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Felicity, I guess so
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Keleti Pu

(there's probably some accents missing-it's one of the main stations in Budapest, and it lends itself to being sung along to all kinds of songs)

'Etruria' used to be announced by the station tannoy in Wolverhampton when I lived there, and sounded like 'Etrolia' in the local accent, so I always liked that one.

And 'Cross my loof' (with silver)

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Duncan Gardner v8.2
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Aren't all Hungarian stations called pu (short for palyaudvar, I think)?

I was ticked off in Russian class at school for calling the teacher, Bolshoi Bill Nesbitt, 'Tov' rather than 'Tovarisch'. 100 lines for you, M(i)r Markov.

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Guy Potger
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Well anti-thanks* for the Flanders and Swann earworm folks.

Littleton Badsey
Miller's Dale for Tideswell
etc. etc. etc.

* or whatever the proper phrase is.

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cosa arancione calda
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Diss.

You never get tired of the conductor going "Ladies and gentlemen, we are now approaching Diss. Dis is Diss <chuckles>".

It's funny every day. It is.

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Spearmint Rhino
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That link about Centralia is amazing. A fire burning for 45 years!
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Alderman Barnes
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When I went through Diss, someone had subtly altered the station sign. I expect that happens a lot.
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Coincidentally, I was just talking to somebody about Centralia. The subject was things that are amazing and yet horrible.

I've been there.

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Spearmint Rhino
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A documentary about the real Centralia would be a lot more chilling and gripping than Silent Hill. Then again, so would anything.
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This one sounds quite spooky
Mytholmroyd

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Mytholmroyd's on a lovely bit of the slow-train journey across the Pennines from Leeds to Manchester. When I lived in Leeds I used to get dropped off there on the way back from away games by another O's exile who lived there.
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Dr. Hofzinser
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My company has one of its main offices in Mytholmroyd, oddly enough. I went there last year. It's quite nice.
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Crusoe
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I'd love to go to Centralia. And, with appropriate protection, to Pripyat (check out the amusement park photo - perfectly sinister).
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Wyatt Earp
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Hungarian termini are called pályaudvar, I think. And I believe everyone says the word in full, sorry Fliss.
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Sorry, again I'm going off topic, but I remembered another station - Rannoch Station, possibly the most remote I've been to. My mum used to work near there - according to her:

"Rannoch Station on the Glasgow/Fort William line. It was a 'request stop' i.e. if you were on the train and wanted to get off, you had to ask the guard in advance. If you were at Rannoch and wanted to get on the train, the stationmaster had to call down the line for a request to be passed to the train driver....

The railway is a 'floating railway' built over a boggy moor on sand and sleepers in the same way as railways were built in Singapore. There is nothing else there - just a 5-bedroom hotel, station and stationmaster's house and the road stops there...it's effectively a 17 mile cul-de-sac from Kinloch Rannoch."

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Croute au fromage et oeuf au plat
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Rannoch is before(or after...) Corrour, on the West Hihglands line, an absolute must of a journey for anyone who enjoys travelling by train, it takes five hours from Glasgow to Mallaig. Alight there in summer and unless you are equiped for a jungle trip, you'll be eaten alive by the midges...

Centralia and the Necropolis both had excellent, in depths articles in Fortean Times, fascinating stuff.

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