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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.

Regards

John
 

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QUOTE (John Webb @ 21 Jun 2007, 10:44) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>"Ugly Ducklings" for the Q1s, also by Bulleid.

I've not heard that one before.

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John
 

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QUOTE (ME 26-06 @ 21 Jun 2007, 20:00) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>(Staubsauger) vacuum cleaner -> class 145
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It's interesting how similar names develop in different countries, after all we had the "Hoovers" (EE class50) so named, I understand because of their distinctive sound.

I wonder what the class 66 "shed" is known as in Europe?

Reagrds

John
 
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