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TOTON STAFF

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8 comments:

the coalville kid said...

Always remember "mild mannered" Doug ,reacting furiously on return from the shops shunt on a winters morning too find his cheese sarnies welded to the tin foil on the radiator behind him , After a hours grumbling to his self he worked out Tracey Whyte had put them there and a few harsh words were exchanged , 17 years later , i am sorry to say it was me, Sorry Doug , Ian ( the co-op general manager ) Dougs pet name for me at the time

someone you know said...

that brings back some memories

Crossroader said...

Always maks me smile when i think of Joe Collins ( black guy far left ) pulling out a rake of repaired wagons at Toton Wagon shops on a windy day many years ago .
The man in charge of securing the shop doors had missed a key , and the door closed on the train as it drew out , Somehow it attached to the train , the front of the shed was totoally demolished by the force of the pulling shunter ,
One can only imagine Joe's face has he looked back ,surveying the trail of destuction created

soup dragon said...

Dave Wang next to Joe , was well known in the sidings for being "tight".
Dave would regular bake bread in the North Yard to save on gas at home ! He was also rumoured to be taking home boiling water for his hot water bottle - early morning cuppa - !
Although this was only a allegation & never proved ...

Speedlink Warrior said...

Theyre were some really tight buggers in the yard ,
The "milk wars" of the 1990s were incredible , fully grown men agueing furiously over a pint of milk ! Great Days..

Knockback Norman said...

I recall a railman , dismantling a door for its inner bounty of a pair of "rusty old hinges " and spending a couple of hours rubbing them down for use on the ferret run !
In the days when "Wilkos" were offering a brand new hinge for
25 pence , now that is tight !!
Great days !!

Anonymous said...

North Yard tapper Maurice Scrivens used to take home apple cores for his budgie......

Hump room hobo said...

Coal picking was common in the sidings , New Bank tapper Cliff Grice had enough coal in his garage to fill a haa wagon ,