Ever since I went Norwest on "The Longest Day", I've noticed a weird phenomenon that further study has only proven....and it may shock you.
Virtually all of the Palmerston North staff I talked to (and have, since then) don't refer to EF's at all...to them, they are "30's".
So where did the "EF" moniker come from? I can remember reading about it in the "Rails" mag when they first arrived (The sentence went something along the lines of "...and if they had class letters they would be EF") and they are definitely down as EF's in Amicus.
I can only think that all of the Palmy staff have been with them since Day 1 when they still were "30's", and its just what they are used to. I'd be interested to know if Te Rapa are the same?
Personally, I still think of them as 30's....In my own strange little way, enthusiasts who call them "EF's" come across as trying to hard, or trying to prove how much (or little) they know....
Any comments? What do you call them??