Today I got my “L” plates to learn how to drive this;
50 hours of log book time with a mentor started today with a logging of 2 hours pushing the leaf blowing machine around the railway circuit, learning the gearing and throttle settings for track gradients and when to sound the horn at road and pedestrian crossings.
Ultimate goal is for me to join the drivers roster drive a train of fare paying passengers.
Baby steps at the moment, after this my next ambition will be to move onto being a fireman then eventually a driver on the steam locos (already on the roster to light up the steam locos).
A lifelong desire/ambition may finally come to pass.