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Slang and Nicknames

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Hi guys

I've just been thinking, which I know is dangerous at my age, but I have noticed over the months that a number of trains, locomotives equipment and locations have nicknames. An example of this is one I posted the other day the "Gobby" van, now I know what one is (a mobile office/workshop) but don't know where the name came from, but would be interested to know.

So come on dig deep for those odd names old and new as well as international.


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When I were a lad it was all Spaceship, Big Met, Bed Iron, Tango, Swedey Met, Ragtimer, Jazzer, Arrow, Racehorse, Cement Mixer, Ally Sloper, Bongo, STREAK!
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