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cronky donkey noun

Decrepit railway train, especially an old DMU


As GWR acquired new trains, the cronky donkeys started to stand out

Collected by

Mark – 2010s
Mark Iliff – owner


Vague association with a sailing ship’s donkey engine, used to drive winches. DMU = diesel multiple unit (think Daisy Diesel in Thomas the Tank)

Submitted: 06/03/2021 by Mark ● Last updated: 06/03/2021 15:07 by Mark

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