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Thomas's 50th Birthday Celebration plans are well under way, tickets will be on sale shortly. Numbers will be limited so don't delay in purchasing yours. For advance notice of tickets going on sale please send us an email email@example.com
Hope you can join Thomas on this very special day to help him celebrate his 50th Birthday at Nene Valley Railway in the style that Thomas deserves
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. On 26th June 2021 it will be 50 years since Rev. W. Awdry signed Thomas's cab at Nene Valley Railway & we at the railway want to celebrate this day with all of Thomas's friends old & new.
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 below being named by Rev.W Awdry
Wansford station is the location of our gift shop, we always stock a large selection of Thomas Gifts and pocket money toys for the Thomas fan
Our Turntabe Cafe at Wansford is also the place to stop off for Breakfast, Lunch Snacks and ice creams
Thomas lives at Wansford and can been seen most of time in the yard when not in steam, on some occasions he is moved in the shed to let the engeineers work on him.
Keep an eye on our web page for more Thomas events in 2021