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Caption This for 06/25/10

Posted June 24, 2010 4:45 PM

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06/24/2010 5:34 PM

"Wrong Way" Corrigan's first train ride!

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06/24/2010 6:57 PM

The latest attempt to make mass transit "All Terrain" falls on its face.

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06/24/2010 9:03 PM

"The Little Engine That Could" eventually couldn't.

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06/24/2010 10:06 PM

Damn infrastructure thieves!

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06/24/2010 10:49 PM

The new Disney Lemming Train Ride was a short-lived but popular affair.

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06/24/2010 11:26 PM

Why did I insist on a window seat?

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06/25/2010 12:53 AM

... now I've lost my train of thought.

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06/24/2010 11:49 PM

Presenting another Public Works Project, completed the "Wrong Way" as usual.

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06/24/2010 11:55 PM

Girl in back: "Oh my God, we're gonna die!"

Engineer Man in next seat forward: "Relax! It's an optical illusion. That turn up ahead? The support structure is deliberately painted a darker color so you can't really see it, and the cars are actually still on the track. Sure, we're gonna pick up speed going down at such a steep incline. Well, maybe... uh.......................OH SH*T!

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06/25/2010 12:33 AM

"Uh... WTF?!"

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06/25/2010 12:34 AM

Oh.. What a miracle.. Hang on ! You are safe !!

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06/25/2010 12:42 AM

Hey, doofus! The runaway deceleration lane was supposed to go uphill!

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06/25/2010 12:51 AM

I understand going down. Return? Bioramani

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06/25/2010 2:35 AM

'here we go, here we go, here we go..."

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06/25/2010 3:53 AM

Why is it that Engineering Works on the railways are always carried out on a Bank Holiday* weekend?!

*For our US viewers, think Memorial Day or Labour Day.

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06/25/2010 4:12 AM

In the back of her mind, Donna knew she could get a refund on the unused return portion of her ticket....

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06/25/2010 4:17 AM

KrisDelTM Corporation was having a bad time with sales of temporary bridging pieces, until suddenly....

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06/25/2010 4:18 AM

Whilst Suzie understood the economic need for 25% budget cuts across the board, she hadn't believed that they would be applied to capital works already underway...

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06/25/2010 4:21 AM

The Fat Controller began to realise that Thomas' severe mood swings were getting a little out of hand....

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06/25/2010 4:26 AM

Jackie was astonished to discover that the Civil Engineering team had saved 25% on the tunnelling section of the Trans-Pennine High Speed Link but using existing underground chambers.

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06/25/2010 4:30 AM

Clarabelle and Anna debated the wisdom of always following Thomas's lead, especially when he was in one of his hare-brained races with Harold

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06/25/2010 4:36 AM

Network Rail managers earn their bonuses for 95% completion of projects.

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06/25/2010 5:25 AM

Now the Congress Woman understood why the Contractor she awarded the contract too, bid was so much lower than everyone else bids. You get what you pay for.

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06/25/2010 5:56 AM

I know they said we should "Drop in" on them, but this is ridiculous!!!

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06/25/2010 6:19 AM

No! This can't be happening. I'm to meet a high ranking politician in the dining car in 10 minutes!

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06/25/2010 6:50 AM

Wrong type of leave the track.

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The cryptic nature of rail company explanations for slippery rail and related phenomena has led to the phrase the "wrong type of leaves on the line" becoming a standing joke.

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06/25/2010 7:55 AM

Ozzy as the engineer
"I'm going off the rails on a crazy train"

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06/25/2010 8:42 AM

De-Railway

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06/25/2010 9:17 AM

Mom's prophesey, "If all your friends jumped off a bridge you would be right behind them."

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06/25/2010 9:25 AM

Funny thing is she took the train because she was too scared to fly!

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06/25/2010 10:22 AM

A new logo proposed for the U.S. Congress.

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06/25/2010 10:40 AM

Honey I'm telling you. It says right here that the bridge was scheduled for completion in Spring 2010.

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06/25/2010 11:45 AM

GIVE ME THE CONTROLS, I'M GOING IN MANUAL!

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06/25/2010 2:14 PM

BUCKLE UP !

SHARP DOWNHILL AHEAD

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06/25/2010 2:14 PM

They've been working on the railroad... well they were supposed to!

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06/25/2010 2:16 PM

Sorry, ICE arrested all of our workers.

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06/25/2010 2:17 PM

Someone please explain to me the sign post. How in the hell does that bridge have a right way? Does it work if coming from the other direction?

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06/25/2010 2:57 PM

Do a barrel roll!!!

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06/25/2010 3:36 PM

This ought to plug that dang oil well hole!

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06/25/2010 3:55 PM

Suddenly the Alaska train riders knew they shouldn't have voted against Sarah Palin's bridge completion bill.

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06/25/2010 3:59 PM

Harry Potter!... You're sleeping under the stairs tonight, boy!

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06/25/2010 7:02 PM

I'm out of chocolates

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06/25/2010 11:22 PM

Yeh, to think I almost fell for "the best spot to ride is at the front" garbage!

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06/26/2010 8:56 AM

Rescuers later remarked " If not for the vacuum action fear factor, which caused the occupants of the last car to remain attached to the upholstery, this could have been much worse."

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06/26/2010 4:55 PM

Allright......who taunted the Dynamite Monkey?

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06/26/2010 5:17 PM

Down by the station, early in the morning.

See the little pufferbellie's all in a row.

See the station master, pull the little handle.

Puff puff toot toot, off we goaaaahahhhhaaaaaaaaaa!

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06/26/2010 5:24 PM

Let's see....According to these records, the contractor was "Gilbert Serector Set".

Never heard of em!

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06/26/2010 5:35 PM

That is just like you Clark, taking off your shirt during a crisis!

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06/27/2010 4:10 PM

Final segment of bridge designed by CR4 "Guest". We refused to do his homework for him so we had nothing to do with this.

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Oh, well done!

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07/26/2010 10:39 PM

I hope that's not the dining car, I'm starving!

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