GWR brochure

Here is some content work I did this summer for UK train operator Great Western Railway, aka GWR.

I wrote most of the article content in this publication (towards the front), a special brochure produced to celebrate ‘the Age of the Train’, their new High Speed Train service and how this boosts local businesses (western enterprises such as Brixham Seafish and Rise Records rely on the service to keep their stock moving), their historic Inter-City 125 trains and the history of the St Philip’s Marsh Depot in Bristol.

Did you know that the Inter-City 125 celebrated its 40th birthday this year or that the train’s designer cut his teeth designing Kenwood blenders and Kodak Instamatic cameras?

Business travellers can now enjoy Pullman-style dining on First Class Services, overseen by Mitch Tonks, whose Dartmouth Seahorse Restaurant won Best UK Restaurant in the Observer 2012 Food Awards, while his chain Rockfish has nabbed Best Independent in the National Fish and Chip Awards twice.

And I managed to do it all without mentioning Jimmy Savile once… ‘Ows about that then?’ Gah, dangit, now look what I’ve done!

Anyway, have a read of the gwr-open-day-programme

And if you’re an overstretched comms person toiling away for a train company needing some top ker-wality content along similar tracks, well you know what to do, don’t you?

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