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Great Western Railway to brighten up commutes with free colouring books

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By John Glenday, Reporter

March 16, 2016 | 1 min read

Great Western Railway is inviting passengers to get creative whilst whiling away the time on its trains by dishing out free colouring books – assuming they can find a seat.

Rail-goers from Reading station today will be amongst the first to benefit with ‘Iron Horses of the West’, drawn by street artist Andy Council, distributed alongside copies of The Metro.

This will include a range of historic locomotives from modern electric engines through to historic steam trains.

Dan Panes, head of communications at GWR, said: “Train enthusiasts are the super fans of our business yet their passion is often maligned.

“Using a renowned and celebrated Bristol artist, this new book adds to the on-board experience, and offers passengers young and old, the chance to re-engage with their railway.”

Follow-up books in the series are planned for later release.

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