Wednesday, 29 June 2011

A Day out with Thomas

The title may not describe exactly what you're expecting, though it's not inaccurate at all! Just quite literal! Yesterday we, along with my Mum and Dad, took Thomas for his first ride on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. It was actually his first ride on a train in any shape or form - I think that must sound quite poor for the son of a railway enthusiast, not to mention grandson of another railway enthusiast! But perhaps it's more a reflection of the lack of public transport where we live?

Recently Thomas has shown an interest in railways - pretty much demanding railway DVDs at times! Perhaps it the attraction of big machines which move? I've told Suzi that I'll never force my interests on him, but I'm more than happy to encourage any interest he shows now or in the future! Anyway, so we ended up on the NYMR!

Aside from very loud noises which he really doesn't like, whether it's from steam locomotives or large groups of people in confined space, he loved the day. Well apart from the tunnel at Grosmont - a total lack of interior lighting in either of the vehicles we travelled in is appalling in my opinion. Certainly not ideal for small children, especially when combined with all the noises they can here from engine, couplings and the sounds being reflected back off the tunnel walls.

So apart from the shortage of bulbs in North Yorkshire an excellent day out!

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