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Orient Express (well, Belmond British Pullman)

Post by Tube Geek » 24 Apr 2016, 17:58

So, I'd gone to Taunton by train for the day, and come back to the station after a nice lunch in Pizza Express and an ice cream later on, only to find the train we were expecting to get to Nailsea & Backwell didn't exist, so we got a CrossCountry to Temple Meads, where we had a 10 minute wait fir a train back out. And what do we see? An old Orient Express train sat in a platform, with people on it! A nice ending for an annoying day!
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Post by tubeguru » 24 Apr 2016, 18:11

It was sat next to me at Plymouth later on, and I drove past it again at Truro, with the carriages in the yard.

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Post by Tube Geek » 24 Apr 2016, 18:20

tubeguru wrote:It was sat next to me at Plymouth later on, and I drove past it again at Truro, with the carriages in the yard.

I believe this was it - http://www.luxury-trains.co.uk/british_ ... htm#Stives
What times were your trains? As I thought I heard your voice on the one of the trains I was on (can't remember which!). And yes, it was that.
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Post by tubeguru » 24 Apr 2016, 18:33

Tube Geek wrote:
tubeguru wrote:It was sat next to me at Plymouth later on, and I drove past it again at Truro, with the carriages in the yard.

I believe this was it - http://www.luxury-trains.co.uk/british_ ... htm#Stives
What times were your trains? As I thought I heard your voice on the one of the trains I was on (can't remember which!). And yes, it was that.
I travelled on the 15.57 Plymouth to Par, and I drove the 19.16 Penzance to Plymouth.
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Post by Tube Geek » 24 Apr 2016, 18:36

Oh, I only went as for as Taunton. There must have been a driver who sounds just like you then! Also, did you go all the way to Par? It is my favourite beach in Britain!
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Tube Geek wrote:Oh, I only went as for as Taunton. There must have been a driver who sounds just like you then! Also, did you go all the way to Par? It is my favourite beach in Britain!
I don't do announcements. No drivers do - the guards do it.

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Post by Tube Geek » 24 Apr 2016, 18:50

tubeguru wrote:And how do you know what I sound like?
I've heard you on Geoff's video when you and him did the Zone 1 Challenge in 2008
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Post by tubeguru » 24 Apr 2016, 19:12

That doesn't mean I sound like that now! :lol:
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Re: Orient Express

Post by Tube Geek » 25 Apr 2016, 06:50

Surely you don't sound that different though :)

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Re: Orient Express

Post by tubeguru » 25 Apr 2016, 13:41

It's not the Orient Express, by the way. It's the British sister train, the Belmond British Pullman.
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Post by Tube Geek » 25 Apr 2016, 15:29

Oh.. And one of the carriages was called Audrey, and Ibis!
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Post by tubeguru » 25 Apr 2016, 15:42

All of the carriages have names, yes.
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Re: Orient Express (well Belmond British Pullman)

Post by RJSRdg » 25 Apr 2016, 23:06

It came sneaking past my office window in Reading earlier in the week.
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Post by Tube Geek » 27 Apr 2016, 15:40

Wait - your office window looks out onto train tracks? Lucky!
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Re: Orient Express (well, Belmond British Pullman)

Post by tubeguru » 27 Apr 2016, 17:26

My office does the same thing.
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