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Paul claims his cab desk prize

Paul Haines, the winner of RAIL’s cab desk competition (RAIL 825), collected his prize from Vivarail at Long Marston on June 13.

The desk had been stripped from a former London Underground D78 train, which has been gutted and completely rebuilt as a Class 230 D-Train.

The CrossCountry driver visited the site with his wife Andrea to collect his winnings. He was shown Vivarail’s battery train, on which he also had a ride, and inspected the cab of a Class 230.

The cab desk is destined for Paul’s children Ella (8) and train-fan William (4), although the exact plan remains a secret.  

  • For more on D-Train, read RAIL 829, published on June 21.
  • For more on D-Train developments, read RAIL 830, published on July 5.


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