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In the days of yore I was responsible for the advertising for the UK's national rail network, now long since split up and privatised. A tired old network, its bosses wanted glitz and glamour, so our 'wheels firmly on the track' reality approach wasn't flavour of the month.

We had to repitch against 5 other agencies - we were on a hiding to nothing! The winning agency had promised the 'Age of the Train' through the mouthpiece of a spokesperson, who's now posthumously regarded as the most notorious paedophile in Britain.

History might record it as the 'Underage of the Train'!

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    Neville Hunt over 4 years ago

    A TV programme tonight on the history of our railways prompted this memory. Amusing now, it was far from funny at the time!

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    Jim M over 4 years ago

    Funny how things turn out isn't it? And now we have Arriva Trains Wales....

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