I went on my first, Class 800 trip. The friendly staff at the station saw me collecting train numbers in my book and started talking to us. My mum told them we were travelling on a long way round route to Swindon because I wanted to go on a Class 800 as a treat for being in the ‘Golden book’ at school. They asked for our name and gave us a slip of paper which when I read it said we had a complimentary first-class ticket upgrade from Bristol Parkway to Swindon. It was the first time I had ever experienced first-class in my whole life – it was an amazing experience. I got given a complimentary bottle of water (shown in the merchandise section of my website) and a gluten-free flapjack.
Thank you GWR – this made my day 🙂