I know it happens every year – in one form or another there will be steam specials on the line between York and Scarborough – but it evokes a special sort of nostalgia in me. You may just find me on a bridge somewhere with a camera pointing at a feint plume of smoke and steam in the distance anticipated the smell and rumble of the locomotive as it passes beneath me on it’s way to the coast.
These are, apparently, “always toys for boys”. I remember eagerly anticipating a blue tractor and plough and bursting into tears when I found it was out of stock at the only local stockist.
Jon Snow also has fond memories of these model cars – recalled in his blog