Boy named rail 'director of fun' at the National Railway Museum in York

Six-year-old Sam Pointon from Leicester wrote to the museum and applied to replace retiring director Andrew Scott.

In his application Sam wrote: "I have an electric train track. I am good on my train track. I can control two trains at once."

Bosses were so taken with his enthusiasm they offered him a role as director of fun.

Sam said: "It is the best job in the world. I love it. It is good fun.

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