1806: Ward Fell to Balladwail was opened
1853: Sodor and Mainland Railway was opened with Neil and his brothers as the goods engines and shunting engines.
1865: The Skarloey Railway was opened
1870: Emily was bought for the proposed express service to the mainland S&MR
1885: The Knapford and Elsbridge Light Railway was opened
1903: Alice arrived also for the proposed express service to the mainland for S&MR.
1910: The K&ELR was then called the Tidmouth, Knapford and Elsbridge Light Railway, S&MR finances collapsed.
1911: Wibert Vere Awdry, the Thin Clergyman, was born
1912: TK&ELR was merged with the Wellsworth and Suddery Railway to form the Tidmouth, Wellsworth and Suddery Railway
1914: S&MR, TK&ELR and W&SR all merged into one to the form the North Western Railway (NWR), WWI was declared.
1915: Thomas & Edward arrived to help build the NWR. War effort
1916: CGW No.2 ‘Whiff’/ ‘Aerolite’ was commissioned into service as a saloon engine. War e