Thomas the Tank Engine to visit Fillmore & Western Railway Co. APRIL 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26
By Gazette Staff Writer — Wednesday, March 18th, 2009
Day Out With Thomas 2009: The Hero of the Rails Tour pulling into the Fillmore & Western Railway Co.
Fillmore, CA – It’s a bird! It’s a plane….wait…it’s a train? Thomas the Tank Engine™ is set to roll into Fillmore for the Day Out With Thomas™ 2009: The Hero of the Rails Tour. All Thomas fans are invited to spend the day with their favorite engine that always saves the day! The event, which takes place April 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 2009, will be hosted by Fillmore & Western Railway Co. and presented by HIT Entertainment and sponsored by The LEGO Group.
For more than six decades, children have been captivated by the courageous adventures of Thomas and his engine friends. Pulling out of the station for its 14th consecutive ride on the rails, the Day Out With Thomas 2009: The Hero of the Rails Tour will visit more than 40 cities in the United States and Canada. Day Out With Thomas is the only place for families to take a ride with a 15-ton replica of everybody’s favorite #1 engine, Thomas the Tank Engine, and enjoy Thomas-themed activities at the Imagination Station, including stamps, temporary tattoos and hands-on arts and crafts. Each year the tour grows, traveling to new destinations, adding new activities and welcoming new visitors. In addition, exclusive Thomas & Friends merchandise is available at Day Out With Thomas events including a 2009 Day Out With Thomas passenger car and commemorative t-shirts, pennants, engineer caps, frames, and more.
Thomas the Tank Engine, star of Thomas & Friends™, on PBS KIDS® and PBS KIDS SproutSM will be kicking off his Day Out With Thomas 2009: The Hero of the Rails Tour in March and is expected to welcome more than one million passengers through December. During the Day Out With Thomas 2009: The Hero of the Rails Tour, children will ride with Thomas up steep hills, around deep, blue lakes, and help him rescue his engine friends—if only in their imaginations. Day Out with Thomas 2009 activities include:
• A 25-minute (approximate) ride with Thomas the Tank Engine
The tour provides a unique, interactive family experience at every station, offering a variety of entertaining activities that reflect the local flavor of each stop. At Fillmore & Western Railway activities will include: Model Railroads displays, Jolly Jumps, Hay Maze, Bouncy Houses and more.
The approximately 25-minute train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine will depart every 45 minutes, rain or shine, with departure times at 9:00 am through 3:30 pm daily. Tickets for the Day Out With Thomas 2009: The Heroes of the Rail Tour are $18 plus tax for ages two and up.
Tickets are on sale now by calling toll-free 866.468.7630 or logging onto www.ticketweb.com/thomas For more information and directions contact the Fillmore & Western Railway Co. at 805-524-2546 or www.fwry.com.
For general information or to find a Day Out With Thomas 2009: The Hero of the Rails Tour event near you, visit www.thomasandfriends.com.
For media use only: For high-resolution downloadable artwork or additional information please go to www.hitnewsonline.com and select Day Out With Thomas 2009: The Hero of the Rails Tour Artwork.
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