Railfan Attacks Duck
On Sunday October 2nd, a duck was attacked by a Spanish speaking Bytown Railway Society member brandishing a slice of bread. The attack took place on the Thurso Railway's siding close to the Iroquois River. The duck, peacefully swimming on the river, was hit from behind by a slice of bread hurled from the back platform of car 27. Only the duck's pride was hurt.
When asked about the feat, Mr. Toscas said:
"That's nothing. Why back at home, I've seen wild bulls stabbed with a baguette."
The society is now arranging self defence lessons. The first one will be "How to protect yourself from a railfan armed with a butter tart".
(Eat the butter tart, thus disarming him)
These lessons take place at Thurso on Saturdays. Come down and have fun with us.
Bytown Railway Society, Branchline, November 1983.