Old lady trouser-smell
- Feb 1, 2010
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I guess it was a perfect case of 'familiarity breeds contempt'. He presumably thought he knew exactly how far it was safe to put one's head out of a train window, and, unfortunately, was proved fatally wrong.For sure.
Can remember reading about that accident at the time. His friends and colleagues were baffled as he was the last person they'd expect to have such an accident.
My dad was a railwayman, a shunter. They used to take all sorts of liberties around trains in stations. Much as, presumably, cattle men do around their own cows...