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Trip Report - Day At Work  
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 60
Posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2264 times:

Well, as there are many heated discussions in the forums tonight, I thought id post something slightly different  Wink

Here's a few pics from a day at work earlier this week. I work on the railway, for those of you who aren't aware  Smile

My Street


Here is the bus to work


On Board


Construction at work (rebuilding the rail station)


My first stop - to collect my lunch


Entrance to work


In I go


My "Office"




Before we depart - lunch is served Big grin

Chicken Burger and fries  yummy 


The Desk in my Cab


Before we departed, another train arrived, from MAN


About 10 mins after we set off for MAN




Drax Power Plant



Here we are in Selby


Approaching Leeds


Leeds


Departing leeds, we overtook a local train




Huddersfield - I used to live here many years ago  Smile




The Pennine Hills en route


Stalybridge


Approaching Manchester






Manchester





Well, that was a short trip, and the return trip was pretty much the same kinda stuff. After a 1 hour rest in the crew room, it was time to head back  Smile

Ready to leave Manchester


Leeds again



Nearly home - The Humber Bridge  Smile


Cheers,


Lee


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User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2458 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2259 times:

interesting job, what do you do apart from take pics? lol


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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2256 times:

Quoting EZYAirbus (Reply 1):
interesting job, what do you do apart from take pics?

Look after the passengers.

As the conductor, I am in charge of the train, and the staff on board.

Safety comes first, as always. As long as I adhere to the rules, i'm pretty much free to take photos  



Lee

[Edited 2006-08-11 03:16:10]


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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2251 times:

Great report!  Big grin I love the choo-choos.


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User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4674 posts, RR: 48
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2241 times:

No way! Hills in England - nahhhh, I don't believe it.....


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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12163 posts, RR: 36
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2218 times:
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You actually drive the train? When I think of a conductor, I think of the guy walking through the train selling tickets. Cool pics  Smile


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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2214 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 5):
You actually drive the train?

No, maybe in a few more years i'll try and go for that  Smile

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 5):
When I think of a conductor, I think of the guy walking through the train selling tickets

Correct, I do that, plus lots of other things  Smile



Lee



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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2208 times:

That chicken burger looks good!

Nice report. Enjoyed it.


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12163 posts, RR: 36
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2208 times:
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Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 6):
No, maybe in a few more years i'll try and go for that

Ah ok. I just saw the seat where the driver sits and you called it your desk, so I was confused. And then you have a forward facing pic  Smile



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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2197 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 8):
I just saw the seat where the driver sits and you called it your desk, so I was confused.

Well, that was the back of the train (both ends are same) and I sit there  Wink

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 8):
And then you have a forward facing pic

Rearward  Wink



Lee



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User currently offlineAAFLT1871 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2333 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2179 times:

Very nice indeed Lee. Sorry I was not on the computer when you sent an Instant Message. I had to run out to Target for a few things and left the computer on. See ya in Vegas 07


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User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5520 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2145 times:

Very Nice trip report Lee. thumbsup 
Not very different from the Cab that I posted in the other rail thread.

Quoting BMIFlyer (Thread starter):
Chicken Burger and fries

A little bit too much salt??

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 2):
Look after the passengers.

As the conductor, I am in charge of the train, and the staff on board.

Safety comes first, as always. As long as I adhere to the rules, i'm pretty much free to take photos

Well call them train guards here in SYD.

Lee how fast do the trains go which you work on??


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31573 posts, RR: 57
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2121 times:

Hey Trains are Fun.Thanks for Sharing your Routine.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineZarniwoop From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2108 times:

Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 4):
No way! Hills in England - nahhhh, I don't believe it.....

Have you ever been to England? Only east anglia is anywhere near flat.


User currently offlineZarniwoop From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2083 times:

Lee, often when i've travelled on the small local trains (mainly around the west midlands and up to nottingham that were on Centro) when I sit close to one end of the train I often hear either a single or two buzzing noises in quick sucession before the train moves of. Is it the conductor signalling to the train driver?

User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12163 posts, RR: 36
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2071 times:
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Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 9):
Well, that was the back of the train (both ends are same) and I sit there



Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 9):
Rearward

Ahhh  Smile



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User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2067 times:

Interesting trip report, I wonder just how many times you have checked my ticket on trains? I am on the look out for you now!

Quoting BMIFlyer (Thread starter):
Huddersfield - I used to live here many years ago

You don't really want to admit that!  Wink

Adam


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 60
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2048 times:

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 11):
A little bit too much salt??

That is spice (gives the food a  hot  taste)  Wink

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 11):
Well call them train guards here in SYD.

Yes officially, we are "guards" but the customers know us as either "Conductor" or "Train Manager"  Smile

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 11):
Lee how fast do the trains go which you work on??

This one does 100mph normally, but the underfloor engines are all rated for 125mph.
They are a "QSK-19" - same as on Virgins "Voyager" trains.

Quoting Zarniwoop (Reply 14):
Lee, often when i've travelled on the small local trains (mainly around the west midlands and up to nottingham that were on Centro) when I sit close to one end of the train I often hear either a single or two buzzing noises in quick sucession before the train moves of. Is it the conductor signalling to the train driver?

Correct  Smile

Quoting BA757 (Reply 16):
Interesting trip report, I wonder just how many times you have checked my ticket on trains? I am on the look out for you now!

If you see me, introduce yourself - always good to meet fellow a.netters  Smile

Quoting BA757 (Reply 16):
Quoting BMIFlyer (Thread starter):
Huddersfield - I used to live here many years ago

You don't really want to admit that!

Well, it was Holmfirth - right where they filmed "Last Of The Summer Wine"  Smile

Cheers guys  Smile



Lee



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User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5520 posts, RR: 19
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2039 times:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 17):
That is spice (gives the food a taste)

Ohhhh now that sounds good.

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 17):
Yes officially, we are "guards" but the customers know us as either "Conductor" or "Train Manager

train manager sounds like a good title. very formal as well


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11572 posts, RR: 61
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1985 times:

An interesting day there Lee. Is that your new street, or your old street in the pic? I nearly went to Hull once, but a friend told me it was just a large curl-de-sac duck 

Dan Wink



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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 60
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1979 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 19):
Is that your new street, or your old street in the pic?

Old  Smile

Move into my new plce at the end of August Big grin



Lee



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