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Leaflets on the line Nov 17

The Challenge of Falling Leaves
Bothered by leaves on the line? They can really mess up your train journey, can’t they? But why do they cause problems? Surely they’re only leaves? Soft, floaty leaves – how can they harm a big, butch, intercity train?

If only we knew, then we wouldn’t feel so frustrated. We wouldn’t mind late trains because we’d understand.

Fortunately, help is at hand in the form of a leaflet, produced by Network Rail and a couple of train operating companies, called The Challenge of Falling Leave. This brings to life such concepts as “carbonisation”, “Sandite” and “Low Adhesion Training” in a simple, pocket-sized guide that every commuter will cherish.

The back page even features a helpful rundown of some of the most common leaves, so never again will you have to wonder “Is that a sycamore I see before me?” as you stare impotently out of the window of a stationary carriage.

3 Responses

  1. 1

    No matter what leaves they are they are always the wrong type, like the wrong type of snow we seem to have….

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    Agh, I feel a bout of homesickness coming on…is there any way you could pick up a spare copy for me and pass it on at the next Scottish blogs meet? Sadly, I won’t be around in the UK until well into next year by which time they probably won’t be available any more 🙁

  3. 3

    I think I’m still banned from this site. Also i don’t know if leeds to wakefield counts as commuting…

    However I have one of the treasured pampflets and its a joy. a real joy. in facts its like the bible. you can just dip into it in times of trouble.