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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-25-04 10:43 AM
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Thomas the Tank Engine - Picture of a Fascist Paradise?
Sodor is a place where everyons strives to be "Really Useful." It seems to be ruled by Sir Toppem Hatt. There is definitely a despised lower class, the freight cars. And there's an enemy, Diesels....

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daveskilt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-25-04 10:46 AM
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1. use of ringo starr as narrator - subversion and containment nt
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-25-04 10:47 AM
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2. More of a Corporatist Totalitarianism, I'd say.
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Oggy Donating Member (652 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-25-04 10:48 AM
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3. I thought
it was the Fat controller who ruled?

I certainly remember the red engine ( James? ) being blocked up in a tunnel ( without coal, water and in isolation ), that's torture in my book. Well not literally in my book........ trails off slightly embarrassingly.
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Davis_X_Machina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-25-04 10:48 AM
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4. Small island, small railroad, great service.
Edited on Fri Jun-25-04 10:49 AM by Davis_X_Machina
A warning against the dangers of conglomeration. Huge corporations equal lousy service.

I actually heard a Labour MP on the BBC w.r.t the privitization of British Rail's passenger service say that he would be content with the move, if, and only if, Sir Topham Hatt (Fat Controller's name) was placed in charge of passenger rail.
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