Friday, 24 December 2010

A Merry Christmas to all readers

Eye would like to wish all readers a peaceful Christmas and prosperous New Year

And in particular The Fact Compiler would like to thank the following for their contributions and continued support: Biggles, Billy Connections, Captain Deltic, Dr Dyonisius Lardner, Driver Potter, Gordon Gecko, Ithuriel, Kendo Nagasaki, Leo Pink, Nigel Harris, Our International Correspondent, Our Man at 222 Marylebone Road, Reginald Slicker, Robert Wright, Sim Harris, Sir Humphrey Beeching, Sir William Pollitt, SN Barnes, Steve Strong, The Archer, The Indpendent Expert, The NR Internet Rapid Rebuttal Unit, The Mad Hatter, The Major, The Shunter, The Velopodist, Tony Miles and all others who have contributed to this blog over the last year.

Finally a tip of the bowler to all those in the industry who take Eye's splenetic utterances in good spirit.

Here's to 2011...

Christmas Travel Tips - FuCC

This from Pedal Steel...

How to spot that First Capital Connect Great Northern is running an emergency timetable.

Platform staff have no idea when the next train is arriving.

All trains are listed as cancelled - until they arrive.

FT commits sin of omission

Telegrammed by Our Man at 222 Marylebone Road
Clearly the esteemed Transport Correspondent of the Financial Times has failed to pass on the Transport Style Sheet to his News Desk colleagues before going on Christmas leave.

The paper's report today on the extension to the c2c franchise fails to refer once to the franchise as 'lucrative'.

Does this solecism hint at slipping standards at the Pink 'un?