Stop & Examine
Win a copy of Felix the Railway Cat.
You just can’t keep Felix the Huddersfield station cat out of the news.
With more than 100,000 Facebook fans, a biography and now making the cover of The
Ladyy magazine, Felix has become much more than Senior Pest Controller at the station. She is now a media sensation, too, as we reported in RAIL 799. The new book, Felix the Railway
Cat, was released in February and has had rave reviews on Amazon. For example, Gazza W said: “For me this is the greatest animal true story since the telling of Greyfriars Bobby and if you have not read that you should - a pet that is loved not by a family or owner, but by the community.”
The book is written as a story of Felix’s life at the station, and is full of anecdotes over her time there - from bringing a boy with autism out of his shell to providing comfort to a runaway child shivering on the platform one night. Felix even marked the launch of the book by signing some imited- edition copies with a aw-print, which were sold at the ocal Waterstones at Huddersfield. oyalties from sales of the book will e donated to Prostate Cancer UK. And we have six copies of Felix the Railway Cat to give away in a special competition, courtesy of Penguin Books. To be in with a chance of winning, simply give us the correct answer to the following question:
Which train operator manages Huddersfield station?
Please send your answer, clearly marked RAIL 825 Felix competition, to: Email: rail@ bauermedia.co.uk Post: RAIL Magazine, Media House, Lynch Wood, Peterborough Business Park, Peterborough, PE2 6EA. Closing date: May 12 2017. Winners will be announced in a future Stop & Examine. Felix also made it onto the cover of The
Lady (England’s longest-running women’s magazine, which launched in 1885), as part of publicity for the book.
This is exactly the kind of positive PR that the railway needs - a story that brings people to the railway, whether physically or through reading a book, and makes them feel good about it!
noticed recently that a number of Ipswich to Peterborough trains were cancelled,” says Geoff Pinder, from March. “On arrival at my local station I looked at the Departure display and saw the reason why!”
Up in Scotland, Alan Potter, from Paisley, sends us evidence that “amidst the headlong rush to Brexit, at least ScotRail appears to be planning for the future in Scotland!”