Updated: Aug 13, 2020
Nene Valley Railway is home to a little blue engine named 'Thomas'
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.
Coming from the British Sugar Factory, based in Peterborough, the little blue engine used to push wagons of sugar beet up an incline, that was until the diesel engine was replaced by steam power and he morphed into Thomas. The engine moved to Nene Valley, where it became a children's attraction.
Having been out of action due to COVID, the little train sprang back into action in August, and will be pulling on the 8th and 9th August. Nene Valley have also been awarded the 'Visit England We're Good To Go', which means all the social distancing measures and hand sanitisers are in place.
There's also a competition and for one lucky winner could win a family ticket for Thomas. Find out more information: https://www.facebook.com/161392454014566/posts/1730509827102813/?d=n
For further information (booking is probably advisable) take a look at www.nvr.org.uk. .