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Unusual incident London-Sheffield Train Route

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Unusual incident London-Sheffield Train Route

I though that I should share this story with you, taken from the BBC website.

Naked ambition costs driver job

The driver of a high speed train has been sacked for taking pictures of himself, allegedly naked, in his cab on the Sheffield to London route.

British Transport Police were called in after officials at Midland Mainline trains were made aware of the incident.

Midland said the man had been dismissed for breaching safety policy, but would not comment on his state of dress.

British Transport Police passed a file to the Crown Prosecution Service which decided not to take further action.

Midland Mainline told BBC News the incident had been reported to them within the last month.

A spokeswoman said: "We did receive an allegation about a driver, and because it was related to a safety matter an investigation was conducted involving British Transport Police and he was subsequently dismissed."

The police statement said: "British Transport Police have conducted an inquiry, a file was submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service who decided it was not in the public interest to proceed."

A spokeswoman for the train drivers' union Aslef said no one was available for comment.

…bbc.co.uk/1/…4509892.stm

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1. Re: Unusual incident London-Sheffield Train Route

This was a safety matter because the man had his hands on...another item other than that which controls the train?

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2. Re: Unusual incident London-Sheffield Train Route

Ajax ~> You're too hilarious. So if he was naked but had both hands on the proper train controls than he would still have a job?

This is pretty disgusting. What a freak! If he was doing that and I saw him, I'd give him a boot where it counts.

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3. Re: Unusual incident London-Sheffield Train Route

At least he couldn't be suspected of carrying a bomb and get shot by the train marshals.

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4. Re: Unusual incident London-Sheffield Train Route

Apparently it's a game and the drivers flash each other as they drive past.......the passengers in the front carriage must have gotten a bit of an eyefull as well!

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Girl in London, it's getting more disgusting. I can see where the Transport authorities need to make an issue with it.

Yeah, it's funny. But I hope the guy is pretty humiliated.

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6. Re: Unusual incident London-Sheffield Train Route

There's no 'eyeful' to be got when the train is travelling at 125mph!

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7. Re: Unusual incident London-Sheffield Train Route

Hmmm...I wonder if the driver's seat is cloth covered or that nasty plastic? Ouch

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8. Re: Unusual incident London-Sheffield Train Route

To be honest, naked train drivers don't bother me so much as naked passengers!

The things I've seen...tsk!

; )

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9. Re: Unusual incident London-Sheffield Train Route

The London St Pancras to Sheffield route used to have a famous train called 'The Master Cutler', these days it seems the word 'Cutler' needs replacing with something more appropriate.

Or maybe the driver was auditioning for a remake of the Gene Wilder train movie "Silver Streak".....!

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10. Re: Unusual incident London-Sheffield Train Route

LOL henneth! This is beginning to sound like a Monty Python sketch