Day Out With Thomas™

We will see you next year!

Thomas Welcomes Percy!


America’s favorite little blue engine is chugging and now talking his way into town with pal Percy by his side.

Join Strasburg Rail Road™ for a special Day Out With Thomas as Percy travels from the Island of Sodor for his first national tour!

For the special event, your ticket to Day Out with Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, opportunity to meet Percy, and a bonus train ride aboard our miniature steam train The Pint-Sized Pufferbelly.  You’ll find lots of other exciting activities, and a complete selection of Thomas merchandise in our gift shop.

View the Percy Fact Sheet for details on how Percy will contribute to all the fun of Day Out With Thomas.

What is Day Out With Thomas?

Day Out With Thomas is a family event that offers children and their grownups the opportunity to ride with classic story book friend Thomas the Tank Engine at heritage railroads nationwide. Parents, grandparents and siblings join their aspiring engineers in the fun. The Day Out With Thomas experience will engineer miles of smiles for the whole family and introduce a new generation to the timeless excitement of railroading.

Who is Thomas the Tank Engine?

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Thomas the Tank Engine, a Really Useful Engine, and his Island of Sodor friends have chugged their way into the hearts of preschoolers and grownups worldwide. Based on The Railway Series of classic stories authored by a father who loved trains and wanted 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.

What are the appropriate ages for Day Out With Thomas?

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

Where is the event?

301 Gap Road, Ronks, PA 17572  Click here for directions.

Do the regular Strasburg trains operate during the Thomas Event?

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

When do tickets go on sale?

Tickets will be available through Ticketweb ( no later than March 1 of each year. 2014 Day Out With Thomas tickets are currently ON SALE.

How do I purchase tickets?

For tickets and information visit or call 866.468.7630.

What is included in the ticket price?

A ticket for Day Out With Thomas includes the train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine 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. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt™, the Chairman of the Railway on the Island of Sodor. During the September and November 2014 events, an opportunity to ride behind Percy will be included as one of the many extra activities. (Future events with Percy are to be determined.) Click here to see included activities. Click here for additional tips on planning your Day Out With Thomas

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