Jonathan had always loved trains since as a child and teenager him and his brother along with his mum and dad would normally make an annual trip by train to the far north of Scotland to spend at least two weeks of their summer vacation with his aunty, uncle and cousins. Jonathan can still remember the feeling of excitement as they would stand on the platform at their local train station usually on a bright and sunny July morning waiting for their train to roll in. He can hear the sound of his mum’s voice in his head telling him to be careful and not to go too near to the edge should he fall. Jonathan remembers the excitement of him and his brother finding their allotted seats and normally squabbling over who would get to sit near to the window. The train journey which lasted a good number of hours was all part of the fun and the holiday for Jonathan. He loved staring out of the window watching houses and cars and fields and trees and rivers and sheep and cows’ whizz by in a blur, with the sense that they were edging ever closer to their holiday destination. One of the highlights for Jonathan when travelling by train to visit his cousins in Scotland was him and his brother being allowed to walk to the carriage that contained the refreshment booth where they would be given pocket money with which they could purchase crisps, chocolate and a drink of their choice. For Jonathan, especially as a younger child, this felt very grown up and one of the reasons why he decided that trains were by far and away the best way of travelling anywhere. Although it’s been some years since Jonathan travelled with his brother and parents every summer to visit his family in Scotland it grew a love of trains within him that never left.
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