Thursday, 11 June 2015

Train Spotting Quadriplegic Cat 'Toby' Becomes Lancaster Station Mascot

UK Railway News


Stephen Wilding with Sir Toby Toblerone and Keith from Virgin Trains Lancaster

A quadriplegic cat, Sir Toby Toblerone, has become the official mascot for Lancaster train station.



Toby, owned by Julie and Stephen Wilding, has no feeling from the neck down and has to be carried around in the same way a disabled person would.

Twice a week Toby, who has a fascination for Virgin's tilting Pendolino trains, visits Lancaster station for a bit of Pendolino watching.  And members of staff at the station have become so used to seeing the train spotting cat that they have made him their official station mascot.

And it is certainly not a dog's life for Toby, who has his own Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/pages/Sir-Toby-Toblerone

Virgin Trains have offered Toby and his owners plus friend a free trip - first class - on a Pendolino to anywhere in the country.

The group have decided on a trip to Penrith.


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