Steam railway to host birthday event
POPULAR steam engine Thomas will be the star guest at his ‘birthday party’ at Nene Valley Railway this month.
On June 26 and 27, station staff and visitors will celebrate the engine’s birthday on a special party train, running from Wansford station.
Thomas will haul his train through a ‘haunted tunnel’ to the station at Yarwell, where young passengers will disembark and to play games with a children’s entertainer in a marquee. There will also be chance to meet the driver plus fireman and children can have their photographs taken with Thomas.
The event will close with chil- dren singing Happy Birthday to Thomas before boarding the train again to Wansford and leaving for home with goody bags.
There will be three departure times - 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Tickets are now on sale, priced at £12 per person. For more information, call 01780 784444 or visit www.nvr.org.uk