Thomas the Tank Engine will be travelling from the Island of Sodor to Llangollen this weekend.

The much-loved star of the eponymous book and television series will be stopping in at Llangollen Railway Station between Friday and Sunday, August 10-12 to give rides up and down the tracks.

The smiley blue steam-engine's overseer, Sir Topham Hatt, also known as the 'Fat Controller', will also be in attendance to keep Thomas under control.

A spokesperson for Llangollen Railway said: "There will be lots to do in the imagination station at Llangollen and a fab puppet show at Carrog. Take a big steam train to Corwen then back to Carrog for the puppet show. There is lots to see and do. Come early as this is a very busy event; Thomas has lots of friends who love to come and see him.

"We hope everyone will come along and enjoy the event for a bumper turn out over the weekend."