Nothing like a bit of British can do attitude to make you smile, even if this particular story ended in failure:
Train passengers were left startled when they were asked if they could fix a fault on their broken down train... The train had a faulty windscreen wiper and was unable to continue in heavy rain. Travellers were asked if anyone had a cable tie to repair it. Two passengers tried to help with repairs but the service was withdrawn.
One chap had had some plastic cable ties and a tube of superglue in his briefcase (we have no idea why) and offered to help while another passenger climbed on to the front of the engine and tried to fix the loose windscreen wiper blades - sad to say the train wasn't moving at the time - now that would have been a story.