Just plain loco

YOU report on December 7 that “An historic train has come home to Yorkshire...”, that it is a “...sister train to record-breaker Mallard” and that “The train is currently being restored...”

I would point out that the A4 Class locomotive Dwight D Eisenhower is NOT a train, it is a locomotive. The two terms are not interchangeable.

A train is what a locomotive hauls, which even had to be pointed out to the BBC PM programme last Friday. Please try to get them right.

Michael Blakemore, Lime Tree Avenue, Easingwold.

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10:48am Wed 12 Dec 12

sheps lad says...

Pedant!
Pedant! sheps lad
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12:00pm Wed 12 Dec 12

Ageing Hippy says...

WOW, I bet you're a blast at parties!!!
WOW, I bet you're a blast at parties!!! Ageing Hippy
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2:00pm Wed 12 Dec 12

pedalling paul says...

The NRM has a useful display about the Flying Scotsman. This helpfully explains the difference between the train ie the 10am Kings Cross to Edinburgh & vice versa, plus the locomotive of that name which sometimes might pull the Flying Scotsman train.......
The NRM has a useful display about the Flying Scotsman. This helpfully explains the difference between the train ie the 10am Kings Cross to Edinburgh & vice versa, plus the locomotive of that name which sometimes might pull the Flying Scotsman train....... pedalling paul
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3:04pm Wed 12 Dec 12

Ageing Hippy says...

Good God!! PP stick to boring people with your opinion on cycling and leave the job of boring people about TRAINS to Mr Blakemore Find a niche and stick with it, (your sooo good at it).
Good God!! PP stick to boring people with your opinion on cycling and leave the job of boring people about TRAINS to Mr Blakemore Find a niche and stick with it, (your sooo good at it). Ageing Hippy
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10:59pm Wed 12 Dec 12

bolero says...

Chuff, chuff, chuff. Phew,ew,ew.
Chuff, chuff, chuff. Phew,ew,ew. bolero
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9:54am Thu 13 Dec 12

old_geezer says...

Good point Mr B, and to shep's lad:I don't think pedant should be a term of abuse. Journalists of all people should be careful in their choice of words, it's a crucial part of their job.
Good point Mr B, and to shep's lad:I don't think pedant should be a term of abuse. Journalists of all people should be careful in their choice of words, it's a crucial part of their job. old_geezer
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10:01am Thu 13 Dec 12

pedalling paul says...

Ageing Hippy wrote:
Good God!! PP stick to boring people with your opinion on cycling and leave the job of boring people about TRAINS to Mr Blakemore Find a niche and stick with it, (your sooo good at it).
PTHZZZZzzzzzzz......
........! And please don't misuse the possessive pronoun "your" . You should have typed "You're"
[quote][p][bold]Ageing Hippy[/bold] wrote: Good God!! PP stick to boring people with your opinion on cycling and leave the job of boring people about TRAINS to Mr Blakemore Find a niche and stick with it, (your sooo good at it).[/p][/quote]PTHZZZZzzzzzzz...... ........! And please don't misuse the possessive pronoun "your" . You should have typed "You're" pedalling paul
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