Sunday, 3 May 2009

Meanwhile, down in the blogsphere

Weird, but strangely believable...

ObnoxiotheClown unmasked!

Spooky, eh?

First for damaging small children?

This extraordinary poster has appeared on the Thameslink network courtesy of FuCC.

Well, at least they are honest...

Can it be long before Esther Rantzen, of Childline fame, joins the Battle of the Barriers?

UPDATE: This from the 'Commuter'...

I noticed with interest your photograph from First Capital Connect which mentions "a child caught in a closing ticket barrier could be seriously injured."

Interesting, given the guidance notes for the Railway Group Standard concerning Automatic Ticket Gates at stations clearly states "there should be no opportunity for the person to become trapped or for the gate to close on the person and so cause possible injury" and "the design of the ATGs should also enable people to pass through without injury, for example by trapped fingers or limbs, or injury to the heads of small children."

So are FCC admitting now that their barriers don't comply with the relevant safety rules?

Steam beano!

Telegrammed by Eboracum (50A)
Who knew kettles could be so much fun?

On page 7 of the latest issue of Steam Railway there is the following line:

The real prospect of a ‘Scotsman’ that can ‘suck’ as well as ‘blow’ will come as a huge relief to all enthusiasts.

I’m speechless!

"A villian forever more"

The Sunday Times is reporting that National Express is moving to a 'management contract' on its East Coast franchise

National Express has struck a deal with the government to abandon its east-coast train franchise, which should prepare it for a 400 million pound rights issue and a boardroom reshuffle.

Time for some wise words courtesy of the Daily Telegraph, 15th August 2007...

"We have had a very simple bidding philosophy,'' said Mr Bowker. ''We will not bid at levels we think are unsustainable or undeliverable - there's no point in being a hero for a day and a villain forever more afterwards."

Will NX shareholders take the same view?