High Speed train thrill for youngsters

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

MEM­BERS of the 1st Ken­ning­ton Beaver Scouts and their leaders were de­lighted to be in­vited to visit the Hi­tachi rail de­pot lo­cated next to the Ash­ford In­ter­na­tional sta­tion. The group of 24 boys and girls aged be­tween six and eight, ac­com­pa­nied by their leaders and par­ent helpers were met by the de­pot man­ager Neville Dyson, who gave a brief his­tory of the Hi­tachi Com­pany fol­lowed by a rail­way safety pre­sen­ta­tion. He then led the group down to the de­pot’s work­shop where they were shown the new high- speed Javelin trains. They then went on a ride on one the trains, tak­ing turns to visit the driver’s cabin. The high­light of the visit for most of the chil­dren, and some of the adults, was sit­ting in the driver’s seat.

1st Ken­ning­ton Beaver Scouts and their leaders dur­ing the visit to the Hi­tachi rail de­pot

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