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I Was Only Entertaining The Customers

In 1978 I became Area Manager Traincrews at Manchester Piccadilly and inherited many characters in the process, not least of whom was a senior conductor (Guard), who is still employed by a train operating company so let’s call him Mr Smith, a very dark shiny skinned gent of West Indian origin. The Area Manager had advised me on taking up my appointment that complaints had been received concerning this person, and his habit of handing out religious tracts when collecting [...]