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For All You "Rail Enthusiasts"

Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:35 pm

Just thought I'd let you know that there is a train for sale on ebay. Current bid £20,100. So if you all want to chip in, and own a British Rail Class 47 train, then you've got 5 days to get your loan sorted!  biggrin 

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Class-47-47-70...sPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post a link to ebay on here, but I'm not the one selling it (as if I'd have a train in my back garden)... It's just meant to be a bit of fun so sorry mods if I'm breaking the rules  Smile
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Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:44 pm

Who are you kidding, that's your engine. Pshh.

I'd only take a 57 not a 47 anyway. The fuel bill would kill me.  Wink
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Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:45 pm

Is it this one ?

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RE: For All You "Rail Enthusiasts"

Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:46 pm

And LHRj starts yet another train thread.....

Ban Him I say, Ban Him


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Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:47 pm

Ohh, i love the 47s! Big grin

If you bought it could you run it on the the network as some kind of private transport?

Can we get an A.net consortium going? Big grin
 
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Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:48 pm

Oh, but we have to... screw the MA, I want a real train set!

Can we get a name plate made?

Quoting LHRjc (Thread starter):
£20,100

Where's Banco when you need him?
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RE: For All You "Rail Enthusiasts"

Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:49 pm

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 1):
Who are you kidding, that's your engine. Pshh.

Wish it was mate, I could do with 20 grand!  wink 

Quoting WrenchBender (Reply 3):
And LHRj starts yet another train thread.....

I think this is my first.. My other threads were about buses no?   

Not another ban. Please no!!!

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Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:49 pm



Quoting LHRjc (Thread starter):

Postage costs: Pick up only - see item description for details
Post to: Will arrange for local pick up only (no postage).

you mean they wont send it by royal mail? Dammit - thats me out then  Sad
 
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Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:51 pm

Businesspost would take that, easy!
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Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:53 pm



Quoting RJ111 (Reply 4):
If you bought it could you run it on the the network as some kind of private transport?

Well if the Queen's allowed her own train I don't see why you're not?

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 7):
you mean they wont send it by royal mail? Dammit - thats me out then

I don't think Eastriggs Post Office has got enough stamps to stick on that thing, sorry!
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Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:53 pm



Quoting LHRjc (Reply 6):
Wish it was mate, I could do with 20 grand!

What's funny is that I won £20,000 in 2004. The thinking that I essentially won a Class 47 is werid! Big grin
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Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:55 pm



Quoting IH8BY (Reply 5):
Oh, but we have to... screw the MA, I want a real train set!

Of course you will have to abide by normal UK Rail Authority standards while operating a private railway. No food item may be sold for less than GBP3.50, and all hot beverages must be served at a temperature of no less than 4000 degrees centigrade. All public service announcements must be made in an incomprehensible regional accent, with the microphone inserted carefully down the conductor's trousers before commencing.

Quoting IH8BY (Reply 5):
Where's Banco when you need him?

Hmmm. That's quite a poser (mind you, so is he). Nobody has ever actually needed Banco before.

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Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:56 pm



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 11):

Rumour has it JGPH1A is in fact the disgraced SocGen banker.

The authorities have been alerted.
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Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:59 pm



Quoting ThePRGuy (Reply 12):
Rumour has it JGPH1A is in fact the disgraced SocGen banker.

The authorities have been alerted.

I bloody wish. Even I would have trouble spending EUR4,900,000,000.00 in under a week. But if it was me, do you think I'd be sat around here ? I'd be bathing neck-deep in gold dubloons in some shady but highly discreet bank vault in the Cayman Islands.
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Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:01 pm



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 13):

The Caymans wouldn't let you in, it would leave the islands on a dangerously tilted balance.
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Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:01 pm



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 11):
Nobody has ever actually needed Banco before.

My bad...

Where's Banco's money when you need it? Big grin
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Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:04 pm



Quoting IH8BY (Reply 15):
Where's Banco's money when you need it?

In an old sock under his mattress, where it always is. Sadly it consists only of 10 shilling notes and and a five pound War Bond from 1917. I doubt it will help.
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Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:06 pm



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 16):
In an old sock under his mattress,

That's not money in there... That's his "love sock"
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Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:10 pm



Quoting LHRjc (Reply 17):
That's not money in there... That's his "love sock"

Eurgh that is dark.
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Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:11 pm

If banco is now ejaculating money will this help him lose his virginity?
 
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Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:12 pm



Quoting LHRjc (Reply 17):
That's not money in there... That's his "love sock"

Bit like his war bond then - hasn't seen action since 1917  biggrin 
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Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:16 pm



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 20):
Bit like his war bond then - hasn't seen action since 1917

He's going to need something a bit stronger than Persil to get it clean then  Smile
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Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:44 pm



Quoting RJ111 (Reply 19):
If banco is now ejaculating money will this help him lose his virginity?



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 20):
Bit like his war bond then - hasn't seen action since 1917

Man, there are some sick people in here!! Poor Banco, being mercilessly slighted and all the while it's in ANOTHER bloody train thread!! What's with the alternate and outmoded forms of transport with you lot? This is a flaming AEROPLANE site for heavens sake!! Take your poxy trains, your decdepit old buses and secrete them somewhere around JGPH1A's bloated body!!  devil   duck 

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Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:17 pm



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 10):
What's funny is that I won £20,000 in 2004. The thinking that I essentially won a Class 47 is werid!

Or less than a third of an ATPL  Sad
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Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:07 am

Dammit! I thought this was going to be a thread about TGV service or High-speed rail development here in the States. Instead, to my surprise and disappointment, it is not... It's basically an uninteresting thread about someone's hobby of buying and/or selling trains

What is someone supposed to think of something titled "rail enthusiasts?"
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Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:33 am

Question is, how would they ship this thing to the States?  biggrin 

Nah, I wouldn't want it. North American diesel-electric locomotives are more visually pleasing  wink 
 
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Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:55 am



Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 24):
It's basically an uninteresting thread about someone's hobby of buying and/or selling trains

Uninteresting to you maybe... But some people are clearly interested.

Quoting N231YE (Reply 25):
Question is, how would they ship this thing to the States?

I'm sure you could fit it on the Queen Mary II which is often sailing the Atlantic. That thing's so big they proabbly wouldn't notice the odd train on board  Smile
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Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:32 am

They ship a lot of class 60s to the uk. So the ships must go back somehow, i guess you could get it on that.

Quoting N231YE (Reply 25):
Nah, I wouldn't want it. North American diesel-electric locomotives are more visually pleasing

Slow though, you'll get about 100mph out of this one.  Wink
 
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Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:44 am



Quoting LHRjc (Reply 9):
I don't think Eastriggs Post Office has got enough stamps to stick on that thing, sorry!

given that eastriggs would be the receiving post office (well annan sorting office actually) i dont think that will be a problem  Yeah sure
 
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Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:50 am



Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 28):
(well annan sorting office actually)

 rotfl  Can you imagine a whacking great train rolling up at Annan sorting office... Or even worse, postman kirkie trying to fit in his satchel to deliver it to you  Smile
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Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:55 am



Quoting LHRjc (Reply 29):
postman kirkie trying to fit in his satchel to deliver it to you

I don't want to think of Kirkie trying to squeeze something in his bag to deliver to me. Quite wrong.
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Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:13 am



Quoting LHRjc (Reply 29):
Can you imagine a whacking great train rolling up at Annan sorting office...

shouldnt be a problem actually, its right next to the station. However i dont think the postman is going to be too pleased when he tries to load that on the back of his bike!
 
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Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:36 pm



Quoting RJ111 (Reply 27):
They ship a lot of class 60s to the uk.

Try 66s.
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Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:54 pm

Trams are shipped on a regular basis. Here in the US, private rail cars are not uncommon either. I can't even recall how many private railcars I've seen. Good ones go for anything between $100k and $400k USD. A lot of the difference depends on age of the car, history, equipment and whether or not the car is Amtrak certified. Obviouslty, Amtrak certified cars demand a premium as they can be run on any Amtrak train (for a fee). Most of them are shipped via rail. Locomotives on the other hand are often shipped via truck if small enough. The one locomotive that is probably most often shipped by truck is Dan Markoff's "Eureka"-Eureka and Palisades Railroad No. 4. The locomotive is a narrow gauge 4-4-0 build in 1875 by Baldwin Locomotive Works. Mr. Markoff lives in Las Vegas, NV but runs the locomotive on the Durango and Silverton Railroad and Cumbres and Toltec Railroad on occasion. There are no good external rail links to these railroads, so the locomotive is trucked on a special trailer.
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Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:17 pm

You know what, I am becomming somewhat more interested in this...

Quoting RJ111 (Reply 27):
Quoting N231YE (Reply 25):
Nah, I wouldn't want it. North American diesel-electric locomotives are more visually pleasing

Slow though, you'll get about 100mph out of this one.

If you're lucky you'll top out at 100mph. I wonder if Bombardier is still steaming forward with their bullet train concept capable of speeds of 125 to 150 mph.

Does anyone know what rail car it was that RFK's body was carried in? I remember seeing that at the back of one of the Amtrak 42 trains. I believe it was either on its way back to Philadelphia or New York the time I saw it, which I believe was circa 1992-1993 or so...
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Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:51 pm



Quoting RJ111 (Reply 27):
They ship a lot of class 60s to the uk. So the ships must go back somehow, i guess you could get it on that.



Quoting EXTspotter (Reply 32):
Try 66s.

Indeed, can't tar a Brush Traction machine with a GM tag!  grumpy  (Even if the 60s are constantly breaking down)

Incidentally I saw 60 500 whilst coming back from Walsall on the train. Frightening experience that, fell asleep on the bus home from Birmingham city centre and woke up in Walsall... not the first time I've done it either!
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Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:54 pm



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 35):
Incidentally I saw 60 500 whilst coming back from Walsall on the train. Frightening experience that, fell asleep on the bus home from Birmingham city centre and woke up in Walsall... not the first time I've done it either

If 60500 is a train, you should be ashamed ! You spod.  Smile
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Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:02 pm



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 36):
If 60500 is a train, you should be ashamed ! You spod.

Oh no, erm, 60500 is a... um, a woman! Instead of names, they use a numbering system in Walsall - the local population finds it easier to identify each other that way.
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Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:06 pm



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 36):
If 60500 is a train, you should be ashamed ! You spod

Sadly I know that it is. It's a Class 60, duh!

Everyday I actually see 66411, she is the Eddie Stobart train that hauls the Tesco train from Daventry to Scotland. She goes past my house around 0900. I last saw her yesterday just after I got up. I had the bathroom window open whilst I brushed my teeth, naked, and she went by. She's mostly always on time. Big grin

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Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:06 pm



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 37):
Oh no, erm, 60500 is a... um, a woman! Instead of names, they use a numbering system in Walsall - the local population finds it easier to identify each other that way.

Hmmm - well I'll let you off with a warning. But if I find out that people from Walsall aren't called numbers, you'll be in BIG trouble !
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Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:06 pm



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 37):
Oh no, erm, 60500 is a... um, a woman! Instead of names, they use a numbering system in Walsall - the local population finds it easier to identify each other that way.

So basically, Walsall is a prison?
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Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:10 pm



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 39):
Hmmm - well I'll let you off with a warning. But if I find out that people from Walsall aren't called numbers, you'll be in BIG trouble !

Well I'm confident that you would never lower yourself to visiting such ancillary towns, so I'm safe  Wink

Quoting LHRjc (Reply 40):
So basically, Walsall is a prison?

Nope - but don't tell the locals that, they think they are special and have to stay there.
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Quoting Myt332 (Reply 38):
I had the bathroom window open whilst I brushed my teeth, naked

Alex, I seriously do worry about you. Your bathroom overlooks one of the busiest railway lines in the UK and you stand there with the window open NAKED?! Thank God I live on the other side of the country. Urgh.
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