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Kellsthorpe Road or just Kellsthorpe is a station at the junction of the Kirk Ronan Branch Line on the Main Line.


The Railway Series

The station is inconveniently located about 2.5 miles away from the town of Kellsthorpe. James' bootlace incident happened a mile east of the station, while Edward once caught a runaway James west of the station. Donald and Douglas rescued Henry from a snowdrift also west of the station and Henry started his "super-rescue" at a signal box and level crossing here.

The station consists of two platforms connected by a footbridge, with the northern platform having the station building.

Thomas & Friends

When Kellsthorpe Road was being built, Thomas had the job of taking workmen to and from the construction site with Annie and Clarabel. There is a difficult bend before the station that Thomas had trouble navigating, but was able to do so with his coaches advice. When his coaches were sent to the Works for a refit, Thomas derailed at the bend. Shortly after he was re-railed, he noticed some trucks from Edward's train heading towards the station at speed. Fortunately, he was able to warn a signalman who diverted the trucks into a siding, preventing any damage to the station. The following day, Kellsthorpe Road's Grand Opening took place and was a great success.

The station has five platforms, connected by a long footbridge and two buildings, with the northern platform having the main building and the central platforms having a smaller building, which includes an ice cream shop. It also has a signal box and a small yard. Gordon and the Express stop here.


The Railway Series

Thomas & Friends


Learning Segments


  • In the TV series, the station is loosely modelled on Taplow, on the Great Western main line between Paddington and Reading.
  • The station and surrounding area have undergone several changes during the television series.
    • Season 17:
      • The unique signal box in the same architectural style as the station was replaced by a generic white signal box.
    • Season 18:
      • The track layout slightly changed and a diesel refuelling station was added.