No I wasn't on a 'Grab a Granny Day', but the 74 years old lady in question was Didcot Railway Centre's Great Western Diesel Railcar 22 which dates from 1940 and is the only working example of this type left - She was also the only vehicle working at the recent Heritage Diesel Day.
From my experience as Health & Safety Manager and a volunteer at the Mid Suffolk Light Railway, the welcome starts with a smile at the entrance and I certainly got that! The 4-person crew of GWR Railcar 22 were equally friendly, welcoming, and smiling, as were the rest of the Centre members and volunteers - it all makes it worthwhile.
The 74 years old 'lady' looked great for her age inside and out and her well-maintained engines purred like a pampered cat!
It was just a great day out and I at long last achieved a ride inside a GWR Railcar.
Thank You to the crew of 22 and Thank You Didcot Railway Centre.
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