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Thomas is back in Steam! 

Thomas Events 2024


When Thomas is running, a Rover ticket will cover the full line including the Thomas shuttles. If you only wish to travel on Thomas, you can buy just a Thomas shuttle ticket.

The 0-6-0T engine No 1800 was built by Hudswell Clarke in 1947, around the time that 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 factory in Peterborough, 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.


The pictures below show Thomas being named by Rev. W Awdry and working in the British Sugar Factory in Peterborough. 


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 Café at Wansford is also the place to stop off for breakfast, lunch, snacks and ice creams.

Thomas lives at Wansford and can be seen most of time in the yard when not in steam. He is sometimes moved into the shed to let the engineers work on him.