"Well, I've had more miles than anyone else ..."
Quote by Alan Baylis to Mark Bennett and co on hearing that they had only been at the Severn Valley Railway for one of the diesel gala days whilst he had been there for two!
Call yourself a Rat Basher? Well back in the 80s if you wanted to be
considered one you had to be on the LIST otherwise you were playing in the
Vauxhall Conference as far as the Rat Roadshow were concerned. But what
was the LIST and how did one get on it I hear you ask?
Well it all started in 84 when a sudden influx of Bashers appeared on the Cambrian line to 'wag the thrash' off class 25s tackling Talerddig Incline. To identify between those who were Top Men (ie had been there in 83!) and those who had just appeared rules were drawn up to create THE LIST 84. I'll post a copy of that when I find it again but in the meantime here is THE LIST 85 and THE LIST ALL TIME as they appeared in 1985.
In reality there was never a list drawn up that ranked individuals and this was all meant as a bit of fun. However you can be assured the totals were carefully designed to ensure that only Mark B and myself would make it to the Premier League every year. Err, did I mention that at the time?
THE LIST 85
Following on from the outstanding success of ’84 we present the official LIST for 1985. The rules are straightforward simply fill in the boxes with your points gained for each of the questions. Add them up and see which division your total puts you. As the year goes on see how your standing increases amongst the Rat Bashers and try to make it into the PREMIER LEAGUE. Last year only a mere handful of people managed it, this year will be even harder. Are you man enough to accept the challenge? If so read on.
Now this is what you need to score to be on the LIST.
THE LIST ALL TIME
If you think that you are a Main 25 Basher then try this for a challenge. The LIST ALL TIME rules are very similar to those for individual years only the points required are much greater! Can you handle it or are you merely a newcomer to the scene.