A 6-year-old boy has landed a dream job at the National Railway Museum in Britain after applying for a post.

Sam Pointon sent a letter asking for an interview at the centre, in York. It listed his credentials for the role, including the fact that he had been on "lots of trains ... I am only 6 but I think I can do this job," wrote Sam. "I have an electrick (sic) train track. I am good on my train track. I can control two trains at once."

Sam has been appointed an honorary "Director of Fun" and invited to a VIP day at the museum.