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Taking Water

If you live in the U.K.you are absolutely bound to recognise this character, indeed if you are a male you probably grew up with him.  For those not familiar this is Thomas the Tank Engine, and this one was photographed last year when we took our grandson to a Thomas event at the Battlefield Railway at Shackerstone in Leicestershire.  More details on this railway from http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/ChrisSimmons/

Even Thomas's get thirsty and although he went up the line with a train he was towed and pushed by a diesel unit.

I am back from holiday over the weekend so will try and catch up with comments and replies during the next few days.  Have a good weekend.

 

Taking Water

If you live in the U.K.you are absolutely bound to recognise this character, indeed if you are a male you probably grew up with him.  For those not familiar this is Thomas the Tank Engine, and this one was photographed last year when we took our grandson to a Thomas event at the Battlefield Railway at Shackerstone in Leicestershire.  More details on this railway from http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/ChrisSimmons/

Even Thomas's get thirsty and although he went up the line with a train he was towed and pushed by a diesel unit.

I am back from holiday over the weekend so will try and catch up with comments and replies during the next few days.  Have a good weekend.

 

comments (5)

Thomas! I had some 45's when I was young with someone famous who's name escapes me telling stories about thomas and his friends! Wonderful photograph. smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Pat, it might have been Johnny Morris on your records of the Thomas stories.
When my son was but a little lad, many years ago, I used to read the Thomas stories to him, now when he is grown he has no interest in the legacy of steam. I've seen this one at a few sites over the years, always raises a smile.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Les, I think my son is the same as yours, despite all my efforts my Chris isn't remotely interested in trains, but is nuts about fishing!
I grew up with Thomas the tank engine and my younger daughter did too. My nickname for her is Bertie...now shortened to Bert! You may know which story was her favourite!
Brian Walbey: Did your daughter grow up to be a bus conductor by any chance Bill! Thanks for the comment.
  • Alan
  • Southampton, on the sunny south coast of England
  • 27 Jul 2008, 22:09
Yes, I do recognise it, Brian! I was only looking at one of the books this afternoon with my young nephew. This does look very like Thomas unlike some similar events where they just stick a face on the front of a loco and try to convince little Johnny that it is really Thomas. I like the smoke hanging in the air.. can smell it from here!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan, I agree with you re sticking a face on the front. The smoke smelt just like the old days.
Nostalgia- but different! These little 0-6-0s used to work all day on the lines behind my Edinburgh home in the fifties and early sixties- I can still smell them! smile
Brian Walbey: I just said to Alan the smoke smelt just like the old days david, glad to have brought back a memory for you.

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