Railway dreams come true - The Solihull Observer

Railway dreams come true

Solihull Editorial 18th Feb, 2024   0

A TRAIN enthusiast’s dream came true when he was given the chance to explore Solihull’s stations.

John, who lives at The Fountains care home in Shirley, has always enjoyed visiting different railway stations and shared his passion for the stations and their designs, so staff at the home made this a reality taking him and some friends out to Dorridge railway station.

John, said: “I have always shown an interest in the trains and their stations since I was a wee boy.”

Whilst their John was reminiscing about his days in the Navy identifying the different destinations he could see on the retro posters.

Staff at the home were delighted to see John light up when he knew he was visiting local train station, as they knew how much it meant to him and they all wanted to be there to see the smile on johns face when his visited the restored waiting room.

Kim Dean, general manager at the home, said: “It was wonderful to see how happy John was – and the staff loved being a part of this as well.”


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