America’s favorite little blue engine, Thomas the Tank Engine, once again will chug into the 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–Mavis (October) and/or Percy (joining Mavis in September), and is packed with extra Thomas-related activities included with your Day Out With Thomas™ ticket.

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Everyone age 2 years old and older need an event ticket. Children ages 0-1 are free, but must sit on a lap for the train rides.

Thomas Train - $22 each - Includes Thomas train ride and all event activities.

Sodor Deluxe - $30 each - Includes three train rides: the 20-minute Thomas Train ride, 12-minute Percy and/or Mavis Train ride, and the 45-minute ride on the regular steam train, plus all event activities.

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 Mavis and/or Percy (Percy is there only in September) with the purchase of the Sodor Deluxe ticket!

Get more details on 2020 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 for 75 years! Based on The Railway Series of classic stories, first published in 1945 and 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 are available through Ticketweb ( . 

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.