Permanent Way Inspector
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- Aug 24, 2003
That is quite true, in letter and in spirit - minus the slam doors of courseThere was a friendly crew on the train and on the way home they invited me into the cab to ride. my only RR cab ride so far. Loved those old MU's, they reminded me of the old slam door Southern Region EMUs I used to ride in the UK, made al the same sounds.
I regularly rode Slamdoors on the Waterloo - Reading service in the '90s. When I visited UK for work, the work location was Winnersh Triangle, and I insisted on staying in London, and surprisingly the company was happy to indulge me, instead of forcing me to stay in some odd hotel in Bracknell or something like that. There were many days when I left work late when I took the Slamdoor the other way to Reading and then took an HST to Paddington. Surprisingly, the heavily discounted ticket worked after certain hours on this alternate routing.