Youngster lives his dream as he becomes train driver for the day
- 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, 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.'