Stop & Ex­am­ine

Win a copy of Felix the Railway Cat.

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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!”

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