Sunday, 11 July 2010

In search of The New Victoria Line

Here's the Scrappy Bit:
The bg paper is Brenda Pinnick. The journaling stamp is from Stamps Away (CleverCut). The mats are Bazzill with a trim from Walthamstow Market. The title is cut with QK Star Minis.

Here's the story:
Cameron, as many of you know, is very interested in trains, especially high-speed lines around the world and the London Underground. A new train is being put in service on the Victoria Line and Cameron and I went down to Waltamstow Central Station to ride on one.

We waited there for two hours and saw none of them. The Station Manager came up to see if we were ok, as security cameras had shown we'd been down there for such a long time. We told him we were waiting for the new train, and he told us they terminated two stations down the line from us! He also contacted the Line Controller and found out where we could find the next train. He told us about it and he said when we came to the gate to say that said not to worry about the tickets. Nice!! So we finally got a ride on the new 2009 stock trains just as we were about to give up and go home!! I think you can see from Cameron's face that he was thrilled to bits!

When we got back to Walthamstow Central, we went into the Station Manager's office to thank him. He showed Cameron all his security monitors and line diagrams and stuff, and had a chat with Cameron about trains. It must've been thrilling for him. Now this goes in the album and he'll be able to read about it and re-live it time and time again.


KraftyKaren said...

That's a great story and it is nice to hear that there are still great people working for the railway that understand about kids enthusiasm for trains.

Scrappy~Sarah said...

A fantastic story, lucky boy.....must have thought it was birthday and christmas on one day :) Big thumbs up to the staff on that one too :)