Thursday, 9 July 2015

Toby's Virgin Pendolino Train Trip Is The Cats Whiskers

Virgin Trains News




On the 11th June 2015 'Along These Tracks' published a post about Sir Toby Toblerone, a quadriplegic cat owned by Julie and Stephen Wilding, becoming the official mascot for Lancaster train station.


To celebrate the honour, Virgin Trains had offered Toby, who has a fascination for Pendolino trains, and his owners a free 1st. Class trip aboard one of their fleet of Pendolinos.

'ATT' is pleased to announce an update to this story.

Selecting Penrith as their destination, Toby, Julie and Stephen Wilding took their trip this week aboard Virgin Pendolino, 'Virgin Knight'.

Julie said:  "Toby had a great time and spent most of the time looking out of the window watching the world go by.

"He was very relaxed the whole time and even started to fall asleep on the approach back into Lancaster."

Toby had a bad start in life.  He was found at the age of six months dumped in a garden and unable to walk.

Julie added: "We would like to thank Keith and the team at Lancaster station for doing this as they have been very kind for arranging this and making such a fuss of him, even going so far as to getting him his own badge, which he wore on the train".

Sir Toby Toblerone has his own Facebook page at:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sir-Toby-Toblerone/443057599192070?fref=ts




Pendolino Trains Speeding Through Wolverton Video




A selection of railway videos from 'Along These Tracks'
UK Railways - Banbury Trains 16 June 2014 Video 
UK Railways - Trains at Gravesend March 2014 Video
UK Railways - Class 321 and 319 EMUs at Northampton 1999
UK Railways - Freight Through Northampton May 1999 Video
UK Railways - Class 58018 Heading a Ballast Train at Finedon
UK Railways - Banbury Trains at Night Video
UK Railways - Trains at Basingstoke Station 12 August 2013
UK Railways - 375 and 395 EMU's at Martin Mill and Ashford International
UK Railways - Freight Trains Through Northampton May 2013
UK Railways - Virgin Pendolinos Through Bletchley May 2013
UK Railways - Class 350 Desiro EMU Trains at Northampton May 2013
UK Railways - Class 390 Virgin Pendolinos Through Wolverton 2013 Video
UK Railways - Class 350 'London Midland' EMU's at Wolverton 2013 Video
UK Railways - Chiltern Railways, First Great Western, XCountry DMU's at Banbury 2013
UK Railways - Class 222 Trains DMU's at Wellingborough Apr 2013
UK Railways - Class 43 IC125 Trains at Wellingborough Apr 2013 Video
UK Railways - Class 222 Trains, DMU's, at Wellingborough Apr 2013 Video
UK Railways - Class 321 EMU Snakes into Bletchley Sidings 1990's
UK Railways - Class 321 & 350 EMU's at Wolverton Video
UK Railways - Class 321 Network South East leaves Bletchley Video
UK Railways - Class 321 Silverlink Trains EMU leaves Wolverton Video
UK Railways - Class 325 Royal Mail EMU Passes through Rugby Video
UK Railways - Class 350 127 EMU Passes through Rugby Video
UK Railways - Class 321 418 Silverlink EMU at Wolverton
UK Railways - Class 60 015 Diesel Locomotive approaches Wolverton
UK Railways - Virgin Pendolino Class 390 041 EMU at Rugby Video



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