Do not mess with the Conductor!

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Do not mess with the Conductor!
Posted by Miningman on Thursday, August 08, 2019 2:01 AM

Don't mess with Conductor! I think I'd be on my best behaviour. 

 For a variety of reasons.

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Posted by M636C on Thursday, August 08, 2019 7:07 AM

Miningman

Don't mess with Conductor! I think I'd be on my best behaviour. 

 For a variety of reasons.

 

That just has to be in England...

My guess would be on the Metropolitan Railway in London.

Note the train destination boards next to the door.

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Posted by Overmod on Thursday, August 08, 2019 8:56 AM

My Lord! it's Mary Poppins when she was younger!  I wondered what that would have been like...

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, August 08, 2019 9:26 AM

Oh yeah, I could just see her dragging a misbehaving passenger off the train by the ear!

After  giving him a good thump on the head with her 'brolly!

With  a hearty chorus of "Good show!" from the other passengers!

"There'll always be an England, as long as Poppins stands..."

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Posted by Miningman on Thursday, August 08, 2019 2:14 PM

She kind of resembles Queen Elizabeth II. 

Anyone remember those Russian ladies that were Traffic Directors with their flags and whistles in Berlin immediatly after the war? I think the Soviets picked their finest females deliberately to show up everyone else. They certainly became quite a sensation and distraction. 

I think Zhukov had a sense of humour .. " oh yeah, well feast on this" 

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Posted by DSchmitt on Thursday, August 08, 2019 3:01 PM

The Russians seem to have a thing for attractive Railway workers too.https://englishrussia.com/2019/08/05/girls-who-work-for-russian-railways/

 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, August 08, 2019 3:59 PM

Miningman

She kind of resembles Queen Elizabeth II. 

Anyone remember those Russian ladies that were Traffic Directors with their flags and whistles in Berlin immediatly after the war? I think the Soviets picked their finest females deliberately to show up everyone else. They certainly became quite a sensation and distraction. 

I think Zhukov had a sense of humour .. " oh yeah, well feast on this" 

 

You better believe they did Vince, especially if there were any cameras around!  

Kind of like Goebbel's propaganda fims of Bund Deutsche Madel girls, there's not a homely one in the bunch!  They all look like what we'd call nowadays "Supermodels."

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Posted by Penny Trains on Thursday, August 08, 2019 6:38 PM

I always pictured them as looking more like this:

 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, August 08, 2019 7:40 PM

Strip away the propaganda and you're probably right Becky!  

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Posted by Miningman on Thursday, August 08, 2019 7:55 PM

Be nice you two!

DSchmitt's comment proves you very wrong!

Red Army Lady directing traffic in Berlin 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FFGl9ImfSkU

 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, August 08, 2019 9:17 PM

Hey, I've heard about her!

Ylena Traffikopskaya!  She looks very fetching with that Moisin-Nagant carbine too!  And I'll bet she knew how to use it ! Ugly rifle, but the things worked under all conditions.  That's all that mattered to the Russkies.

And she's got a very cute smile trying to get out as well! 

Somebody in Russia's got a badass grandma, that's for certain!

You know, that young lady by the train does kind of look like Her Majesty, but here's the "real deal"  in a uniform she worked hard to earn.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2grMaRttws  

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Posted by Overmod on Friday, August 09, 2019 1:03 AM

Penny Trains
I always pictured them as looking more like this:

 

Becky, do you think anyone else knows who this is?

I remember the poisoned blade in the boot.  Definitely Amtrak Superliner attendant material.  Although she is not what we want or need for vetting, supervision, etc.

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Friday, August 09, 2019 10:14 AM

I take it that you're not too fond of Rosa Klebb.

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 Penny Trains on Friday, August 09, 2019 6:58 PM

Overmod
Becky, do you think anyone else knows who this is?

Nope!  Wink

Ilse Paula Steppat.  She died shortly after the movie was released (December 1969) but had the movie been made a few years earlier she could have been a Bond Girl:

Rather than Telly's moll.  Whistling  Think that's enough clues?  Wink

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Posted by Penny Trains on Friday, August 09, 2019 7:09 PM

Oh!  I can't resist!

BEST THEME SONG......EVER!

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Posted by Miningman on Friday, August 09, 2019 8:26 PM

I think our Red Army gal is a REAL femme fatale... and Flintlock: she did know how to use that Moisin-Nagant carbine as per this--

the girl is Maria Limanskaya(age 21 at that time)often mistakenly referred to as "Anna Pavlova"  she was a real life soldier who on several occasions  was nearly killed during the war against Germany.Limanskaya was assigned to direct traffic at the Brandenburg Gate during the Potsdam Conference in late July. While conducting her duties, she was photographed, filmed, and also interviewed by Eugeny Haldey and she quickly became an iconic image of the victory over Nazi Germany.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, August 09, 2019 10:08 PM

Like I said Miningman, somebody in Russia's got a badass grandma!  Or by this time, a badass great-grandma!

Here's the story of another Russian woman who could handle a Moisin with the best of them, sniper Rosa Shanina.  (I think she looks a bit like Scarlett Johansson.)  And surprise!  Maria the  Russian MP shows up at the end!  AND, she DOES have a great smile!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_qnd839mQs  

Becky, all the Bond films had great scores, at least up to Roger Moore's time, after that I lost interest.

In my opinion, this one's the best!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D1nK7q2i8I  

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Posted by Overmod on Saturday, August 10, 2019 6:37 AM

Am I mixing up Irma with Rosa?

And Beck, do you really think Irma saw herself as anyone's moll...

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, August 10, 2019 9:44 PM

VIA Rail can go the distance to make your trip a memorable one:

http://trn.trains.com/photos-videos/railroads/2015/03/making-a-prestige-class-bed

Hayley Araujo will make sure of that.

The Russian girl with the braided hair (picture 3 from the top) might want to reconsider if it would ever get caught in moving equipment. I seem to recall hearing of an employee getting her back pack caught in moving equipment and it did not end well.

Regards, Ed

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