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Journey. Deux-cent-cinq en retour.


dozeydustman

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PC = 2

Coffees = 2

Breakfast = 0

Anxiety level = 1 as reflected in my ugly mug.

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A train departs Chichester for Worthing at 8:23am.

At what time will Southern cancel it?

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1 minute ago, dozeydustman said:

PC = 2

Coffees = 2

Breakfast = 0

Anxiety level = 1 as reflected in my ugly mug.

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A train departs Chichester for Worthing at 8:23am.

At what time will Southern cancel it?

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4 minutes ago, EyesWeldedShut said:

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There is an onward journey…

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1 minute ago, dozeydustman said:

There is an onward journey…

Ohh - you'll be fine*
Good luck, carpe diem and all that.

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Well train is already delayed. I hope I can make my connections as I have split tickets.

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Ensconced on one of Southern’s finest Electrostar class 377s.

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Also Vauxhall Chevette on a hoody courtesy of @RetroShite and his online store. Recommend.

The train smells of wee, which may be the carriage itself, another passenger, or because the bog is at the other end by the connecting gangway. I was expecting the smell of weed given the state of one of the other passengers, but the odour is definitely micturate.

I know us southerners moaned about the Mk1 derived slam door EPB types of train but they were much more comfortable than this and I got quite fond of travelling on them in their last days.

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Connecting train made and it’s on time. Time for a mild snooze - next connection is over an hour away in that London.

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Two old biddies have just argued about which door to use to alight at the station. One wants to use the forward set where there are lots of standees in the vestibule. The other wants to use the rearward set where there is a cyclewankah blocking the aisle.

The used the front set but I could still hear them bickering on the platform as the train pulled away.

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Some odious oaf has just got on and is shouting so loud at someone who sounds stoned on the phone (on speakerphone talking about finance - yeah thats what we all need to hear - your personal debt argument with the wife)

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EDIT. He was on for one stop.

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More old farts have got on.

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They’re talking with plums in their mouths about Rwanda and reading individual copies of the Daily Mail.

I thought these sorts only lived in Chichester. They got on at Burgess Hill.

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16 minutes ago, dozeydustman said:

Some odious oaf has just got on and is shouting so loud at someone who sounds stoned on the phone (on speakerphone talking about finance - yeah thats what we all need to hear - your personal debt argument with the wife)

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EDIT. He was on for one stop.

SavvSelfie still with us then 😉

BonChance 👍

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Have made it via a 4th rail powered appliance to London Euston.  Next train in 20 mins but no idea what platform yet

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Seat on train established.

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Tommy Hilfiger sunnies for points. I’m got a bit light sensitive so I really hope this isn’t the start of a migraine. That’s all I need.

I’m sharing 2 tiny seats with an older lady with a Runcorn accent. Good job she also is tiny as my enormous girth can relax. Plus my left arm is blocking the aisle for bonus points.

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Arrived at Nuneaton for 4th train with some waiting around. There is an Asda next door.

Sadly Hattie Jacques wasn’t there.

Grabbed a comestible.

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It was OK. Not great, not crap just OK.

Still have around 10 mins for the last train and this will be a shorter journey.

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Upd8.

Just stopped at Sutton Scotney on the A34 for a drink and to restore my personal comforts.

Little pug drive absurdly good. Bit of a grumble from a front wheel bearing but aside from that she’s absolutely bob-on.

And fuel not needed, 130 miles not used half of the half-full tank it came with.

Will report next when I get home.

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2 hours ago, inconsistant said:

What a beauty. Poo free collection so far? 

See first post.

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They're cracking little things, and had it been a more sensible distance away might have been mine already. Perhaps this should be in the unpopular motoring opinions thread but I far prefer the cooking 950 and 1100cc variants to the GTis.

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I’m back home and still have just under a quarter of a tank of fuel. Mrs Dustman actually wants to have a drive of it. I have forgotten how easy to drive these little cars are, and being a suitcase the various whines gives character lost when they swapped to the TU lump.

Few little niggles which need sorting but thankfully nothing major. Happily buzzes along at 70 with the big boys. Everything still feels tight, especially the gearchange which I know fwd pugs are not know for, especially the BH3 box.

1 hour ago, Spiny Norman said:

prefer the cooking 950 and 1100cc variants to the GTis.

This one’s a 1400 single carb XY7 lump about 65hp. The 4-speeders are probably more suited to pottering and twisty A-roads in modern traffic.

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  • dozeydustman changed the title to Journey. Deux-cent-cinq en retour.

I must also add @JackThrustwas 100% with his description of this little car. And a gentleman to boot. A pleasure to meet you sir.

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Likewise! Little Pugsley has definitely gone to a good home, I'm really glad it's going to get the love and attention it deserves 🙂

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