Thomas the Train and Percy Chug Into Union This August {with Giveaway}

Day Out with Thomas 2015 #DOWT  #ThomasObsessed [ad] #giveaway

All aboard for the biggest and best Thomas & Friends® celebration to date! Little engineers everywhere are invited to celebrate with Thomas when the #1 Engine and his best friend Percy™ pull into Illinois Railway Museum August 15 and 16, August 22 and 23 for Day Out with Thomas: The Celebration Tour 2015, presented by Fisher-Price and sponsored by MEGA Brands and all inclusive Hard Rock Hotels.

Thomas pulling into the station_HIGH

This fun-filled event offers little engineers and their families the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy, stars of the popular Thomas & Friends series. In addition, children will meet Sir Topham Hatt™, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas-themed activities including arts & crafts, storytelling and more.  The tour, now in its 20th year, will make 42 stops across the U.S. and Canada and is expected to welcome nearly one million passengers in 2015. This year also marks Thomas the Tank Engine’s 70th anniversary and fans are invited to partake in some special celebratory activities!

Sir Topham Hatt greets a young fan

This year, Thomas & Friends celebrates 70 years of friendship.  All aboard the Best Friends Express for an unprecedented year of Thomas-themed programs and activations as the #1 blue engine celebrates friendship with fans around the world.

WHO:                       Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy


·       A 20-minute (approximate) ride with Thomas

·       A 20-minute rid with Percy (additional ticket required)

·       Photo opportunity with talking Percy engine

·       Meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway

·       A Thomas & Friends Imagination Station; featuring stamps, temporary tattoos, hands-on arts & crafts, train tables, and coloring sheets.

·       Storytelling, video viewing and live music

WHEN:                    August 15 and 16, August 22 and 23

TIME:                       9:00 – 6:00 

WHERE:                  ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM, 7000 Olson Road, Union IL 60180

Tickets for Day Out with Thomas: The Celebration Tour 2015 are on sale now and available by calling Ticketweb toll-free 866-468-7630, or by visiting or  Prices are $21 for a ride on Thomas The Tank; $10 for Percy; plus tax for ages 2 and up (service charges and fee may apply). 

For more information and directions, contact the Museum at 815-923-4000 or 1-800 BIG-RAIL.

For information on Thomas & Friends, visit

Follow Thomas & Friends on Facebook at and Twitter @ThomasFriends  #DOWT  #ThomasObsessed

Thomas steams down the track_HIGH


Enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets to Day Out with Thomas! Winner’s tickets will be for Sunday August 23 at 3:30 and picked up by will call.   Rides for winners are on Thomas only. Photo identification will be required to pick up tickets at Will Call. Winner should arrive ONE HOUR before departure time to pick up tickets and board train.

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  1. Anna Shannon says

    My son would absolutely LOVE this!

  2. Would love to take our son! He would love this!

  3. This looks like so much for for kids and adults !! great giveaway ,thanks for the chance to win tickets

  4. We took my son two years ago and I think it’s about time we went again – he’d get so much more out of it. Great giveaway!

  5. My kids love Thomas!

  6. KATIE KLEIN says

    My boys get so excited every year when Thomas comes to town!

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