Diary: City PR man steams ahead with a lifelong train of thought

City PR man Gareth David achieved his boyhood dream last month when he switched jobs for a week and took the helm of a 100-tonne steam locomotive which runs between Polish towns Wolsztyn and Poznan. David, who normally spends his working hours as a director of College Hill, recently took a week’s holiday in Poland to achieve this lifetime ambition.

City PR man Gareth David achieved his boyhood dream last month when

he switched jobs for a week and took the helm of a 100-tonne steam

locomotive which runs between Polish towns Wolsztyn and Poznan. David,

who normally spends his working hours as a director of College Hill,

recently took a week’s holiday in Poland to achieve this lifetime

ambition.



The ex-Sunday Times City editor chose Poland because it is the last

place in Europe where regular passenger and freight services are

steam-hauled.



David tells me that after six days training he took charge of the train

for the whole two hour, 26-mile trip.



David says he received the training under a scheme run by the Polish

state railways which sees Western investors buying pounds 500 worth of

shares in the service in return for the steam sessions.



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