21.7.05

DISCOVERING THE RAILFAN SEAT. Annie at Going Underground finds one on the Docklands Light Railway.
One of the good things about travelling on the DLR (Docklands Light Railway) - in fact it's probably the only good thing about travelling on the DLR - is that you can sit in the front of the train and pretend to be a driver.
Yes, the Superintendent concurs.

The subway is another matter.
Imagine looking at tunnels like this every day. No wonder [the motormen] look so bored.
The novel version of Taking of Pelham 1-2-3 (not on my movie list; patience) has the motorman estimating the weight of his passengers as a way of passing time. Remember the story problem that begins "You are a motorman ...?"

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