Youngster lives his dream as he becomes train driver for the day

James Heath enjoying a ride in the train cab on Greater Anglia�s 10.36 Norwich to Great Yarmouth ser

James Heath enjoying a ride in the train cab on Greater Anglia�s 10.36 Norwich to Great Yarmouth service. Picture: courtesy of Greater Anglia - Credit: courtesy of Greater Anglia

An eight-year-old boy has been given the trip of a lifetime when he became a train driver for the day.

James Heath with driver Steve Goodrum. Picture: courtesy of Greater Anglia

James Heath with driver Steve Goodrum. Picture: courtesy of Greater Anglia - Credit: courtesy of Greater Anglia

James Heath, from Norwich, enjoyed a ride in the train cab on Greater Anglia's 10.36am Norwich to Great Yarmouth service on Friday July 21.

The Parkside School student, who has autism, was given a first class view of the tracks with driver Steve Goodrum. He was given a drivers' rucksack, whistle, flag and name badge ahead of his journey.

James' mum, Liz Heath, said: 'James loves all transport but trains are his favourite. His favourite journey is from Norwich to London Liverpool Street – last time we went there, we took James to the transport museum and he absolutely loved it.

'James was so excited when I told him he was going to ride in a cab. He has really enjoyed his day and we would like to thank everyone who was involved.'


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