America’s favorite little blue engine, Thomas the Tank Engine, is chugging into Strasburg Rail Road for an event of larger-than-life proportions! This family-favorite event features a ride with Thomas, offers the opportunity to ride with one of Thomas’s friends (Percy in June & September, Mavis in October), and is packed with extra Thomas-related activities included with your Day Out With Thomas™ ticket.

Visit Day Out With Thomas™

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Available Dates:
  • September 14-22, 2019
    (With Percy!)
  • October 25-27, 2019
    (Thomas, Mavis & the Strasburg Spooktacular)


Thomas Train - $21 - Ages 2 and up.  (Under 2 ride free but must sit on a lap) Includes Thomas train ride and all event activities.

Percy Package - $27 - Ages 2 and up. (Under 2 ride free but must sit on a lap) Includes 20-minute Thomas Train ride, plus a 12-minute Percy Train ride and all event activities.

Combo - $29.50 - Includes two train rides, the 20-minute Thomas Train Ride and the 45-minute ride on a coach class car of the regular steam train, plus all event activities. Ages 2 and up.

Sodor Deluxe - $34 - Includes three train rides: the 20-minute Thomas Train ride, 12-minute Percy Train ride, and the 45-minute ride on the regular steam train, plus all event activities. Ages 2 and up.

Your Day Out With Thomas ticket offers tons of “traintastic” fun at Strasburg Rail Road.

Your ticket to Day Out with Thomas includes a 20-minute train ride with Thomas and a variety of Thomas & Friends themed entertainment, including Storytelling and Video Viewing, Temporary Tattoos of Island of Sodor friends, an Imagination Station and more. Families also have the opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt™, the Chairman of the Railway on the Island of Sodor. At Strasburg Rail Road we offer a complete selection of Thomas the train merchandise including Thomas clothing, games and other keepsakes available for purchase in our gift shop. Additionally, guests have the option to include rides with Percy (June and September events only) and/or our regular steam locomotive. In October, Mavis joins Thomas for a special Halloween-themed event!

Get more details on 2019 Thomas activities. 

FAQs for planning your visit to Day Out With Thomas. 

Who is Thomas the Tank Engine?

Thomas the Tank Engine — known to many as Thomas the Train or simply Thomas — is a really useful engine, and his Island of Sodor friends have chugged their way into the hearts of preschoolers and their grownups worldwide. Based on The Railway Series of classic stories authored by a father who loved trains and desired a shared experience with his son, Thomas & Friends is a rite of passage that inspires the imagination while teaching the life lessons of friendship, exploration and cooperation. Learn more about Thomas here.

What are the appropriate ages for Day Out With Thomas?

Day Out With Thomas is a family event that welcomes passengers of all ages.

How do I purchase tickets?

For tickets and information visit or call 866.468.7630.

When do tickets go on sale?

Tickets will be available through Ticketweb ( no later than March of each year.

Where is the event?

301 Gap Road, Ronks, PA 17572 

Click here for driving directions, and bookmark a copy of our event map on your phone to help find your way around the property.

Do the regular Strasburg trains operate during the Thomas Event?

Yes! You may purchase tickets at the station for the regular 45-minute train during the Day Out With Thomas events.