America’s favorite little blue engine is chugging into Strasburg Rail Road with pal Percy by his side. This family-favorite event is filled with train rides and value-added activities included with your ticket.

Day Out With Thomas™

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Regular Tickets

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

Percy Package - $27 - Ages 2 and up. (Under 2 ride free but must sit on a lap) includes Thomas Train ride, Percy Train ride and all activities.


Combo Tickets

Combo - $29.50 - Includes Thomas Train Ride, a ride on a coach class car on the regular excursion train and all activities.  Ages 2 and up.

Sodor Deluxe - $34 Includes Thomas Train ride, Percy Train ride, a ride on the regular excursion train and all  activities.  Ages 2 and up.

Join Thomas and Percy for a day of “traintastic” fun at the Strasburg Rail Road!

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 joins the No. 1 engine for a national tour.

For the special event, your ticket to Day Out with Thomas includes a 20-minute train ride with Thomas, as well as lots of other exciting activities and a complete selection of Thomas merchandise in our gift shop.

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 storybook 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?

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 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.

When do tickets go on sale?

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

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. An opportunity to ride behind Percy is also available as an add-on. Click here to see included activities. Click here for additional tips on planning your Day Out With Thomas.