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17th Nov 2017

PIC: This Rather Rude Sign Was Spotted On An Iarnród Éireann Train


This might sound like something from The Inbetweeners, but genuinely it’s not.

A Reddit user spotted what at first glance appears to be a pretty rude sign on an Iarnród Éireann train… Something about a cock and a box?!

We can only imagine the shocked looks on sweet American ladies’ faces when they’re travelling down from Dublin to Galway and look out at the train only to see this…

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Don’t worry – a cock box is actually a real thing.

Another Reddit user replied: “Iarnród Éireann engineer here. The cock isolation valve is used to control the air pressure between the forward pump gasket and the 24volt generator array.

“You’ll need a hex-b key tool to access the cock box but it has a perspex window where you can see the current PSI and voltage without having to open it.”

We’ve never noticed this before, but just know we’ll never be able to take a train journey again without pointing it out. Immature? Yes. Still funny? Yup.

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