I didn't actually tell Xander who he was going to see, just that he had to meet someone very special. Bless him, even when we got there and sat in the cafe with the Thomas tablecloths and flags and posters he didn't click. Then we went outside to find this guy all ready to open up the railway:
Suddenly the penny began dropping. Then I told him to look down the track towards the sheds: Yup, penny well and truely dropped now!
We got to have a ride on Thomas to the next station, which was so exciting, especially when he 'peep-peep'd'!