The Day Out With Thomas Thrill of the Ride Tour was another successful event at the Northwest Railway Museum! Nearly 16,000 guests enjoyed a visit with Thomas the Tank Engine, and a multitude of activities. This 13th annual visit of that Very Useful Engine was skillfully staffed by many of the Museum's 130 active volunteers who contributed hundreds of hours doing everything from checking tickets to running the locomotive to guiding visitors to applying tattoos to emptying garbage. And the Santa Cruz Portland Cement 2 steam locomotive even made a cameo appearance to let everyone know about Snoqualmie Railroad Days on August 15 - 17. Check out these scenes from this year's fabulous event -
|Coach 218 was at the head of the|
train during Day Out With Thomas.
|Sir Topham Hatt greeeted|
visitors throughout the
|Motor car rides were a highlight for|
many children and their parents.
|A variety of Thomas-|
themed merchandise was
offered in the retail tent.
|Digital play stations debuted in this|
year's Imagination Station.
| Scratch the cat visited |
this year too!
|Eric Ode presented a variety of|
material throughout the event.
|Live steam locomotive models operated|
on a layout during the event.
|Photo opportunities with|
Thomas the Tank Engine
were available from JED
|Punch and Judy was performed by|
Clay Martin throughout the event.
|Great food from Snoqualmie Falls|
Candy Factory and Sahara's Pizza
was enjoyed by many throughout the
|Families could take their own photo|
with Thomas too!
|There were lots of learning|
|US Plywood 11 was a featured exhibit.|
|Santa Cruz Portland|
Cement 2 was a special
guest who will return on
Railroad Days, Aug 15 -
|The splendid newly rehabilitated|
interior in coach 218, a 1912-built
wood car that ran between Vancouver