One thing we champion here at Shed Number 2 is how Moquette is a capsule for memories, for some reason, people always remember moquette. Be it the journey on the 53 bus to school or a trip to the seaside on British Rail. Moquette, for many people, has a nostalgic value and we think that's something special.
We often get told lots of really lovely stories about transport memories, moquette moments and so on... So we thought we'd collate them all here and share them with you each week:
First up is a tale we were told by Tom D from Germany, this was in relation to our St Patricks Day giveaway.
Image: Howth clifftop walk. (Tom Davidson)
"My girlfriend is half Irish and we currently live in Germany together but she is moving to Dublin in 6 weeks to start a new job. I had actually already planned on buying her one of your DART cushions and if we were to win the giveaway it would be perfect because then we could have a matching set in our respective flats (I still plan on buying one even if we win!).
Image: Dublin Dart Seat (Tom Davidson)
The DART will always remind me of my first trip to Dublin with my girlfriend. I have an extremely unhealthy obsession with all things trains, and especially moquette. As a result, our first two days of our trip were planned around travelling on the DART up and down the coast (thanks to her humouring me). On the first day, we took it up to Sandycove & Glasthule before walking up and around Killiney Hill and back via the Forty Foot. And on the Sunday we took it all the way from Dun Laoghaire to Howth and sat and listened to the Mixtape for Dublin Spotify Playlist - (see attached photo) before doing the Howth clifftop walk. We were insanely lucky with the weather and got an incredible trip down the coast looking out of the window at the coastline. Though the view was great, I was more excited at seeing the moquette and the fact that there were two different styles of seating on the same train - presumably one old and one new (see photos). Winning the giveaway would be the perfect way to feel a bit closer to my girlfriend once she moves away and make her maybe slightly less angry at turning all our trips into opportunities to see more public metro moquettes (see photo of the Luas moquette, which we did not need to take but we did anyway)."
Image: Luas Moquette in situ (Tom Davidson)
Do you have a 'Transport Tale'? If so, please do share with us by emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or DM us on Instagram!
Stay tuned next week for volume 2 of #transporttales