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A Welshman* has earned himself 15 minutes of CCTV fame by attempting to board a train with a pony. According to the BBC, the hooves fell off the bold equine transportation plan at Wrexham General station on Saturday, when the conductor of the 19:02 to Holyhead decided he wasn't having any of it. The man and his pony on the …

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Public transport

" ride his pony the 85-odd miles to Holyhead."

He'll probably get there faster...

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As a tech person

You may have heard of backups. This is his.

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Anonymous Coward

I'm glad...

"may pose a risk to the general public"

...someone thinked of the bloody children.

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IT Angle

JPEG stills taken from networked security cameras?

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FAIL

AAAAARRGGGHHH

It's in Bootnotes.

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Captured on CCTV...

... which is probably computerised.

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Seriously... Bootnotes?

Read the news category and get over it!

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FAIL

BOOTNOTES...

FUCKIN' BOOTNOTES - when will some of you learn?

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IT angle?

A pony is 25 pounds

25 pounds is the weight of a large hammer.

MC hammer was doing it large on MTV

Large TV’s are often used as computer monitors.

There you go IT angle.

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RE:Seriously... Meanwhile in Wales

The Java pony? Hackney pony? PonyProg - Serial device programming?

Im done smacking this pony.

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Hammer

Also, a tap with a large hammer is often the best way to 'repair' a malfunctioning computer!

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I've always said our trains are a bit pony

Mine's the one with Dick van Dyke's Bumper Guide to Cockney Slang in the pocket.

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The Pony Express....

nuff said.

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heh

You forget to mention that he took the pony down onto the platform via a lift....

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Happy

Am I first with a Commitments reference?

Young kid holding a horse at a block of high rise flats in Ballymun. Jimmy Rabitte is standing beside him.

Jimmy says "You aren't taking that in the lift, are you?"

"I have to," the boy replies. "The stairs would kill him."

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Re: Am I first with a Commitments reference?

Heh.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUu2Ij-Ax3I

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Anonymous Coward

Well done.

Now you've mentioned the commitments I can't stop sniggering at 'billy and the bollocks'.

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Ahem

Was it a mane line station?

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Why not?

Ever boarded a plane in Morocco (and presumably some other countries nearby)? If you're jammed between a subject from the great unwashed and a he-goat you'd wish there was only a pony around...

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How much for a ticket?

Wrexham to Holyhead is £23. He thought he could get change from a pony.

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Pony friend

I thought Welsh blokes were keen on sheep....

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Welsh Bernie Eccleston

He likes em tall.

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Aren't human's also 99% pony DNA?

If he'd bought the ticket first and then been refused boarding, he might have had a case for the Rail Co laying on a taxi for the pony.

I'd love to have a horse on a train with me. Might even make me take the train, seeing as I never have any horses in my car.

Penguin because for some reason there's no pony or rail icon. Sort it out, Reg!

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I don't have an also

Do most humans have an also?

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Any sound on the CCTV?

Did it sound a little hoarse?

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Coat

Did the guy in the ticket office ask:

'Why the long face?'

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Ended up taking the X94 bus...

...they have pony racks on them.

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I'd much rather share a train carriage with a pony than with a scum family with bored, screaming kids.

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I have ridden a bike in a train

While a student YEARS ago, I used to get to the Poly by train with my bike, it was very heavily loaded, but not far at the poly end to the room.

However at the station I had to carry everything on the bike, so it gets very heavy.

So how do I get it up the ramp into a BG? I ride it up!

Yes I have ridden a bike IN a train.

And in an underpass between platforms - very slowly.

By now you are wondering why it was easier to ride it - easy - it had an engine, and I don't think the station staff were overly impressed by an expansion piped 2 stroke being ran underground.

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As this is Wales.

Dio sheep count as small animals?

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Re: As this is Wales.

You people are unbelievable. Anyone want to guess how many comments like this there are on this story? INFINITY, that's how many.

Seriously, stop being so predictable. At this rate I'll be able to guess all your bank details in another week or so.

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Having a Baaaaad day?

Ducks and runs for cover.........

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Happy

It's a competition.

The winner is the one who gets a slap from you. Me this time.

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IT Angle

You mean, even though it's Wales, the IT angle...

...isn't a pun on 'ewe tube'?

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yaft

Looks a bit like Gandalf and Shadowfax. Wonder how they ended up in Wrexham?

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Clearly defined allowed species needed

So, do they have some kind of reg size chart as to what size counts as dangerous?

I mean, some dogs are bigger than many sheep but I bet they would not allow a sheep. What about a dwarf pony?

Going the other way a golden eagle is smaller than a few dogs (wingspan excluded of course).

There needs to be a clearly defined list of what is and what is not allowed.

Possibly a book with silhouette cut-outs that have red or green borders and they can look at the animal through?

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Good idea

They could have something like one of those fairground style "must be under this height to ride ( if you are an animal )" type signs. Of course, how you would put that in terms that animals would be able to understand is another question entirely...

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Not just based on size?

I've a feeling it may also be based on the likelihood of the animal leaving something foul smelling in the carriage, which the guard would probably have to clean up!

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Coat

Something foul smelling?

When I was a lad, the whole street used to wait with buckets for the milkman's horse.

(Just off to the allotment)

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This could be a discrimination issue!

If he can prove that someone with a vivid imagination and a couple of coconut shells has been allowed to use the same train, he could sue.....

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At least he was willing...

... to pony up for the fare.

Mine's the riding coat.

And shouldn't this story be in Hoofnotes?

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But what if essential engineering works had closed down the line?

Would he have been able to try this one with the replacement bus service?

Just a thought.

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Welsh?

How do you know he was Welsh?

Most of the people I meet in that neck of the woods tend to be scousers or mancunians. And then there's the fact that he was boarding a traing for Holyhead. How do you know it wasn't an Irishman wanting to take the pony on the ferry?

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No problem

There appear to be no restrictions on animals riding tube trains here in London, especially during rush hour.

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Dogs

My Danes are bigger than that 'orse

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An overlooked precedent.

Railway Porter (to Old Lady travelling with a Menagerie of Pets). "’STATION MASTER SAY, MUM, AS CATS IS ‘DOGS,’ AND RABBITS IS ‘DOGS,’ AND SO’S PARROTS; BUT THIS ’ERE ‘TORTIS’ IS A INSECT, SO THERE AIN’T NO CHARGE FOR IT!"

(Punch 1869)

I think this is a precedent to class ponies as dogs.

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Crazy Horse

He's from the local gypsy camp!

He's attempted, and sometimes succeeded in taking it into *many* local pubs as well. First started showing up a few weeks ago!

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Was his name "Shanks"?

nuff said?

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