You never know who you’re going to meet on a train

I was invited by the Gloucester Warwickshire Railway Trust to join the party presenting The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services to the trust which comprises about 900 volunteers with skills ranging from serving refreshments on trains to rejuvenating a steam engine.

 

I was told that Winchcombe Station, demolished in the 1970s, was rebuilt in 1990s using the reconstructed Monmouth Troy station, a signal box from Hall Green, platform edging stones from Birmingham Snow Hill Station and the footbridge from South Wales – a perfect example of recycling and conservation.

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The enthusiasm of the volunteers present is infectious although suspect I am not up to shovelling coal.  I did have my photo taken with Prunella Scales and Timothy West who said it was nice to have a photo taken with a proper mayor!

You never know who you're going to meet on a train

You never know who you’re going to meet on a train

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