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Trip Report - Day At Work

Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:04 am

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,


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RE: Trip Report - Day At Work

Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:10 am

interesting job, what do you do apart from take pics? lol
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RE: Trip Report - Day At Work

Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:12 am

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  



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RE: Trip Report - Day At Work

Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:16 am

Great report!  Big grin I love the choo-choos.
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RE: Trip Report - Day At Work

Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:18 am

No way! Hills in England - nahhhh, I don't believe it.....
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RE: Trip Report - Day At Work

Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:45 am

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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RE: Trip Report - Day At Work

Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:48 am

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



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RE: Trip Report - Day At Work

Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:52 am

That chicken burger looks good!

Nice report. Enjoyed it.
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RE: Trip Report - Day At Work

Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:53 am

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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Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:00 am

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



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RE: Trip Report - Day At Work

Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:28 am

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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RE: Trip Report - Day At Work

Fri Aug 11, 2006 1:25 pm

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??
 
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RE: Trip Report - Day At Work

Fri Aug 11, 2006 5:15 pm

Hey Trains are Fun.Thanks for Sharing your Routine.
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RE: Trip Report - Day At Work

Fri Aug 11, 2006 6:10 pm

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.
 
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Fri Aug 11, 2006 7:36 pm

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?
 
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RE: Trip Report - Day At Work

Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:19 pm

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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RE: Trip Report - Day At Work

Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:27 pm

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

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RE: Trip Report - Day At Work

Fri Aug 11, 2006 9:27 pm

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



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RE: Trip Report - Day At Work

Fri Aug 11, 2006 9:47 pm

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
 
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RE: Trip Report - Day At Work

Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:32 am

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 

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RE: Trip Report - Day At Work

Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:38 am

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



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