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Friday, May 22, 2009

More Station Master Animals

Regular readers will remember that an ailing station in Japan managed to turn round its fortunes by introducing a
station master cat. Tama was followed by a station master dog. Thanks to Jon Justice, I learnt that a number of other stations a lot of other
Japanese stations have been trying to get in on the game with their own animals.

The latest is a station master goat called Koma at Uzen-Komatsu station

Station Master goat

The Japanese stations also trying to arrange get togethers, perhaps like union meetings where the feline staff from different stations meet to discuss policies. This inaugural meeting didn't go too well. The cats hated eah other. Although one rather strangely is called Bus, even though it is definitely the stationmaster of a railway.

Station master cat fight

Like Jon I'm think we should get our own animals to act as station masters on the Tube. He said: "One wonders where this will all lead. I would like to see it done on the London Underground, but what animals would be best suited? Perhaps we could have a surly, spitting camel for one of the Northern Line stations. Maybe a swan for St James's Park. Blackhorse Road is too obvious. Finchley Road and Frognal is just crying out for an amphibian surely".

Any other contenders for animals running Tube stations?


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