Last week we went to our local railway station for an important event. Dylan and his dad came too. We were going to watch a steam train come through and it did, on time and at speed! Here it is:
At the end you can see Larry ducking to get out of the picture.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGv_ZImyPXE
Dylan had never seen a steam train live before. He wasn't sure what he was going to see. He asked his dad if it was going to be like Thomas (the tank engine). Isn't that so sweet? At the event, he was frightened, which is not surprising, after all he has only just turned four. He is used to seeing the electric trains go through but this was something different and it did go very fast.
It was a first for Larry too. He had never seen a real steam engine in action either and he found it very exhilarating.
The last steam engine to pull a passenger train in England was in 1968. It was the Oliver Cromwell and it went from Liverpool to Carlisle. Is it really that long ago?
Do you have any memories of travelling on a steam train?