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Trainy McTrainface: Swedish rail firm approves name following online poll




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#1 DavidB-AU

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 04:49

A Swedish rail operator has vowed to name one of its trains Trainy McTrainface after a public vote, saying it would bring joy to people disappointed when Britain rejected the name Boaty McBoatface for a polar research ship following a similar poll.

https://www.theguard...er-of-its-fleet
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#2 Mark Saunders

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 12:02

What a load of spherical objects!

Is it April the First again!
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#3 eastwestdivide

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 15:08

Well, sceptical as ever, I followed the links off MTR Express's own site via https://mtrexpress.se/sv/press and ended up at two official press releases (in Swedish):

the first, from 18th

http://www.mynewsdes...estaemt-2072732

(Tåget ska heta Trainy McTrainface, har folket bestämt = Train to be called Trainy McTrainface, the people have decided)

and this from 21st

http://www.mynewsdes...dsnyhet-2077848

(Trainy McTrainface blev en världsnyhet = Trainy McTrainface went global)

 

[edited for missing "ever"]


Edited by eastwestdivide, 23 July 2017 - 08:52 .

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 09:22

The people have spoken, I find it rather comforting to know that the UK isn't the only country where stuff like this could happen.
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Posted 22 July 2017 - 09:34

The people have spoken, I find it rather comforting to know that the UK isn't the only country where stuff like this could happen.


In a similar way you get the Politicians you deserve!
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#6 jjb1970

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 09:41

In a similar way you get the Politicians you deserve!


Isn't that something we'd all rather ignore? After all, when governments do stupid things it's much nicer to dismiss politicians as idiots rather than accept that their decisions are to a large extent driven by what they perceive to be what voters want them to do.

#7 BR60103

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 02:55

Shouldn't a Swedish train be called Trainy Trainfacesson?


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Posted 23 July 2017 - 06:44

In a similar way you get the Politicians you deserve!


It shows that the peasants really are revolting.
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Posted 23 July 2017 - 11:36

I would have preferred FLIRTyMcFLIRTface.

Cheers,

Mark.
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#10 43110andyb

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 13:01

It shows that the peasants really are revolting.


Yes I can smell them from here!

#11 rockershovel

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 14:47

Where DOES that idiotic format come from?

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 17:53

Where DOES that idiotic format come from?

I think it started with some BBC "wag" (overpaid, no doubt).  Not funny the first time around, and progressively worse ever since.


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#13 Mad McCann

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 18:03

Well, at least there was no danger of it getting named 'Elizabeth' in Sweden... ;-)

 

D. 


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#14 eastwestdivide

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 09:49

Where DOES that idiotic format come from?

 

Apparently a former BBC presenter on This Morning Jersey (obviously highly paid!), who saw some of the silly names being suggested when they had a poll for naming the Antarctic exploration vessel (eventually named after David Attenborough), and decided to add his own suggestion. He later apologised.

 

Inspiration possibly from the comedy series Blackadder? There was an episode with the line "madder than Mad Jack McMad, the winner of last year’s Mr. Madman competition"


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#15 jjb1970

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 08:28

I still think it was a bit sad that BAS discontinued their tradition of naming their ships after Antarctic explorers. Names like Bransfield and Biscoe are all but forgotten but they lived on in the names of BAS ships.
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#16 DavidCBroad

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 09:01

Maybe one of our train operators could name a loco Boaty McBoatface instead.  


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#17 Jim Martin

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 13:13

Maybe one of our train operators could name a loco Boaty McBoatface instead.


Please don't. Someone from Virgin might be reading this.

Jim
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#18 EddieB

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 18:03

Please don't. Someone from Virgin might be reading this.

Jim

Beardy McBeardface?


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#19 Butler Henderson

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 20:24

Suggest a '142' is named Bouncy McSquealy


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Posted 26 October 2017 - 08:36

Well, MTR Express have gone and done it, named Trainy McTrainface on the sides, and with vinyl smiley face on the front end:

 

Articles on the naming, with pics and video:

http://www.mynewsdes...ly-born-2224219

http://railcolornews...y-mctrainface/ 


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#21 Hobby

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 09:34

Nice clear view for the driver, then... 



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Posted 26 October 2017 - 09:54

Nice clear view for the driver, then... 

An extra pair of eyes to help him!



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Posted 18 November 2017 - 14:11

(best read in a Two Ronnies news item voice)

 

In other public vote naming news, two Doncaster road gritters have been named:

 

Gritsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Anti-Slip Machiney

and

David Plowie

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...kshire-42026485

 

The council currently has five named gritter vehicles: Brad Grit, Gritney Spears, The Subzero Hero, Mr Plow and Usain Salt.


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#24 Mallard60022

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 14:29

(best read in a Two Ronnies news item voice)

 

In other public vote naming news, two Doncaster road gritters have been named:

 

Gritsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Anti-Slip Machiney

and

David Plowie

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...kshire-42026485

I heard that on the radio this morning. There were some really good suggestions but this made me laugh and that is quite unusual because I am a really miserable bas###d. I also consider this to be a very ingenious idea from a place where I though ingenuity had died when the Plant became a refurbishing depot (apologies to those that may work there) and Kellingly finally bit the coal dust. If anyone thinks this is all a load of carp then you must be even more miserable than me. Good afternnon.

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#25 Bedders

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 16:48

Beardy McBeardface?

Shell Company McCayman Islands?


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