Get on track with Thomas

ENJOY a day out with Thomas The Tank Engine at the Midland Railway – Butterley this weekend.

From May 28-31, Thomas and a diesel will be hauling trains and some of the Troublesome Trucks will be taught how to behave by Sir Topham Hatt, the Fat Controller, who will be keeping an eye on all the activities.

The event will be opened at 10am by Sir Topham Hatt on each day. The new Imagination Station will be in use at Butterley Station and, in addition, there will be a special play coach and a picnic coach in case of bad weather.

All the younger visitors will be able to take home a special souvenir and a Junior Engineers certificate. There will also be a new Thomas G scale model train layout provided by Bachman, who have now launched this large scale model railway for Thomas.

Trains will be running from 10.20am and will be calling at Swanwick Junction, where visitors can alight and look round the two Railway Museums, Country Park, ride on the narrow gauge Golden Valley Light Railway, and visit the Demonstration Signal Box and Victorian Railwayman’s Church.