UK Government Petition

Help save a UK Heritage Railway staple, and keep Thomas prominent on the Steam Scene!

In the past few months or so, the Heritage Railway Association have been at loggerheads with HIT Entertainment with regard to new rules and conditions that have to be adhered to in order for their railways to run Days Out With Thomas Events.

A "reluctant" audit on all Days Out With Thomas events across the UK in the last year saw nine railways losing their liscences to hold the events, with more pulling out on account of the uncertainty of decent returns and difficulties with HIT Entertainment, choosing instead to have a series of Family Fun Weekends in place of the traditional Thomas Days.  The Heritage Railway press, Steam Railway Magazine in particular, have been strongly against the moves made by the rights holders and are pushing for action to be taken.

An official Government Petition has been put forward to try and ammend the copyright laws, and try for changes which would put them more into the favour of both the Heritage Railways affected as well as that of the public interest in the United Kingdom.
We here at Sodor Island would like to ask as many UK citizens as possible to sign the petition in order to help keep a regular Thomas / Heritage Railway fixture alive for years and future generations to come.

This message is only applicable to United Kingdom citizens. You cannot sign the petition if you are outwith British soil.