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Fowl Play

by | 22nd, October 2004

‘WE’VE had the wrong type of leaves, the wrong type of rain, the wrong type of sin, it’s been too hot, it’s been too cold, we’ve had drivers getting lost, drivers being left behind and now chickens.

Passengers on a recent 5.30pm Paddington to Swansea Great Western train were evacuated when their 125mph express was damaged in a collision – with a chicken.

They had to wait on the platform at Swindon while railway workers carried out repairs to a damaged fuel line.

Passenger Robert Guy, 49, an architect from Bristol, said: ”This takes the biscuit. Everyone was amused.

”People were making jokes like ‘Why did the chicken cross the railway line?’ and about the tracks being ‘all fowled up’. We all had a good laugh on the way home.”’

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