Life & Death on the Railway
This week so far has been a traumatic one for many of my colleagues on the railway. I do not differentiate between companies like a lot of my colleagues do, as far as I am concerned we are a railway family regardless of the colour of our uniform or train. On the 24th April 2012 there were 5 fatalities in one day on the UK railway network, that is five drivers & guards whose lives have been...
Desiro Trains →
These are the main type of train that I work. But I do work on other types of trains well.
Woman 'set herself on fire' on train →
This happened while i was off work after my knee surgery. It was on one of the trains owed by the company I work for and it was two of my colleagues who were working the train when it happened.
What an eventful week it has been, I returned to work on Tuesday for the 1st time since I had my arthroscopy. It has taken its toll on my knee but i was determined to get through it. Today i had to attend a physiotherapy appointment today at 1350, i was promptly told by the physiotherapist that i’m doing too much & that i stand a good chance of doing permanent damage to my knee if I...
I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.– Kurt Cobain
My History on the Railway.
I started on the railway in the March of 1996, i was the last intake of staff for what was then British Rail (North London Railways), because I was employed under British Rail I received a pass that allows me to travel for free on the trains in the UK, i can also get reduced rate travel on most of the railways around the world. The 1st 6 months of my job were not the easiest as it seemed to me...
My 1st Entry
Hi, Well today is my first entry on my blog, I decided to start this to express my feelings about some of the things that piss me off & the sights I see doing my job on the railway. I have been off work for a while after having an Arthroscopy on my right knee, i have been passing the time doing my Physiotherapy exercises and playing Mass Effect 3 on my xbox. I have watched a few films on DVD...
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