Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Day out with Thomas

It's that time of the year again!

Join the Strasburg Railroad in welcoming Thomas the Train to the tracks September 11th -19th. Bring the family to experience the railroad, see Thomas the Train and ride coaches pulled by the famous blue engine. We do this event yearly and it is always one of our favorite things to do.

I'm not sure if it is the beautiful ride the train takes along the country side, or watching our kids' faces light up when they see Thomas and the powerful Steam Engines, but my husband and I have as much fun as the kids. Tickets run $18 for ages 2 and up. Or you can purchase the Combo ticket and you can take two rides, on with Thomas and the other with Strasburg's own stream engine for $25 per person.

Click here for train times and to purchase tickets online. 
Tickets can also be purchase at the railroad, but purchasing them online guarantees you get the train at the time you want. 
Looking for ways to save money? 

Watch as Thomas pulls into the station and then hop aboard Strasburg's on steam engine, this ride is double the time of the Thomas ride and half the cost for children. The coach car is free for kids under 3. Admission for children 3-11 is $7 and adults just $14.

Why not make a day of it? 

Don't let the fun end there. Right across the street from the Strasburg Railroad is the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, home to more than 100 locomotives and rail cars on display. My kids loved this place. Many of the trains you can board and explore and in the back of the museum, kid's can explore the children's corner and learn more about how a steam engine works. Admission to the museum is children under 2-free, kids age 2-11-$8 and adults-$10.

If you aren't available to visit Thomas the Train at Strasburg in September, No worries! He'll be back
on the tracks from November 19th to the 24th.


  1. cool, i like the smiley face in the front of the train. its been years since i rode a train, when i did usually just the light trail transit. riding a steam engine trains would be neat. jazevox

  2. Oh how fun to ride on the train!