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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 

Thomas Branch Line Trains will operate on the dates below

15th & 16th June
27th & 28th July 
31st August and 1st September

For our other Thomas events see our Whats on Page 
Thomas and The Travelling Post Office 27th & 28th April
Thomas Big Adventure SORRY SOLD OUT
Thomas Summer Holiday 10th & 11th August
October Thomas Half Term 19th, 20th, 26th & 27th October

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