One of the star attractions at the Nene Valley Railway in Peterborough is going in for repairs.
It will cost more than £150,000 to complete the work to Thomas the Tank Engine. The railway says Thomas is "hugely important" and has launched an appeal to help raise the money.
The director of five James Bond films from the 1980s has been back to one corner of Cambridgeshire that doubled as East Germany in one of the movies.
John Glen directed Octopussy which used the Nene Valley Railway near Peterborough in 1983 for one of the action sequences with the spy fighting atop a speeding train.