The Train Ticket

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The Train Ticket
Posted by Miningman on Saturday, January 11, 2020 5:02 PM

Fun little photo story.. keep scrolling down to read

https://imgur.com/gallery/hVTX0Pw

 

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Posted by SD70Dude on Saturday, January 11, 2020 5:08 PM

And everyone in the comments is complaining about how expensive and bad the British passenger train system is.

They should come to North America....

Greetings from Alberta

-an Articulate Malcontent

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Posted by Miningman on Saturday, January 11, 2020 5:50 PM

I laughed tears with the comments and I can't laugh right now !!!

( Long story short... slipped and fell hard Monday morning on way into work..couldn't even do the rubber man thing to mitigate.. hit the ground straight hard at the speed of light... been total misery since...worse our hospital and clinic got hacked for ransom monies and nothing works... when did doctors forget how to be a doctor because the network is down?.. welcome to modern medicine) 

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Posted by SD70Dude on Saturday, January 11, 2020 6:40 PM

Ouch indeed, get well soon Vince!

Was their password 123456?  This sort of thing is happening far too often.

Greetings from Alberta

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Posted by Penny Trains on Saturday, January 11, 2020 6:40 PM

Ouch!  I had one of those moments the first week of November.  I recall opening the door, stepping out into the garage and bamo! how did I get down here?  Tongue Tied  Hmmmm.....what's this big blue knob doing on my foot!  Huh?  They did find a Martian tracking device in my toe during the X-ray though.  Wink  (Must be Martians as I have no idea how it got there!)

Big Smile  I'm Cuckoo For Choo Choo Stuffs!  Big Smile

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, January 11, 2020 7:49 PM

Not fun, verifying Newton's theory of gravity!

As I told Miningman by PM a few days agot the same thing happened to me on the way to a sevice call.  Got out of the car in an icy parking lot, crappy isn't good enough to describe how well they cleared it, but I don't wanna get in trouble again.

Anyway, my feet went out from under me, wound up flat on my back with my glasses flying.  Luckily I was wearing a heavy Carhartt-type jacket that took up most of the shock.  There was a health clinic in the same area so three nurses came running across the parking lot to check on me.  I was fine, but was worried about my glasses!  They were only an arms-length away, thank goodness.

What did I learn from this?  Never assume ANYTHING walking on icy parking lots, and falling on your back from the same is a great way to meet girls!   Whistling

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Posted by Miningman on Monday, January 13, 2020 8:23 AM

Not sure about the USA but up here a person could buy a ticket from the conductor on the train therefore bypassing the ticket counter.  I did exactly that more than a couple times from Toronto going back to Burlington/Hamilton. Back then it was on regular schedules trains to Windsor, Sarnia or Niagara Falls, not commuter GO trains, which I think only went to Oakville. It was a GO bus transfer past that.

Many of these trains were RDC's and fast. Looking back I think I drove the conductors a bit batty. 

Those are only GO commuter stops now, the VIA trains do not stop there any longer. Rather doubt you can hop on a VIA train and buy a ticket en route any longer but I could be wrong. 

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Monday, January 13, 2020 10:31 AM

Although my own experience in this matter is limited, ticket sales on board in the USA didn't happen.  Standard practice was that you got a cash fare receipt after paying the fare plus any penalty if the ticket office was open at train time.

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul
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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, January 13, 2020 11:29 AM

Buying a ticket on board was fairly common in the late 19th Century, until railroad officials began to suspect some conductors were pocketing the fares.

Undercover Pinkerton detectives were sent out to investigate and sure enough, they found out it was true.  Not in all cases mind you, not all conductors were crooks by any means, but it was happening often enough. 

So that was the end of on-board ticket sales, except for the procedure Mr. Hegewisch described.

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Posted by Jones1945 on Monday, January 13, 2020 3:53 PM

The Train Guard must be the "employee of the year" since 1977... 

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