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A 'Ronnie' in Souhern land
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No: 19053   Contributor: Jakthe lad   Year: 2013   Manufacturer: Brush Traction   Country: England
A 'Ronnie' in Souhern land

57316 decends the ski slope between Sutton and Carshalton with the 1Z84 Horshan-Ely railtour.was hoping for a 'proper' Brush+the kettles on the back(dreaming again!) still very rare track for any loco hauled train and dont ask why are they called Ronnies! havent a clue
Picture added on 12 December 2013 at 22:23
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Might I tentatively suggest that it might be something to do with the famous Two Ronnies sketch "class difference"

Added by John Southall on 12 December 2013.
Said (by various Google sources) to be derived from "Purple Ronnie", a cartoon character created by Giles Andreae and used in greetings cards, T-shirts and other merchandise. Drawn in a simple stick man style with a smiley face and a large oval body, Ronnie is usually shown as a comic poet, the cartoons' rhyming captions being written in a simple style and including mild taboo language.
What the connection is beats me, but I can see why some people call the Class 57 "Bodysnatchers"!
Should that be "Horsham" by the way, a town I knew well when I was at school there aged 6 and later my base for a week's Rail Rover alone at the age of about nine. I suppose paedophiles just didn't exist in the 1950s!


Added by Peter Langsdale on 12 December 2013.
Thanks for that and yes it is Horsham(must changed my proof reader)as for Ronnie most Brush anoraks think they are a joke, me well they are locos in service so if we can put up with 68s and 70s why not them ? anythings better than 67! as for the Peado reference could tell a few stories of them and train spotters buts as this is a family site...!

Added by Jak Jaye on 19 February 2015.
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