Saturday, 29 October 2011
Scenes from a Train
The Irish train system is called Iarnród Éireann and they have a whole new fleet of quiet, well mannered trains. They are nice and quiet. They don't even go clickity-clack over the track like those old electric-diesel dinosaurs operated by CalTrans (in California for the non-Cali-folks reading this.) We have a track by our house and when the train goes by it sounds more like a 20 ton washing machine on spin-cycle. Wooooosh.
On the train, they have a tea cart where you can purchase snacks. I like Lyon's tea a great deal, so I got a cup. Later (on my way to the restroom) I noticed a few little things about the train. The "Nappy Changing" sign was in the restroom, which I found amusing. Americans know what Nappies are but we don't really use that word. Also, on the rear wall of every train car there is a manufacturer's sign. This car was made by Hyundai in 2008.