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Famous people at heritage railways

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by City of truro fan, Nov 17, 2020.

  1. Johnb

    Johnb Resident of Nat Pres

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    I think there were a couple of things that endeared Bert to the enthusiast fraternity. Firstly was his skill as a driver, always had a good run of Bert was up front, although he insisted in the talks he gave post retirement that he wasn’t a speed merchant. He was also a true gentleman, I chatted to him a few times at Nine Elms and Waterloo and he never treated us as oddballs as some footplatemen did, I suppose that was because he was an enthusiast himself. One thing I remember about him was his personal appearance, always seemed to have clean overalls and polished shoes.
     
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    Robert Smith certainly looked like you’d imagine him to look, whether that was for the special occasion or all the time I have no idea.
     
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    Dan Cruikshank and family travelled on a Swanage Railway Santa Special around 3 or 4 years ago.
    Also, several local BBC TV 'celebrities' have visited SR Santa Specials over the years including former South Today presenter Roger Finn and his family.
     
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    Professor Stephen Hawking is the most famous person that I have seen at the North Norfolk, as a casual visitor and not "booked" for any sort of filming/opening etc.

    We chose not to approach, as these folks must have precious little time to themselves to enjoy an attraction like the rest of us can.

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    That is good to know, I think I would be very disappointed if he didn't go out wearing eyeliner. If you google Robert Smith cure wife, a photo of them comes up with a Pullman car in the background.
     
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    I have been told David brains that does the weather got seen at south Devon railway does anyone have any proof that this happened?
     
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    flying scotsman123 Nat Pres stalwart

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    Why, does he need an alibi?...
     
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