Thomas the Tank Engine

No.1 "Thomas"
An Austerity Class 4F 0-6-0T built as a saddle tank by the Hunslet Engine Company of Leeds in 1952. It was later rebuilt with side tanks by the Mid Hants Railway.

It visited the GCR in 2012 to take part in Thomas the Tank Engine events.

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This weekend - 27th and 28th November 2021

One steam locomotive and a diesel railcar are operating passenger trains in an extra weekend of running before our festive season trains begin.

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