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Here's the Timeline for the main events in Adventures on Rails.

Timeline

1806

  • Plateway from Ward Fell to Balladwail built.

1810

  • Plateway from Ward Fell to Balladwail is closed and torn up.

1853

  • The Sodor and Mainland Railway is built.

1864

  • Skarloey is built.
  • Talyllyn is built.

1865

  • Skarloey arrives on Sodor.

1866

  • Rheneas is built and arrives on Sodor.
  • Dolgoch is built.
  • Skarloey has trailing wheels added to improve stability, and has a cab installed.

1870

  • The Wellsworth-Suddery Railway is opened.

1875

  • Stepney is built.

1879

  • Duke is built, and shipped to Sodor.

1880

  • The Mid Sodor Railway is opened.
  • Sir Topham Hatt I is born.
  • Boxhill is built.

1883

  • The Tidmouth, Knapford and Elsbridge Light Railway is opened.

1896

  • Godred arrives on Sodor.
  • Ernest arrives on Sodor.
  • Culdee arrives on Sodor.
  • Shane Dooiney arrives on Sodor.
  • Edward is built

1897

  • Construction on the Culdee Fell Railway begins.
  • Wilfred arrives on Sodor.
  • Percy is built

1899

  • Donald and Douglas are built

1900

  • The Culdee Fell Railway is opened.
  • Godred is scrapped after a fall.

1901

  • The Culdee Fell Railway is re-opened after receiving further maintainance following the events of Godred's death.

1903

  • City of Truro is built

1904

  • City of Truro becomes the first engine to reach 100mph.
  • David is built

1911

  • The Reverend W. Awdry is born.
  • Nix is built as a private owner engine

1912

  • Stepney is rebuilt.
  • James is built

1913

  • James enters traffic on the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway

1914

  • The North Western Railway is formed from the Sodor and Mainland, the Tidmouth, Knapford and Elsbridge Light and the Wellsworth and Suddery railways.
  • Thomas is built
  • Dodger is built
  • Toby is built
  • Sir Topham Hatt II is born.

1915

  • Thomas arrives on Sodor.
  • Edward arrives on Sodor
  • The Ballahoo tunnel is built.
  • The workshops at Crovan's Gate are established

1916

  • The Tidmouth-Arlesburgh branch is built.
  • 98462 'Alfred' arrives on Sodor

1917

  • The Peel Godred electric engines arrive on Sodor.
  • Winston the red engine arrives on Sodor

1919

Henry is built from stolen plans from Sir Nigel Gresley

1920

  • James is rebuilt with a pony truck making him a 2-6-0
  • Henry arrives on Sodor
  • Nix is rebuilt to Reid Class K

1921

  • Edward is rebuilt.

1922

  • Gordon is built
  • A second bore is built at Ballahoo Tunnels after Henry stops in the original
  • Gordon arrives on Sodor

1923

  • Flying Scotsman is built
  • 87546 is replaced by Nix
  • James is purchased and Nix is sent back to the LNER
  • James arrives on Sodor and is overhauled.
  • Thomas is given his branch line.

1924

  • The Reverend Teddy Boston is born.

1925

  • Main sheds are relocated to Tidmouth after an LMS agreement to continue trains to Barrow 

1929

  • Duck is built
  • Terence arrives on Sodor
  • Bertie arrives on Sodor

1934

  • Henry, Gordon, and James go on strike
  • Percy arrives on Sodor
  • Restoration of Vicarstown begins

1935 

  • Henry has an accident with the Flying Kipper and is sent to be rebuilt at Crewe as a LMS Black 5

1936

  • Green Arrow is built.
  • Oliver is built

1939

  • Gordon is rebuilt.

1940

  • Christopher Awdry is born.
  • The Truck is built

1941

  • Stephen Topham Hatt is born.

1943

Bridget Amanda Hatt is born.

1947

  • The Mid Sodor Railway and the Tidmouth-Arlesburgh branches are closed.
  • Duke is sheeted and abandoned in a shed.
  • Falcon and Stuart are purchased by the aluminium works at Peel Godred for an expansion project.
  • Delete is built

1948

  • The North Western Railway becomes officially known as the "North Western Region of British Railways".
  • Delete is brought to Sodor
  • Bill and Ben are built

1950

  • Rheneas is overhauled.
  • Falcon and Stuart are sheeted.
  • Dodger is brought to Sodor

1951

  • Toby's tramway closes down.
  • Toby arrives on Sodor.
  • Stuart and Falcon are purchased by the Skarloey Railway and renamed "Peter Sam" and "Sir Handel" respectively.
  • Skarloey is overhauled
  • Cora is purchased for the Skarloey Railway.
  • Dodger is overhauled after the avalanche

1952

  • Trevor is sent to be scrapped.
  • Queen Elizabeth II visits Sodor.
  • Diesel 10 is built and arrives on Sodor
  • Diesel is built

1953

  • Trevor is purchased by the Vicar.
  • Edward is overhauled.
  • Diesel 10 is rebuilt

1955

  • Duck arrives on Sodor.
  • Mark V arrives on Sodor.
  • Gertrude and Millicent arrive on sodor.
  • 'Arry and Bert are built

1956

  • Sir Topham Hatt I dies.
  • Dennis visits Sodor

1957

  • City of Truro visits Sodor.
  • Diesel visits Sodor.
  • Ada, Jane and Mabel arrive on sodor.
  • David is withdrawn

1958

  • Rusty arrives on Sodor.
  • Duncan arrives on Sodor.
  • Skarloey returns from being mended.
  • BBC producers make a documentary about the Skarloey Railway.
  • David is saved by the Fat Controller from scrap

1959

  • Donald and Douglas arrive on Sodor.
  • The spiteful breakvan is crushed by Douglas.
  • David's overhaul begins
  • Dennis is scrapped

1960

  • Daisy is built

1961

  • Daisy arrives on Sodor.
  • The Peel Godred EMUs arrive on Sodor.
  • The North Western Railway launches a plan to build a Bulleid Diesel or Project 11001 whilst Diesel revisits Sodor and fails to impress the Fat Controller 

1962

  • Mavis arrives on Sodor.
  • Rheneas returns to the Skarloey Railway.
  • Lord Harry arrives on Sodor.
  • Alaric arrives on Sodor.
  • Eric arrives on Sodor.
  • David's overhaul is complete
  • Paxton is built

1963

  • Stepney visits Sodor.
  • The Diesel visits Sodor

1964

  • The Tidmouth-Arlesburgh branch is re-opened, to be serviced by Duck.
  • Culdee returns to the Culdee Fell Railway.
  • Lord Harry is renamed "Patrick"

1965

  • Shane Dooiney returns to the Culdee Fell Railway.
  • The one-hundredth anniversary of the Skarloey Railway is celebrated.
  • BoCo arrives on Sodor

1966

  • Bill and Ben arrive on Sodor.

1967

  • Bert, Mike and Rex arrive on Sodor to service the Arlesdale Railway.
  • Reverend W. Awdry and Reverend Teddy Boston visit Sodor.

1968

  • 7101 arrives on Sodor.
  • Flying Scotsman visits Sodor.
  • 199 arrives on Sodor along with 7101, and is sent back after he fails on the level crossing.
  • 7101 is renamed "Bear" and renumbered D3.
  • Oliver, Isabel and Toad are rescued by Douglas and arrive on Sodor.
  • Dulcie, Alice and Mirabel are saved from scrap for service with Oliver and Duck.
  • S. C. Ruffey is scrapped.
  • Steam is abolished from British Railways
  • Percy finds Old Slow Coach and saves her
  • 'Arry and Bert are purchased to help with the restoration of Vicarstown whilst Diesel redeems himself

1969

  • Bulgy arrives on Sodor.
  • Duke is discovered by Fergus Duncan, the Reverend W. Awdry and the Reverend Teddy Boston.
  • The Bulleid Diesel is complete.
  • Paxton arrives on Sodor.

1976

  • Jock is built.
  • Bert is rebuilt with a larger boiler.
  • Restoration of Vicarstown is complete.

1979

  • Salty arrives on Sodor.

1980

  • Thomas is overhauled.

1983

  • Old Stuck-Up visits Sodor.
  • Duke is fully restored.
  • Sir Handel visits the Talyllyn Railway.

1984

  • Annie and Clarabel are rebuilt.

1985

  • Blister I and Blister II arrive on Sodor.

1986

  • Sir Handel is rebuilt.
  • The Reverend Teddy Boston dies.
  • Sigrid of Arlesdale arrives on Sodor.

1987

  • Mavis is involved in a collision with a lorry.
  • Bulstrode is turned into a children's playground on a beach.

1989

  • A photographer visits the Wellsworth-Brendam Branch Line.

1990

  • After Privatisation, the name "North Western Railway" becomes official.
  • Thomas is invited to a railway show in York.
  • Frank is re-engined.
  • A photographer visits Sodor and publishes a book in the railway's name.

1991

  • Russell is built

1993

  • Henry is overhauled.
  • Norman is overhauled

1994

  • Wilbert visits Sodor.

1995

  • The Golden Jubilee of the Railway Series is celebrated.

1996

  • Ivo Hugh is built.

1997

  • The Reverend W. Awdry dies.
  • Sir Topham Hatt II dies.

1999

  • David is overhaualed

2006

  • The manager of Anopha Quarry is visited by the police after Henrietta is booked for allowing workmen to ride on her balconies.
  • David visits the National Railway Muesum

2007

  • Victoria is returned to service.
  • David returns from the National Railway Muesum

2010

  • Stepney, Bluebell, and Captain Baxter's overhauls are completed, and the Bluebell Railway celebrates its 50th anniversary.
  • The Railway Series celebrates its sixty-fifth anniversary.
  • Wilbert is scheduled to be back in service after a major overhaul.

2011

  • Pip and Emma are purchased by the North Western Railway.
  • The North Western Railway celebrates the Reverend W. Awdry's 100th birthday.

2013

  • Percy is overhauled.
  • Dodger is overhauled

2014

  • Richard Topham Hatt takes control of the North Western Railway.
  • Dodger returns from his overhaul to celebrate his 100th birthday with Thomas and Toby.

2015

  • Ernest returns after a long overhaul.
  • The 70th anniversary of the Railway Series is celebrated.