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GUEST,SqueezeMe Origins: The Dummy Line - What's a dummy train? (47) RE: Origins: The Dummy Line - What's a dummy train? 23 Aug 14

Tenuous connection with the original post, but for a more modern interpretation of the term "Dummy train", from today's Telegraph, (23rd August 2014):

"Dummy commuter trains carrying police officers have been hauled out of retirement to tackle increasing numbers of yobs and vandals on Britain's railways.
The Q Trains will carry police officers who can leap out to tackle trespassers as part of an undercover operation to target crime hotspots on the rail network."

Full article here

Could be a new song in there somewhere....

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