When I joined the railway some sixteen years ago people often commented about the magic of the Nene Valley Railway, and I never quite understood what they were on about.
Today I am sitting here watching families arrive at Wansford Station, and see them showing their young children the view through the gates. I see the children hopping from one foot to another excitedly, looking forward to seeing Thomas and having a trip behind him.
Then I see the adults smiling as well already enjoying their visit and looking forward to what’s ahead.
Looking at that I now understand what people mean when they talk about the magic of the Nene Valley Railway.