Nursery Today magazine

Choo Choo – All Aboard The Pendolino

Bigjigs Toys have been working in partnership with Virgin Trains to create a wooden version of the famous Virgin Pendolino 

Virgin Trains approached the wooden toy manufacturer back in January after the well publicised story of Bigjigs Rail making an audacious bid for the West Coast Main Line. 

Whilst the Department for Transport declined the bid, Bigjigs Toys and Virgin Trains have been working together to create a wooden Pendolino that would not look out of place on the UK’s busiest line. 

The wooden Pendolino comes complete with two engines and a carriage, all connected via a magnetic coupling system which ensures they can be added to. The train will also come complete with two pieces of Bigjigs Rail track. With an RRP of £12.99 and suitable for children aged 3 years+, this iconic train is set to be a must have for youngsters this Christmas.

Due for sale in November, the Wooden Pendolino will be available in independent toy shops up and down the UK and also at

George Poole, Marketing and PR Coordinator of Bigjigs Toys states, “We are delighted to have had the chance to work with Virgin Trains on this exciting project. It’s incredible to think that our bid for the West Coast Main Line has allowed us to create such an iconic train. We are sure there will be many happy rail enthusiasts this Xmas!”

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