Friday, 16 October 2009

Pointless signs #15

This from Liss station with a bowler tip to Turbostar...

This was taken in June - anyone know if it's still there?

UPDATE: This just in from
SouthWestTrains Guard

Not really a pointless sign, more of an out of date sign.

When Desiros first came to SWT we had both 444 (5 car) and 450 (4 car) stops as well as 442 (5 car) and the older 4,8,12 the latter being for the slam door stock, Desiros and 442's being longer.

These should have all been changed by now to 3,4,5,6,8,9,10,12 and variations of these (4-5, 8-12) and of course 'S' to allow for all the differing formations of our stock.

It is quite possible this one was overlooked

National Express update

Looks like the wheels have come off the Cosmen CVC deal and with it Stagecoach's rescue of the C2C and NXEA franchises.

Whilst this leaves National Express in the brown stuff it may prove even more embarrassing for the Noble Lord.

City lawyers are rumoured to be dusting off wheelbarrows in the expectation of huge fees for sorting out Cross Default.

UPDATE: This from Leo Pink...

So that's 'rescued' as in 'Blackbeard the Pirate' rescued' the passengers on passing merchant ships?

See also 'liberated' as in my dad 'liberated' the Iron Cross in my medal collection.

UPDATE: This from Ithuriel...

So does this mean that wee Brian's court battle against the Department of Dogs' Breakfasts over the timing of cap and collar, the delays to ITSO smartcards and compensation for the missing £200 million is on again?

Will the lawyers have enough wheelbarrows to go round?

Shadow Treasury team fully briefed on Crossrail

Splendid news from the new egalitarian Tory party (with a bowler tip to the Raver).

Only last week Boris was taking supper with the terribly grand Osbornes.


Over dinner it emerged that Mrs O had never heard of Crossrail!

At least Mr O, the Shadow Chancellor, was better informed.

Although poor Boris was shocked to discover that George thought it ran North to South!

No matter

Presumably it will still call at one's club?

Lookalike - the Dark Chapters

***A depressing entry on Losing Track.***