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Kirsty Emmins, her sons Sam and Joshua with Thomas and the ‘Fat Controller’Photo © JBrodribb 2016

The South Devon Railway said a big ‘thank you’ to local Devon Mum Kirsty Emmins yesterday (Monday 25th April) when she visited the railway to receive a gift of some complimentary, but much sought after and valuable, tickets for her and her family to visit our three-day ‘Days Out With Thomas’ event over the May bank holiday weekend of 30th April to 2nd May.

The gift came about after her ‘Just Giving’ fund raising appeal has raised over £480 so far (passing Kirsty’s initial target) to help offset the £400 cost of damage caused recently by vandals who broke into a buffet coach to steal goods and also damaged the interior. See:

So, Kirsty and her two sons, Sam and Joshua, visited the SDR yesterday to see the famous big, blue engine in person as Loco No. 1 ‘Thomas’ was being prepared for service at the impending ‘Days Out With Thomas’ show at Buckfasteigh, and they also met the SDR’s very own ‘Fat Controller’ John Keohane MVO BEM and SDR Trust director Neil Smith who presented the family with their free tickets.

Railway Manager Chris Williams, Kirsty Emmins, her sons Sam and Joshua with Thomas SDRT Director Neil Smith and the ‘Fat Controller’ present Kirsty Emmins and her sons with their tickets
Photo © SAHarvey 2016 Photo © JBrodribb 2016

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