Buckinghamshire Freemasons arrange steam train trip for autistic children on Chinnor Railway

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Buckinghamshire Freemasons arranged a visit to the Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway Line for a group of 30 autistic children between the ages of 6 and 15 with their parents and carers

The trip was organised by Sean Boardman and Andy Sutton of Hall Barn Lodge No. 8480, Andy Barr of Frederick Lawson Lodge No. 9185 and Graham Thorn of Penn and Tyler's Green Lodge No. 5876 on 15th April 2018.

The reserved carriage next to the engine was boarded by the steam train enthusiastic children, with a lunch bag distributed to each one before they went off on the journey to the Buckinghamshire town of Princes Risborough and back.

After their enjoyment and excitement, the children were then allowed to explore the restored and preserved railway.

The children are part of the Engine Shed, a special interest group for children and young people with autism. The club enables young people on the autistic spectrum with an interest in trains to come together with their peers to observe, play, talk and enjoy their hobby in a welcoming, safe and relaxing environment.

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