Young rail enthusiasts Sam and Matthew started drawing pictures of trains they had travelled on or like during the early lockdown down period of the pandemic.
Community Rail Lancashire and Merseyrail congratulated the young rail enthusiasts along with their family for their amazing train drawings.
The drawings have been made into Dibond panels, which are now on display at Hillside and Birkdale stations.
Simon Clarke from Community Rail Lancashire surprised the family surprised the family when he presented the boys with a Dibond panel of their own artwork for them to put up at home.
Sally Ralston, Community Involvement Manager at Merseyrail, said: “We were delighted that Matthew and Sam had drawn such wonderful train pictures, including a very detailed one of our Merseyrail trains and were delighted to have examples of their work at two of our stations.”
“We hope this may inspire other people to get ‘Creative at Home’.”
Marion Atkinson, Chair of the West of Lancashire Line Community Rail Partnership, said: “It was during one of our partnership virtual meetings that Stephen Benge, their dad, mentioned that his boys had drawn lots of trains (and we mean lots) and we wanted to celebrate their achievements as the detail and variety of train types are amazing.”
Richard Watts, Chair of Community Rail Lancashire, said: “The colourful trains displayed were carefully selected to reflect their creative at home talents.”
“We were delighted that there are young people loving their trains so much that they were able to draw their favourites, even at a time when they couldn’t actually travel by train.”
“Thankfully, that’s all changed now and they are back on train rides again and we hope people will enjoy these drawings then at the stations.”
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