We don’t quite fit

Another scenic cameo to add to the layout.  Of course, strictly, one shouldn’t be running trains over the bridge with a vehicle stuck underneath it.  A more spectacular version would be a standard London bus, swiftly converted for open-top duties.  This seems to happen more often than it should, most recently on a tree.  A tree??  They don’t make buses like they used to…..

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However, the fun bit of the story was the name of the company involved.  The BBC takes up the story…..

A Halfords “We Fit” lorry got stuck under a bridge, causing train services to be suspended.  The vehicle became wedged under the railway bridge in Upper Elmers End Road in Beckenham in south-east London.

Southeastern services were stopped between Elmers End and West Wickham for about an hour until about 10:30 BST on Saturday.

However, these ‘We Fit’ drivers seem creatures of habit, and rather slow on the uptake…

Last October another Halfords ‘We Fit’ lorry became trapped under a bridge less than a mile away.

Train services were also suspended on that occasion after the truck was jammed under the crossing in South Eden Road.

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‘We fit’ indeed!  Once again real life is stranger than anything one could imagine.  Article from here.


And if you want to avoid the London Tube strike – or add another little something to your layout – how about this…..

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About snitchthebudgie

Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club
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