I like to treat Tom to an 'Experience' of one sort or another for part of his Christmas presents and this year it was a Steam Train Driving Experience.
So Saturday found us at Elsecar Heritage Railway and ready to get smutty.
Joining another potential Steam Engine Driver, who introduced himself as Martin, we were shown round the 'sheds'. Oil, grease, rust and bare metal everywhere which would have been a photographers dream if there had been enough time but as they were running a little late we raced to the station as the little engines whistle blew.
Safety talk listened to, boiler suits on and they were off.
Boyish grins were all that needed to tell they had enjoyed it.