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#21 striker64

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 07:06 AM

Recently we rode the Northeast Regional and stopped at Newark Airport. The conductor announced it and said, "Newark Airport. If you really want to get off a train to go to an airport, there's one here."

Upon arriving at Penn Station, something along the lines of "We have arrived in beautiful Penn Station, New York, New York. Between 31st and 33rd St, and 7th and 8th Ave. Upon exiting the train, watch your step over the cavernous gap between the train and platform."

A nice bit of brevity.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 05:11 PM

A nice bit of brevity.


Seems more like levity than brevity to me!

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 07:04 PM

Some of the Conductors on the TE between SAS and FTW are known for their witty announcements such as when Approaching a Stop will, for example, announce "Taylor Texas, Last Call!" even before stopping @ the Station!😊

On the Sunset Route between SAS and LAX I've heard "Alpine, next stop.This is a Fresh Air/Smoking stop, but stay Trainside and don't wander off. Next Train is in Three Days if you miss this one!"😄
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 06:46 PM

A train operating in joint trackage rights territory called the dispatcher to compare watches and the time. Dispatcher answers "it depends-if you're CSX it's 0932. If you're NS, it's 9:32 AM. If you're Amtrak, it's Tuesday.


Funny!

Edited by Chey, 11 January 2018 - 06:48 PM.


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 07:32 PM

My train was on time.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 08:36 PM

Some of the Conductors on the TE between SAS and FTW are known for their witty announcements such as when Approaching a Stop will, for example, announce "Taylor Texas, Last Call!" even before stopping @ the Station!

On the Sunset Route between SAS and LAX I've heard "Alpine, next stop.This is a Fresh Air/Smoking stop, but stay Trainside and don't wander off. Next Train is in Three Days if you miss this one!"

Now that's funny!!


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 12:40 PM

Some of the Conductors on the TE between SAS and FTW are known for their witty announcements such as when Approaching a Stop will, for example, announce "Taylor Texas, Last Call!" even before stopping @ the Station!

On the Sunset Route between SAS and LAX I've heard "Alpine, next stop.This is a Fresh Air/Smoking stop, but stay Trainside and don't wander off. Next Train is in Three Days if you miss this one!"

Now that's funny!!

It probably wasn’t so funny to the lady on my sunset limited who got off to use the bathroom in the station in Del Rio iirc. She got left. Heard people talking about it later.


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 02:33 PM

My train was on time.

*rimshot*

Not gonna cut it. Good humor, usually starts with at least a basis of truth to be relatable!


Edited by Shortline, 13 January 2018 - 02:34 PM.

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