Gareth Jones, managing director of Abbey National's wholesale banking
division, achieved his lifelong ambition recently when the mort gage bank
bought a rail company.
Jones is a rail fanatic and apparently spends holidays driving steam
trains and wagons around the world.
After the purchase of rolling stock opera tion Porterbrook for £1.4bn,
Gareth now has his very own, very expensive train set.
He says he now feels like a “fat controller”.