Wednesday, 10 June 2009

The Curious Incident of the Train in the Election Poster

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is in the middle of an election campaign to be re-elected the President of Iran.

Nothing much strange in that, well there is but thats not what I want to talk about. The really strange things is this:

Whats strange about that you might ask? Well look at this train and then look even closer. Now compare that train with this train:

Spot the similarity?? Yeap, thats right, they are both Iarnród Éireann trains! Some how, from some where Roy Keane Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has got his hands on a retired Iarnród Éireann train!

Iarnród Éireann spokesman Barry Kenny had this to say. "We fully expected Irish public transport, and our plans to develop the rail service, to feature in our own election campaign last week, but to feature in Iran was a bit of a surprise"

In case you are wondering, the Farsi script on the poster says "The country is advancing as rapidly as a train." Nice thought apart from the fact that the train is a General Motors 181 and was scrapped two years ago after a 41 year career, having entered service in 1966.

Oh and as for the Roy Keane quip, well I will let you decide....

It should be noted that parts of this post have been inspired by this article!

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