Day Out With Thomas™ Arrives at Strasburg Rail Road

June 12-20, 2010

All aboard for the best birthday party ever! Thomas the Tank Engine is set to roll into Strasburg Rail Road for Day Out With Thomas: The Celebration Tour 2010. All Thomas fans are invited to spend the day with their favorite engine and celebrate his 65th birthday from June 12-20, 2010. This nine-day event will include activities and excitement for the whole family.

* A 22-minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine
* The opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt™, Controller of the Railway
* A Thomas & Friends™ Imagination Station, featuring stamps, temporary tattoos, hands-on arts and crafts activities and coloring sheets
* Storytelling and video viewing
* Ride on the Cagney, a miniature steam train
* “Steer” the pint-sized Cranky Cars around a track
* Ride Strasburg Rail Road’s hand-powered Pump Car
* 2010 commemorative merchandise and giveaways, including a mini-view finder giveaway that tells the story of Thomas’ upcoming adventure, Misty Island Rescue
* Shop a large selection of Thomas merchandise, including toys, books, railway sets, DVD’s, apparel and more

Day Out With Thomas: The Celebration Tour 2010 will welcome roughly 40,000 fans to Strasburg Rail Road during the June, September and November visits. Pulling out of the station for its 15th consecutive ride on the rails, Thomas will make stops in more than 45 US cities. This year also marks Thomas the Tank Engine’s 65th publishing anniversary and fans will participate in many Thomas-themed celebratory activities! Children can make birthday cards for Thomas at the Imagination Station and then upload them on the official Thomas and Friends website. Kids will also receive a discovery map during their visit. As they visit each activity center they will receive a stamp. Once the discovery map is full of stamps the kids will receive a Thomas and Friends prize!

The 22-minute train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine will depart every 45 minutes, rain or shine. Check for specific train times. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended. Ticket prices are $18 for ages 2 and up (service charges and fees may apply). Purchase tickets for Day Out With Thomas: The Celebration Tour 2010 by calling Ticket Web toll-free at 866-468-7630, or by visiting or

To purchase tickets or view a detailed train schedule, visit or call 717-687-7522.