Volunteers at the Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway have created their very own roaring T Rex train ‘Fido’ for Dinosaur Day.

The event takes place on September 8 from 10:30am to 4pm and will showcase the man-made fossil to visitors all day long.

Expert modellers worked as a team when it came to the task of building the huge carapace to cover one of the railway’s diesel engines.

Chris Leach, a Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Volunteer said: “We started with the internal framework, and then with the use of chicken wire, fibreglass. polyester resin and paint, we created ‘Fido.’

“We used bottle tops for some of the teeth and plastic cup lids for the eyes.”

Visitors who dress as their favourite dinosaur automatically get to ride the train for free.

No booking fee is required.

Tickets are on sale at £3 for adults and £1 for children aged from 5 to 15 years - under 5s ride for free.