Gordon Brown to have steam locomotive named after him

"At last Gordon Brown decided to throw the towel in and resign. His cabinet colleagues decided it would be a worthy gesture to name a railway locomotive after him. So a senior ‘Sir Humphrey’ went from Whitehall to the National Railway Museum at York, to investigate the possibilities.

“We have a number of locomotives at the NRM without names,” a specially-sought NRM consultant told the top civil servant. “Mostly freight
locomotives though.”

“Oh dear, that’s not very fitting for a prime minister,” said Sir Humphrey. “How about that big green one, over there?” he said, pointing to no.4472.

“That’s already got a name” said the consultant. “It’s called ‘Flying Scotsman’.”

“Oh. Couldn’t it be renamed?” asked Sir Humphrey. “This is a national museum after all, funded by the taxpayer.”

“I suppose it might be considered,” said the NRM consultant. “After all the LNER renamed a number of their locomotives after directors of the company, and even renamed one of them Dwight D Eisenhower.”

“That’s excellent”, said Sir Humphrey, “So that’s settled then .. let’s look at renaming 4472. But how much will it cost? We can’t spend too
much, given the expenses scandal!”

Well, said the consultant, “We could always just paint out the ‘F’”
They could call it "The Lying Scotsman"
Sorry boys, in my defence I'm feeling wretched due to a bad bout of Swine Flu/Man Flu/Tonsillitsi/Syphilis.
"Look out Thomas", shouted Douglas,"Here comes the Fat Control-freak!"

Thomas sighed...it was indeed Gordon arriving...

From "Thomas and the Redacted Timetables"...

Edited for a greengrocer's apostrophe!


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Yep! I'm all for a Steam Locomotive to named after Gordon Brown, a serial honor, no?

We can all see what big fat chuffing, steam driven, hot air, bullsh*te laden steaming 'Thingy' he is/was/will be!! :? 8)

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