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Tracks of Memories: Boy, 12, gets tour of FrontRunner train

Published: Sat, July 26 8:45 p.m. MDT

 Matthew Mancil, a young boy with autism, listens as he sounds the horn on a FrontRunner train Saturday, July 26, 2014. He and his family received a tour of the FrontRunner facilities in Salt Lake City.

Matthew Mancil, a young boy with autism, listens as he sounds the horn on a FrontRunner train Saturday, July 26, 2014. He and his family received a tour of the FrontRunner facilities in Salt Lake City.

(Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

Matthew Mancil, a young boy with autism, smiles as he listens to the train horn sound as he and his family get a tour Saturday, July, 26, 2014, of a FrontRunner train and facilities in Salt Lake City. The 12-year-old boy has a lifelong love of trains, and after a story about a Union Pacific train conductor stopping his train to speak with Matthew and give the boy Union Pacific paraphernalia, the Utah Transit Authority offered to give Matthew another memorable experience by offering him a tour of a FrontRunner train.

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Riverdale, MD,
July 27, 2014

Kudos to UTA for reaching out to this boy not once, but twice. You guys rock.