The Day Out With Thomas tour, now in its 16th year, is expected to welcome more than 1 million passengers in 2011.
Thomas the Tank Engine will sidetrack at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum the next two weekends, giving kids an opportunity to spend a Day Out With Thomas. On this Leader of the Track Tour, little engineers and their families can take a 25-minute ride pulled by a 15-ton replica of the iconic engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt and take part in family activities such as storytelling, video viewing, arts and crafts, magic shows and miniature golf. Rides are scheduled between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and May 20-22, leaving from Grand Junction Station, 4119 Cromwell Road. Tickets are $19 plus tax for ages 2 and up. To purchase, call 866-468-7630 or visit www.ticketweb.com/thomas. To reach TVRM, call 894-8028 or visit www.tvrail.com.