Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy return to Illinois Railway Museum

 
Submitted by Illinois Railway Museum
Updated 7/11/2018 9:25 PM
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  • Take a ride on Thomas the Tank Engine during the "Day Out with Thomas" event on Saturdays and Sundays, July 14-22.

    Take a ride on Thomas the Tank Engine during the "Day Out with Thomas" event on Saturdays and Sundays, July 14-22.

Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him and his best friend Percy for a day of big adventures and even bigger memories at "Day Out with Thomas: Big Adventures Tour 2018" at the Illinois Railway Museum. Children are invited to spend the day with their friend Thomas when the #1 Engine and Percy pull into Union on Saturdays and Sundays, July 14-22.

This fun-filled event offers children and their families the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy, stars of the popular Thomas & Friends series. In addition, they will meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway, and enjoy a day of Thomas-themed activities including crafts, photo ops, and much more. The tour, now in its 23rd year, will make 42 stops across the U.S. and Canada and is expected to welcome nearly one million passengers in 2018.

The visit includes a 25-minute (approximate) rides with Thomas and Percy; interactive story time and photo opportunity with Percy; a meet & greet with Sir Topham; and a Thomas & Friends Imagination Station featuring a variety of activities.

Children will receive a "Passport to Adventures" booklet to track their journey at the event and receive a special prize upon completion. There also will be Thomas & Friends-themed activities including crafts, photo ops, giveaways, and more; and storytelling, video viewing and live music.

The adventures will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends at Illinois Railway Museum, 7000 Olson Road, Union.

Tickets are on sale now and available by calling the Illinois Railway Museum at (815) 923-4391, ext. 452, or by visiting www.irm.org. Tickets are $21, plus tax, for ages 2 or older; service charges and fee may apply.

For more information and directions, call the Illinois Railway Museum at (815) 923-4391 or visit www.irm.org.

For information on Thomas & Friends, visit www.thomasandfriends.com.

Follow Thomas & Friends on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thomasandfriends and Twitter @ThomasFriends.

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