Day Out With Thomas is a family event that offers aspiring engineers and their grownups the
unique opportunity to ride with storybook friend Thomas the Tank Engine at the Illinois Railway Museum.
Since Thomas the Tank Engine left the depot more than 60 years ago, this 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.
Through Day Out With Thomas, parents, grandparents and siblings will join preschoolers on this
journey. The experience will engineer miles of smiles for the whole family and introduce a new
generation to railroading.
Discover Thomas the Tank Engine!