Michael Palin never got to sit on himself | The train given his name, that is

Michael Palin never got to sit on himself

The train given his name, that is

Punching UpMichael Palin has spoken of his pride of having a train on the Lowestoft line named after him as a 'Hero of Anglia' – despite hailing from Sheffield. (It was a British Rail Class 153 unit number 153335, trainspotters).

But sadly he never got to ride on it – 'though I used to sit on Delia Smith,' he said at the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival, presumably referring to another train.

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His name has since been taken off the locomotive, and The Times reports that his office once got a call saying: 'We've got Michael Palin in our shed would you like part of him?'

Palin also told of his disappointment that the Pythons were never immortalised at Madame Tussauds, lamenting: 'I'd like to see John Cleese in wax.'

Published: 11 Apr 2017

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