More smooth-talking conductors
A few of you fondly remember the "Love Train" conductor, judging from reminiscent comments on an earlier post.
Mike recalls how the Love Train conductor would comment about the stops as he traversed the city: "DePaul - the Blue Demons", "Bellllllllllllmont ..... fun city." Also there were these demographic utterances: "I remember the conductor saying after the Belmont stop, "now it's just the folks going home from work...it's the going home train."
And Merrie shared these memories:
"Maybe this wasn't the same love train conductor, but he had a smooth baritone voice, somehow missing his calling at a "smooth jazz" station. Little comments about the stops, telling people to be good to one another, etc. Around about 4 or 5 years ago.
"He was the first thing I thought about when the CTA transferred over to the automated voice.
"On rainy nights, he told people not to forget their umbrellas. It was a nice moment to see someone turn back around after he'd said that, grabbing their umbrella from beneath their vacated seat, smiling and shaking their head."
Finally, Miss Know It All talks about a conductor with a similar style:
"There was a conductor last winter in Chicago that would recite poems.....he was usually on the northbound red line:
"Done with work, made that money,
Now time to go home and see your honey."
"He could make the most pissed off person on that train smile."
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