Goole and Hull isn't electrified in real life, I noticed in the dream those lines were in fact electrified. I never actually make it to Hull or get caught by the conductor before waking up though.
     
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    I had a strange train-related dream earlier this morning, look at the cam and saw a Class 66 with Container freight on a public road (not railway) in a rural country side. Soon after I saw a Class 155 Sprinter. I couldn't work out whether there is a track or not, I couldn't see great. Haven't I got amnesia? Thankfully it was all a dream!
     
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    Not an actual dream-while-asleep; but a waking-life experience yesterday, with IMO some of the surreal quality characteristic of dreams. There's another message board on which I spend a lot of time -- it covers absolutely all subjects under the sun, and it's based in the USA. This board has a sub-forum called "The Game Room", which deals with all manner of outdoor and indoor games. On the boards's overall "index", there happened to be showing an abbreviated version of the heading of the then most recent "Game Room" thread: which read, "Tank for Tua OR..." . My railway interests being as they are, my immediate thought was -- "Good heavens, has some strange mistake caused there to show up in this sub-forum, someone's reminiscences of steam in Portugal fifty-odd years ago?" (Tua having been "back in the day", the junction between the Douro Valley broad-gauge main line, and the metre-gauge line up to Braganca -- tales of broad-gauge 2-6-4Ts or 2-8-4Ts, and /or metre-gauge Mallet or conventional tank locos of various possible kinds?)

    Fetching up the actual thread, revealed that it concerned American-football-related stuff -- I being British, and with no interest in sports, the text was totally meaningless to me. Still -- the business had given me a minute or two, of wild "can this possibly be?" anticipatory hope.
     
  30. ilikehs1lolol

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    Fairly sure I had a dream last night where I was on an Open Access thread (which actually exists on this forum) where I had loads of responses to a post on that thread which I had posted (again, in real life) Can't recall what they were though.
     

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