The Churnet Valley Railway is happy to announce that on the 3rd January 2016 we will be welcoming the Aspergers Flyer Education Society for the day, as they launch their planned event schedule for the year ahead.
AFES as they are commonly referred as, was set up in August 2014 to help educate people about Aspergers and the Autism Spectrum by running selected family-friendly educational days at transport based locations. To assist with these days they have created their own brand "The Aspergers Flyer", which is a named train that operates at their events with Society members travelling on board to talk with passengers about this life condition.
On the 3rd January the Aspergers Flyer headboard will be positioned on the day's service locomotive, as the train runs along both the scenic Churnet Valley Line and steeply graded Cauldon branch in order to allow AFES' publicity department to gain pictures for the year ahead. This will also coincide with the announcement of their planned events for 2016 at various heritage transport locations around the UK.
If you'd like more information on AFES, then please take a look at their website or join their Facebook page to talk directly with the directors of this project.