Post by chris1563 on Jul 6, 2020 12:57:53 GMT
Would like to say how much I have enjoyed this simulation, in a lot of ways its as near reality as the base game allows.
I still retain an interest in London Transport as my close family all worked as Drivers, My Grandfather was Stationmaster at Quainton Road, my Father was driver at West Ruislip/Baker St and Neasden covering all the Met lines, apparently he was well known for going into No 1 platform at Baker Street using only the Westinghouse brake. My two brothers ended up at Rickmansworth depot after working at Uxbridge and Hammersmith depots , my elder brother transferred from Willesden depot as a Fireman. My Nephew also ended up at Rickmansworth, he did not like the S stock, much preferred the A60s Both brothers went straight from school at 15 one to BR the other to LT, I ended up straight from school as a booking boy at OOC and Subway junction, then at eighteen got my first Signalmans job. Got quite a bit of driving with my Dad and brothers as I lived at Rayners Lane and used to go to work via Baker St and Paddington and in uniform albeit BR.
Quite an experience going through Neasden at 70mph (yes they did reach 70), would not happen today, Supervisors would pretend not to see and turn a blind eye. The Circle line trips were always interesting with my Father as invariably you'd be following the tail lights of the one in front for a long time, kept you on your toes though.
Look forward to any additions in the future and I will be making a donation.
Regards Chris H