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The Nene Valley Railway is home to a little blue engine named ‘Thomas’ by the Rev. W. Awdry author of the famous books
about Thomas and Friends.

The 0-6-0T engine No. 1800 was built by Hudswell Clarke in 1947 at about the time when Rev.W Awdry wrote his second book in which Thomas appeared. The little blue engine spent its entire working life at the British Sugar Corporation Peterborough factory pushing wagons of sugar beet up an incline until the day came when a diesel engine replaced the steam power of Thomas. The Peterborough Railway Society purchased this delightful little engine on 9th September 1973 and he was moved to the Nene Valley Railway, where he has since delighted his friends and children of all ages.

Thomas events 2019 

February 16th, 17th, 23rd & 24th Thomas Half Term Book Now
May 19th Thomas Big Adventure (Booking Required)
June 8th & 9th Thomas Branch Line
July 6th & 7th Thomas Branch Line
August 10th & 11th Thomas Summer Holiday
September 28th & 29th Thomas Branch Line
October 19th & 20th Thomas Half Term 

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Thomas 2019 running dates now available