In 1971 the Rev. W. Awdry named a little blue locomotive No. 1800 "Thomas".at Peterborough, where he had been all his working life and now that he is here at the Nene Valley Railway he remains within the city.
'Thomas' Birthday Party is the time for the children to come along, bring their mums and dads, grandmas and granddads or any grown up who might like to 'muscle in' on the day. Once here everyone can be hauled by Thomas on his own special Birthday Train to his new station at Yarwell where the party is being held. Once there they will be entertained by a clown, while enjoying their 'goodie bag'. There will also be the chance to sing Thomas a 'Happy Birthday' and have a photograph taken with Thomas himself. After the party travel on the main line train behind one of Thomas' bigger mates.
This will be a very special weekend for Thomas and all his many friends !!!
This is the weekend when Mums, Dads and Grandparents can be brought to the Nene Valley Railway by the children.
Ride behind Thomas on his special party train to his new station at Yarwell
Trains depart from Wansford
Goodie Bags and Entertainment at Thomas' new station
Meet the Driver and Fireman and take photographs with Thomas
Meet the Railway Controller
Train ride behind one of Thomas's friends after the party
Sing Happy Birthday to Thomas, bring him a birthday card
This is going to be a great weekend for children, adults and of course all the staff at Nene Valley Railway !!!
Timetable for the weekend
The author Christopher Vine will be coming to Wansford this weekend to sign copies of the Peter's Railway series of books.
If you have not be introduced to Peter's Railway then grab this oppotunity, you won't be disappointed.
Peter's Railway is a charming story about Peter and his Grandpa building and operating a miniature steam railway on a farm. Join the two on this wonderful journey of fun, facts and adventure as they take you through the stories of railways old and new