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Mayor of Charnwood’s Civic Dinner aboard the Great Central Railway

I am a great fan of the Thomas the Tank Engine books and am sometimes known in the family as ‘Gordon the Big Engine’ so it was a great pleasure to join the Mayor of Charnwood and other civic leaders for dinner on the Great Central Railway. I know I am not alone in regretting the demise of this wonderful railway, and we are lucky to have so much of it in Leicestershire, beautifully maintained and run by an army of volunteer enthusiasts. We had a delicious meal, a great evening out, and I fulfilled a lifetime’s ambition by sounding the whistle!