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Penrith Station (Adults Only)

08 Mar 06 - 03:50 AM (#1688032)
Subject: Penrith Station (Adults Only)
From: Purple Foxx

Report in "The Diary" section claims that a sign on Penrith Station reads         "Please Keep Back From The Platform Edge
               Or You May Get Sucked Off"
Can anyone confirm or deny this unlikely sounding claim?


08 Mar 06 - 03:53 AM (#1688036)
Subject: RE: Penrith Station (Adults Only)
From: GUEST,GUEST: Train Driver

This may date back from the days of the line from Penrith to Cockermouth..........sorry..(but true - it shut in 1964)..


08 Mar 06 - 04:33 AM (#1688056)
Subject: RE: Penrith Station (Adults Only)
From: GUEST,catsPHiddle@work

I got that picture in my email a few weeks ago...an oldie but a good!


08 Mar 06 - 04:41 AM (#1688061)
Subject: RE: Penrith Station (Adults Only)
From: Piers

You'd better believe it!


08 Mar 06 - 05:41 AM (#1688099)
Subject: RE: Penrith Station (Adults Only)
From: greg stephens

The Boat Band's new CD is called "A Trip to the Lakes"(Harbourtown HARCD47). Now you know why we are recommending it.


08 Mar 06 - 11:50 AM (#1688326)
Subject: RE: Penrith Station (Adults Only)
From: kendall

There are some rather unusual place names in Scotland too. Lick, Bun and Tongue.


08 Mar 06 - 07:02 PM (#1688647)
Subject: RE: Penrith Station (Adults Only)
From: Guy Wolff

I worked in Penrith as a young potter but never noticed this sign .. Though I miss a lot with my crummy eye sight anyway .. All the best . Glad to see Penrith make it into a thread. Guy


08 Mar 06 - 11:35 PM (#1688825)
Subject: RE: Penrith Station (Adults Only)
From: Cluin

That pic looks "Shopped" to me.


09 Mar 06 - 07:35 PM (#1689605)
Subject: RE: Penrith Station (Adults Only)
From: skipy

Surely this is a take on the old joke (60s or probably earlier)
***** don't stand to near to the edge of the platform or the train will come along & suck you off.
"Come on train!"


09 Mar 06 - 09:38 PM (#1689693)
Subject: RE: Penrith Station (Adults Only)
From: GUEST,Joe_F

Some years before that, I heard tell of a sailor who fell overboard & was sucked under the pier by a 5-foot WAVE.

--- Joe Fineman    joe_f@verizon.net

||: How we got here is no indication of what to do next. :||


02 Mar 11 - 12:05 AM (#3105350)
Subject: RE: Penrith Station (Adults Only)
From: GUEST

This would actually be the Penrith Station in the UK, not in Australia.


02 Mar 11 - 01:49 AM (#3105386)
Subject: RE: Penrith Station (Adults Only)
From: GUEST,Paul Burke

Surly it was Penistone?


02 Mar 11 - 02:02 AM (#3105388)
Subject: RE: Penrith Station (Adults Only)
From: Georgiansilver

Real sign at Northampton Hospital.. just as strange....


02 Mar 11 - 04:10 AM (#3105428)
Subject: RE: Penrith Station (Adults Only)
From: Dave Hanson

Or ' hey boy, you get off that fence before the train comes on and tosses you off '

Dave H


02 Mar 11 - 07:08 AM (#3105516)
Subject: RE: Penrith Station (Adults Only)
From: GUEST,Eliza

Maybe an urban legend, but wasn't there once a billboard which stated 'Nothing sucks like a Hoover', upon which someone had graffiti'd 'Tracey does' followed by her phone number?


02 Mar 11 - 07:40 AM (#3105535)
Subject: RE: Penrith Station (Adults Only)
From: GUEST,Peter Laban

And the old famous sign on a campsite:

'Every erection on this site must be reported to the warden'


02 Mar 11 - 09:52 AM (#3105599)
Subject: RE: Penrith Station (Adults Only)
From: alanabit

Sign on a church placard: "If you are tired of sin, come to Jesus!"

Grafitti below: "And if not, phone Tracy -378192."


02 Mar 11 - 11:53 AM (#3105664)
Subject: RE: Penrith Station (Adults Only)
From: BrooklynJay

For an interesting surprise, click here:

www.penisland.net


02 Mar 11 - 11:56 AM (#3105666)
Subject: RE: Penrith Station (Adults Only)
From: Manitas_at_home

It was a different surprise to the one you imagined! Website not found!

{It works now. You MUST add the http: part to the address) El Clono And you must make sure the slashes go forward: // not \\. El Clono #2


02 Mar 11 - 05:44 PM (#3105853)
Subject: RE: Penrith Station (Adults Only)
From: The Fooles Troupe

... otherwise Mudcat thinks the url points to somewhere on Mudcat and helpfully adds the www.mudcat.org/ bit....