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Friday, October 01, 2010

It is, of course, a British Rail sausage, built in 1954

Seth's got his work cut out for him over the weekend: he's cleaning out the fridge in the staff room. He decided it needed doing after he found a bag of meat that had become liquid.

6 comments:

Tenon_Saw said...

Can he come and do ours?

Pat said...

Oh the horror!

Kevin Musgrove said...

Tenon_Saw: we'd had to give him gas and air for this one!

Pat; quite!

Britta said...

Dear Kevin,
I only found seven pre-1965 British Railways totems, in the six regional colours plus one in black and white. "These will need to be resized and the text altered if you wish to use them to make station signs" they wrote. And then I remembered an article from last week: even "Thomas the Tank Engine" had to be changed for political correctness - they had to add a female waggon - is that true?

Gadjo Dilo said...

I'd pay good money for any little organisms that could rapidly compost my garden refuse - please put the mush in an envelope and send over here at your earliest convenience.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Britta: yes, the nationalised railways didn't start trading as British Rail until 1965. The British Railways Board used to have some very stylish emblems and logos on their trains. And watercolour prints of landscapes in Wales, usually Llangollen (I never knew why but that was part of the charm).

Sadly, yes, some marketing muffin insisted on the female wagon when they did the updates in the nineties. The worst kind of idiotic tokenism.

Gadjo: Bob Flowerdew always recommends recycled beer. And a lid to keep the heat in.