A day in the life of Idris Parry-Jones. CFR Driver extraordinary.

casey jones snr

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Inspired by EBayMike’s Expedition.
5.30am. Idris bids his wife Gwen farewell and heads off to Priory Exchange Station:-
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5.45am. Idris signs on at Priory Exchange Station:-
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After signing on Idris heads for the locomotive shed:-
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6 am. After checking over diesel locomotive Thor, Idris and Dai Jones moves off shed prior to heading towards ST Bernards depot:-
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6.20am. Idris and Dai arrive with Thor at St Bernards depot to collect the branch line coach:-
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6.30am. Idris and Dai depart St Bernards depot for St Bernards Station:-
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6.45am. Idris and Dai depart St Bernards Station for all stations to Priory Halt:-
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6.59am. Idris and Dai arrive at Priory Exchange Station.
7am. They depart for Priory Halt:-
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7.30am. Idris and Dai arrive at Priory Halt:-
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7.32am. Idris checks Thor:-
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7.45. Idris and Dai depart Priory Halt with the all stations stopper to St Bernards Station:-
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PhilP

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Excellent!

Of course, you do realise, you now have to keep this up for the whole of his shift?
:) :nod::nod::nod:
 
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casey jones snr

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8am. Idris and Dai arrive at Priory Exchange Station:-
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8.45am. They depart Priory Exchange Station for St Bernards Station:-
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8.30am. Idris and Dai arrive at St Bernards Station:-
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Time for “Snap” and then proceed light engine to St Bernards depot sidings to pick up empty skips.
9.40 am. Skips collected and passing through St Bernards Station:-
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11.50am. Idris and Dai arrive back at St Bernards Station with loaded coal skips:-

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1.15pm. Idris and Dai return to St Bernards Station to shunt loaded skips, unfortunately they have a derailment:-
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Idris was knocked off his feet.
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Has Idris had a swift 'alf at lunchtime?
 
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2.35 pm. Idris and Dai return to St Bernards depot to pick up the branch line coach, then they proceed to Priory Exchange Station:-
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3.15 pm. Idris and Dai arrive at Priory Exchange Station:-
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3.20 pm. Idris and Dai depart Priory Exchange Station for Priory Halt:-
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4 pm. Idris and Dai arrive at Priory Halt.
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4.05 pm. Idris chats with the local monk:-
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4.10 pm Last train from Priory Halt. Idris and Dai depart for all stations to St Bernards Station:-
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4.35 pm. Idris and Dai arrive at Priory Exchange Station:-
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4.45pm. Idris and Dai depart Priory Exchange Station for St Bernards Station:-
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5.20 pm. Empty stock working to St Bernards depot:-
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5.30 pm. Light engine movement to Priory Exchange shed:-
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5.55 pm. Idris and Dai arrive at Priory Exchange Station and shed:-
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5.58 pm. Idris chats with Hugh the shed foreman. No defects to report:-
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6 pm. Idris books off duty:-
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6. 12 pm. Gwen waits at the cottage door to welcome home Idris from his day of toil:-
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I'm going to have a word Casey about Bro Parry, rostered over 12 hours, still driving after the 11th hour of his shift, only break in the first 5 hours of his shift and worse of all, no relief or support after a "safety of the line" incident.
I do believe that you're exploiting Bro Parry ;)

Great thread Mr Jones :)
 
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He's certainly earned his crust for that day. Looks like he suffered from shock when the skips derailed.... ;)

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I think the wormhole around 8:30-ish needs investigating.. :nerd:
 
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I think the wormhole around 8:30-ish needs investigating.. :nerd:
Oh dear someone with an eys for detail has been paying attention!
 
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casey jones snr

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I think the wormhole around 8:30-ish needs investigating.. :nerd:
Idris filed a report and the District Civil Engineer and his staff are looking into it. In the meantime a speed restriction of 5mph has been applied to the track from the engine shed to the station.
 
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I think the wormhole around 8:30-ish needs investigating.. :nerd:
Nah PhilP, thats normal timetabling and rostering, I've booked on for trains that don't run or left 10 minutes earlier :rolleyes: worst of all is booking on and travelling for 3 hours to Wembley only to find your jobs not running, missing the last train and coming home in a taxi:mad:
 
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Nah PhilP, thats normal timetabling and rostering, I've booked on for trains that don't run or left 10 minutes earlier :rolleyes: worst of all is booking on and travelling for 3 hours to Wembley only to find your jobs not running, missing the last train and coming home in a taxi:mad:
Ah the joys of wonderful new Railway with greater more efficient more highly paid executives that think you can train any low paid person off the street to be a planner in 5 minutes.
 
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