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Wine women and song

Post by 35013 Blue Funnel on Fri Jul 03, 2009 2:19 am

The current heatwave reminded me of working down to Bomo with the 08.35 ex-W'loo. No sooner were we relieved at Bomo than we were heading for the BRSA club - the first pint of 'Brown and Mild' never touched the sides of the glass. The second pint washed down yer bait and the third one was enjoyed over a quick game of bar billiards. Then I got to thinking about working an empty stock duty with a driver by the name of Ginger Bearham - I drove and fired whilst Ginger 'slept it off'. Then there were the women - some of the 'working girls' would use the compartments of non-corridor stock to ply their trade. This choice of work place had benefits for the crews - it meant racing juicers with a class 3MTT on empties to 'watch the action'. What about the song I hear you say.
' The driver sits there like a god
and though I be shovelling on my knees he just sits there at his ease
- he's not a bad mate just an idle sod'.
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Post by 35005CP on Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:06 am

Ive heard the drivers used to fall asleep and the Fireman doing the Driving and the firing - What a job that must of been??

I've heard of one driver who told the Fireman to stay over his side, so he did and just fired his side on the Bulleid! If anyone knows the name Sid Weaver? Well he was the Fireman at the time!! That'll teach the driver to say that! Brakes came on as ran out of steam!! lol

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Post by 35005CP on Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:30 am

Did the post I wrote above ever happen or known to be true?

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