where to buy a British Train Driver Rucksack?

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  1. SpDr60

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    Hi,

    I spent right now my Holidays in Britain and have a German Train Driver Rucksack. Is it possible to buy offically a British Train Driver Rucksack or is this forbidden due to Security Reasons? If it is possible,where can I buy one??
     
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    I'm looking for the New hi-vis one. I would prefer XC or ATW, but every other Company would be also ok.
     
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    Guten Abend Herr Lokomotive F├╝hrer.

    In English, I am not even sure such a thing exists. I don't think train driving has the same status here as it does in Germany or Switzerland. Reasonably well paid now, but not seen as a high status occupation in the same way.
     
  6. 455driver

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    Our company issued bag are plain, they don't have any sort of company name/logo at all.
     
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    I'm yet to see branded drivers bags (the orange hi-viz one), although a guard was using a Wessex Trains rucksack the other day. I can only guess that they don't make them like they used to! :lol:
     
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    Any current issue items remain the property of the company and unauthorised possession would be considered as theft.
     
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    I am a driver for XC. Our bags are not branded in any way
     
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    The Southeastern ones are branded. Come to think of it all of the uniform issued must have a corporate logo (often very small) otherwise it would be taxable to the recipient as a benefit in kind.
     
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    There was a company at Warley selling this sort of stuff. Not company issue, but items with the various company logos on them. Presumably they have obtained permission to produce such goods.
     
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    That'll be Bufferbeam Ltd. Popular supplier of BR era logos, depot stickers and mascots applied to T-shirts, rucksacks, travel mugs etc. The stall often appears at many diesel galas up and down the UK, and I believe they also supply personalised gear to preserved loco groups etc.

    http://bufferbeamltd.com/
     
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    Try ARCO amongst a number of other suppliers.
     
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    Surely that wouldn't apply if it remained the property of the company, and was theoretically to be returned upon leaving?
     
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    Our backpacks on Southern are branded. I have a high-viz one. Mind its a bit mucky. Not that I'm selling, but no one would want it anyway.:lol:

    My raincoat has a large southern logo on the back. It's such high quality that it now just says 'THERN'. Avdantix straps have taken their toll.
     
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    Must be a Govia thing as London Midland backpacks are branded too.
     
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    So are Great Northern and Thameslink bags... Some FCC ones were too but not many of the ones issued in the last couple of years of the franchise (not that that's a surprise!)
     
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    My TOC bag is branded but a member of the public would never be able to get a branded one unless the company went defunct e.g. Midland Mainline, Wessex Trains, Con**x, sorry.
     
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    hi vis ones might not need to be branded to be not a 'benefit in kind' if they are classed as part of the PPE - which given they are HV and to be worn in addition to obligatory HV waistcoat / ' BR BRA'
     
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    Think ALL Company issued items Uniform and PPE/Hi-Vis have to be 'branded' with the Company name, (maybe not safety shoes tho)
     
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    My SWT rucksack and hiviz were not branded and neither is my FGW rucksack.
     
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    Out of the uniform I have been issued with, the gloves, scarf, and black winter overtrousers have not been branded. Also safety shoes and hi vis trousers (a spare pair lying around in the mess room, unsurprisingly never used in a ticket office!) are not...!

    Back in my old job none of the trousers were branded, they were just branded as a commercial brand Slazenger with only the design of the stripe to give away they were uniform. Then again they didn't even have pockets but that's a different story ;)
     
  23. mph1977

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    branded uniform is a VAT and income tax thing thing ( if it;s not branded it might be challenged as B-I-K / has VAT implications )

    PPE is automatically zero vat and it;s work equipment not clothing even if worn as clothes !
     
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    I've seen some bus drivers with high vicinity rucksacks. Is this getting more common now ?
     
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