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Fat Controller to be replaced by Transport Commissioner

The head of the North Western Railway, Sir Topham Hatt, is to step down after he wildly underestimated its budget last year and will be replaced by Commissioner for Transport for London, Sir Peter Hendy.

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Posted: Jun 28th, 2015
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Sodor abandoned as self-aware steam trains finally take over

‘Soon they’d learnt how to drive themselves, even mine their own coal. I had the world’s most efficient railway – but then they got bored’.

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Posted: May 31st, 2013
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Fat Controller to take control of ONE railways

Sir Toppham Hatt, a rail magnate popularly known as ‘The Fat Controller’, took ownership of troubled railway company ONE Great Eastern, promising to replicate his successful operations on the island of Sodor. ‘I’ve looked at the business model for ONE,’ he commented, ‘and what’s jumped out at me is that their engines have a lack of personality. At the minute they haven’t even got names, never mind reassuringly smiley faces’.

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Posted: Aug 15th, 2009
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