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Guns N Roses bassist Duff McKagan attends miniature railway open day

By | Published on Tuesday 12 June 2018

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Guns N Roses’s headline set was the talk of Download last weekend, but bassist Duff McKagan was keen to attend another festival too. The musician was spotted taking in an open day at the Stapleford Miniature Railway, close to where the band were staying.

McKagan was quite right to be excited about this day out. Stapleford Miniature Railway features two miles of track and numerous models of vintage trains to ride around on. It only opens to the public over two weekends each year, so he was very lucky that it happened to coincide with Download.

Unfortunately, according to the BBC, although he purchased tickets to ride the railway, he missed his slot while chatting to some firemen.

“It’s a shame Duff didn’t get the chance to ride on the miniature railway”, said the railway’s Nigel Spencer. “He’s obviously quite keen on fire engines too”.

The good news is, the railway will be open to the public again on 25-27 Aug. I’m not sure what McKagan’s schedule is like for that weekend, but GNR will be between tours, so maybe he could pop over.