Rail fan Faith gets to drive Thomas train

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Faith and Thomas SUS-150528-075216001

Thomas super fan and all round train enthusiast, Faith Marie Green saw her dream come true when she enjoyed an exclusive opportunity to drive Thomas the Tank Engine at Drusillas Park.

Eight year old Faith from Bexhill on Sea won the experience after entering the award-winning attraction’s Facebook competition. Entrants were asked to submit a drawing of Thomas and Faith’s picture was selected by the judges from a large number of submissions.

During the morning Faith assisted train driver Charlie Banks as he carried out the normal checks to ensure Thomas was in tip-top condition. Once completed, she then helped passengers aboard the train before taking them on a ride around the Park.

Faith commented: “It’s been a really great day. My favourite bit was handing out the stickers to all the people who had been on the train. It was a dream come true.”

The Fat Controller was at Tidmouth Hault to oversee the proceedings and ensure standards were maintained at all times. The visit was part of his official inspections of the railway; he will return to Drusillas Park again on Sunday June 21 and Thursday July 30.

The Fat Controller said: “I was very impressed by our young apprentice. Faith was really really Useful in helping our Number One Engine operate right on time.”

Located off the A27, Drusillas Park is open daily from 10am. For more information visit www.drusillas.co.uk.

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