Harry has a day to re­mem­ber

Rail (UK) - - Network News - GWR.

A dream came true for a young train fan (left) on July 10, when he was in­vited to try his hand at be­ing a train driver. Harry is liv­ing with Retinoblas­toma (a rare form of eye cancer). Char­ity Make a Wish UK con­tacted Great West­ern Rail­way to ask if the op­er­a­tor could help, as Harry is es­pe­cially in­ter­ested in the new In­ter­city Ex­press Trains. GWR worked with its uni­form sup­plier to cre­ate a made-to-mea­sure uni­form, GWR name badge, ID and lan­yard, and pre­sented Harry with an im­age of an IET with his name on. Harry helped check tick­ets on-board the 1100 ser­vice from Padding­ton, and was then able to have a go at driv­ing a train at the GWR Driver Sim­u­la­tor Cen­tre at Read­ing with GWR Sim­u­la­tor Man­ager Andy Long (right).

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