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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to drive a steam locomotive? If so, I would urge you to have a go if you get the chance, as it really is an unforgettable experience.

I enjoy getting my hands dirty and love getting out and about. When it was suggested in the office that I might like to sample a driver experience taster course at the Swindon & Cricklade Railway, I admit I was quietly excited about the prospect – especially when it was mentioned that a mainline locomotive might be on the roster, subject to availability.

On Monday, October 15, I headed to Blunsdon station, on the edge of Swindon. I was accompanied by Craig Amess, a member of our sales team. Craig and I work well together – we’re the same age and

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