i observed an older guy lighting up a PIPE some years ago on the platform at Blackwood here in Adelaide. just pulled out the pipe, stuffed it and lit up. he was really enjoying himself choofing away. whence the train arrived he casually got up and moved into the carriage. i was a young impressionable kid at the time and could not help thinking this guy was in his element.
he continued to puff on his pipe until we reached from memory mile end. i recall the nice tantalising smell of the tobacco as the smoke drifted through the car with many a nose taking in the sent and some i am sure savoring the smell. others well perhaps they longed for a puff after the experience.
i am sure he would have spend many sociable moment chomping on his pipe and enjoying the train ride into Adelaide.
those days have gone now.
i never did see a cigar being lit up on a train or platform. any else?