He's aged 10. She's 12. Watch how they drove a train through Doncaster.

She is only 12. And he is only 10.

But despite their tender years, Katie-Anne Baldwin and Kayden Wright are the youngest railway engine drivers on the railways!

The train which was driven by Katie-Anne Baldwin, 12, and Kayden Wright, 10, in Doncaster. Picture: David Kessen

The train which was driven by Katie-Anne Baldwin, 12, and Kayden Wright, 10, in Doncaster. Picture: David Kessen

Katie-Anne. a pupil at Ridgewood School in Scawsby, and Kayden, who lives in North Yorkshire but whose dad works in Hexthorpe for Doncaster rail firm Wabtec Faiveley UK, climbed into a classic locomotive at the Wabtec Faiveley site on Friday.

They were then shown the controls of the class 08 shunter, which dates back to the 1950s, and was a model built on the same site when it was British Rail's Doncaster Plantworks.

And after that, the youngsters were given a go on the controls, under close supervision from staff at the works.

Both the youngsters were handed the treat as a reward for creating safety posters for the works, in a competition they had run.

Katie-Anne Baldwin, 12, and Kayden Wright, 10, were given the chance to drive a railway loco after designing railway safety posters for Doncaster firm Wabtec Faiveley UK. Picture: David Kessen

Katie-Anne Baldwin, 12, and Kayden Wright, 10, were given the chance to drive a railway loco after designing railway safety posters for Doncaster firm Wabtec Faiveley UK. Picture: David Kessen

Kayden's design showed two hands - one inside the other - with with the words: "Look after there - so I can hold them when you get home. Please be safe - use gloves."

Katie-Anne's used big bright pictures to warn people to take safety seriously.

Kayden's dad, David, said his son had not been a big railway buff before his chance to drive the loco, but predicted he may well be so in the future.

David Woolhouse, managing director of Webtec Faiveley's Doncaster site said: "They were both pretty quiet when they first srrived, but when they got on the locomotive they were really excited."

Katie-Anne Baldwin, 12, and Kayden Wright, 10, were given the chance to drive a railway loco after designing railway safety posters for Doncaster firm Wabtec Faiveley UK: Picture: David Kessen

Katie-Anne Baldwin, 12, and Kayden Wright, 10, were given the chance to drive a railway loco after designing railway safety posters for Doncaster firm Wabtec Faiveley UK: Picture: David Kessen

He was delighted with the entries to the competition and thought it was a great idea to put the give the youngsters the chance to get onto the footplate.

The pair moved it a few yards along a section of track within the grounds of the works, which was previously the Doncaster Plantworks, where steam engines such as Mallard and Flying Scotsman were once built. The works is now a major centre for refurbishing locomotives and carriages.

He said the pair had one over on him. He said: "I've never been allowed to drive the shunter up and down, but Kayden and Katie-Anne have.

"We think a lot of time thinking about health and safety, and had lots of entries in the compition, but Kayden and Katie-Anne's will go up at the site.

"The big bosses in American loved the hand in hand poster so much they have said they might even put it up at the head office in America.

"A lot of have children, and the poster made us think about going home as fit and well as we can for them."