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Drive a Steam Train
11th - 15th July
Holidaying are: Robert, Keith, Sally and Heather with Geraint and Phil
Monday 11th July

Today some of our group went home and some others were to join us late in the afternoon. So Robert and Keith went into Cirencester to explore the town and investigate the shops. 
trains2016 Tuesday 12th July

We went to the Forest of Dean steam railway. We all had the chance to ride on the footplate of a steam engine and learn to drive it. We took turns to drive and had great fun operating the controls. The whistle was particularly popular! The train driver and guardsman were very nice and helped us to pull the very stiff levers. We had lunch in the station café and the gift shop was well supported! 
Wednesday 13th July

We set off to Swindon to visit the steam railway museum. We went around the museum and looked at and touched some really great exhibits such as the Caerphilly castle steam engine. After yesterday it would have been nice to drive them, as we are now experts! Following our visit to the museum we hit the shops in the outlet village. Cadbury’s store was very popular and a lot of chocolate was purchased! 
trains2016 Thursday 14th July

Today we went to Cheltenham to ride the Gloucestershire and Worcestershire railway. We went from Cheltenham race grounds to Toddington by steam rail then had lunch in the café before getting on the Diesel multiple unit for an extended journey that eventually took us back to Cheltenham. We got to sit directly behind the driver and watch him as he worked.  Tonight we go to the Toby Carvery for our last holiday meal. 
Friday 15th July

Today we were going home.  We have all had a fab holiday and can't wait to come back next year.
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