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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    Well I do look a bit like Compo, especially in the wellys and wooly hat. Not sure I'd pass muster in Royston Vaisey though, not being local.
    Just driven through Tiverton in Cheshire somebody has doctored the "Welcome to Tiverton" signs with "Twinned with Royston Vaisey" on the one and "you`ll never leave " on the other , made me chuckle
    Theres a Man with a Mullet going Mad with a Mallet in Millets !

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    Quote Originally Posted by trainman View Post
    Little Cart, from Sheffield's Wellington (Bottom Wellie), have pumpclips showing trains/engines. Despite my username here, I wouldn't know whether the beers are also named after famous rolling stock. They do have the good grace to poke a little fun at themselves in their 'beer tickers have been conned...' publication>
    Brilliant, I'd not seen that one before, they missed the traction engines though - unlike Viz. The Wellie is already on my list for my next Valley of Beer trip, #3 I think after the Sheffield Tap and the Hillsborough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aleandhearty View Post
    Certainly interested, but seriously, seriously skint at present. Keep me in the loop though and I'll try and sort something out.
    I've PM'd you about this, the plan is now Friday 26th Feb in Sheffield (Valley of Beer)

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    the plan is now Friday 26th Feb in Sheffield (Valley of Beer)
    Lucky lucky lucky!
    I've still got a few to tick off in this utterly fabulous beer town - incl the new Sheffield Tap and the recently re-opened Gardeners Rest; sounds like you'll beat me to both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trainman View Post
    Lucky lucky lucky!
    I've still got a few to tick off in this utterly fabulous beer town - incl the new Sheffield Tap and the recently re-opened Gardeners Rest; sounds like you'll beat me to both.
    I know what you mean, the Sheffield Tap is not in the Valley of Beer but who can resist the delights of Thornbridge (MILD drinkers excepted of course). It'll just be the one in there to settle the dust then off up to the Hillsboro' by tram and a long slow crawl down the Valley. I bet I'll end up in the Tap and miss my train due to Jaipur poisoning . I may have to rethink the route from the Wellie to the KIT if I need to include the Gardeners Rest - too many pubs; too little time.
    Last edited by oldboots; 14-02-2010 at 16:14. Reason: my fingers is pissed

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBCamra View Post
    The beer itself used to be called Stanier Black 5 until they shortened the name !
    Now that's what I call sacrilege

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    Outed as an anorak
    Not as bad as it sounds, I collected car numbers, not trains. Somehow the SR didn't have catchet of the others. I collect art on my computer, got a screen saver that shows over 4000 images randomly at about 20 seconds a shot and I love railway paintings, they take me back. Something else for the 'time-travel' thread. Bet you can't guess my favourite loco. Gon on 'ob', give it a shot. Two clues, it's Southern and it ain't a 4-6-2.

    Quote Originally Posted by aleandhearty View Post
    Filthy 'rail porn' perverts! Clear off the lot of you, or I'm calling the police.
    That takes me back, well, the calling the police bit does. Often declaimed by Stationmaster Jack Northrop. He never did, he never meant it anyhow............lads... Bring on the Beast..........
    Last edited by runningdog; 14-02-2010 at 17:34. Reason: I decded I was doing old Mr Northrop a diservice first time round........
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    Quote Originally Posted by runningdog View Post
    Bet you can't guess my favourite loco. Gon on 'ob', give it a shot. Two clues, it's Southern and it ain't a 4-6-2.
    With your background I would have thought a 'BoB' (never of course a West Country ) but as we're not talking spam cans, maybe a Q1... off the wall, short and fat but very strong or..... just maybe a Greyhound?

    (appologies for the anoraks galore interlude)

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    [QUOTE=ROBCamra;7060]
    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    but as we're not talking spam cans, maybe a Q1... off the wall, short and fat but very strong...
    Bluidy well done, mate. The Q1 it is. The prize..I'll buy you a couple next time we me up...
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    I've PM'd you about this, the plan is now Friday 26th Feb in Sheffield (Valley of Beer)
    This thread has got me really excited-not the trains!, but my step son has had offers from Sheffield and York universities, so we might be following in your esteemed footprints. Next job, ween him onto ale!

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