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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:02 pm    Post subject: Ghost Trains Reply with quote

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You won't see them every day, and they rarely run when you might actually want to use them - but they're beloved by rail enthusiasts.

"Parliamentary" trains - also known as "ghost" trains - are strange services which often run just once a week and in one direction.

They exist in order to keep certain lines open, because without them the train operators would often have to close the route - something which costs time and money.

But tracking these trains down - and taking a journey on them - is the particular passion of a select group of ghost train "hunters"


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18644343

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark, you have far too much time on your hands.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a panorama or similar on this a year or 2 ago, it's not news
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nod wrote:
There was a panorama or similar on this a year or 2 ago, it's not news


It is to Mark!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was also featured on the JV Show about a year ago Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I didn't see the Panorama programme or hear the JV programme it was on so it is news to me .... Razz ...and looking at the link it was on the BBC website today.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny enough i watched it today because it was on the front of BBC's website perhaps that's why Mark posted
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know it's been discussed before. Shut up Colin.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Mark, it was news to me.

Colin, Mark is keeping me in touch with the world. I don't watch TV much and I don't have news-streams on my mobile or laptop so, carry on Mark!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
I know it's been discussed before.


So why go to the effort of posting a link to an old story?

mark occomore wrote:
Shut up Colin.


Nice.

John W wrote:
Colin, Mark is keeping me in touch with the world. I don't watch TV much and I don't have news-streams on my mobile or laptop so, carry on Mark!


OK, I'll ask my neighbour what he had for breakfast this morning and post a news story about it!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin... yes sorry it did sound rude!! You do seem to follow me and seem to have a negative approach against me and all of my threads / posts. Your not the only person on these forums... Never mind it all goes over my head Smile

I can remember it was mentioned on JV show on Radio 2 sometime ago and on the TV. I think the BBC were making a story about it, as Rail buffs were using the rail lines. I can see the benefits what the rail companies are doing plus saving money.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Colin... yes sorry it did sound rude!! You do seem to follow me and seem to have a negative approach against me and all of my threads / posts. Your not the only person on these forums... Never mind it all goes over my head Smile


No it doesn't, because if it did you wouldn't have bothered replying here!

Anyhow, all I do is to question why you go to the effort of copying and pasting links to so-called "news" stories that most people can't really be that interested in, and usually they're usually well reported elsewhere (ie: on Radio 2, as often happens).
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
Colin... yes sorry it did sound rude!! You do seem to follow me and seem to have a negative approach against me and all of my threads / posts. Your not the only person on these forums... Never mind it all goes over my head Smile


No it doesn't, because if it did you wouldn't have bothered replying here!

Anyhow, all I do is to question why you go to the effort of copying and pasting links to so-called "news" stories that most people can't really be that interested in, and usually they're usually well reported elsewhere (ie: on Radio 2, as often happens).


Your not getting the point. This is an open forum for everyone too discuss subjects whether copy or pasted!? Not everyones listening to Radio 2 or watching the TV + plus catching up with news items, at the same time!! As an example John hasn't heard about this " News Story " - and he's one who could be interested, even though your not. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Your not getting the point.


I am getting the point, Mark. The question I ask is a simple one, after all.

mark occomore wrote:
This is an open forum for everyone too discuss subjects whether copy or pasted!?


Yes, but that's all you do - copy and paste a link to something-or-other and paste it. You always have done. I just don't see the point of doing that and little else.

mark occomore wrote:
Not everyones listening to Radio 2 or watching the TV + plus catching up with news items, at the same time!! As an example John hasn't heard about this " News Story " - and he's one who could be interested, even though your not. Very Happy


Are your "stories" that important? So the handful of people who regularly log in here are going to feel deprived if they don't get a link to something half-relevant to their daily lives? I think not!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least Mark is trying to get a discussion going, yet all some people want to do is sneer and snipe, it's getting rather wearing.

Keep going Mark.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

keep going mark
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep going Mark.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep going Mark. This section IS News and Current Affairs and yes 'news' is often 'olds' .

Interesting for me, as I don't buy newspapers, I hardly watch TV, I don't listen to R2's news bulletins, I don't read Yahoo's news articles..... but I DO read your postings! Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:
Keep going Mark. This section IS News and Current Affairs and yes 'news' is often 'olds' .

Interesting for me, as I don't buy newspapers, I hardly watch TV, I don't listen to R2's news bulletins, I don't read Yahoo's news articles..... but I DO read your postings! Smile


So do I! Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So do I! Smile Smile
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