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Title: Special Train goes through?
Post by: chicken legs on March 29, 2017, 03:43:25 pm
I noticed a train go through this morning which looked special.  There were just four carriages, with a "banana" front end, and I think rear end as well, and it was speeding on the fast line going north.  It was all black and I think it had some logos on it.  Looked either official or regal, and I wondered if our local train buffs know it.
Title: Re: Special Train goes through?
Post by: Angel on March 29, 2017, 05:33:38 pm
Was it this?
http://gizmodo.com/this-flying-banana-keeps-britains-trains-from-running-1656940177
Title: Re: Special Train goes through?
Post by: chicken legs on March 29, 2017, 07:17:19 pm
No, sorry Angel, when I said "banana" front I meant that shape.  The whole thing, front to back, was black.
Title: Re: Special Train goes through?
Post by: Angel on March 29, 2017, 10:39:43 pm
Ok, I just googled banana train uk and that came up!
Title: Re: Special Train goes through?
Post by: Bob on March 30, 2017, 11:45:15 am
Might be Grand Central Trains
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Central_Railway
Title: Re: Special Train goes through?
Post by: chicken legs on March 31, 2017, 03:38:26 pm
Thank you, Bob.  I didn't notice the yellow front but that may well have been the one.  Shame it wasn't royal  :)