Friday, May 28, 2010

Guess Who's Back in Town

No, not Blue’s Clues or the Smurfs, but you’re getting warmer. He is big and blue.
That’s right. Thomas the Tank Engine, the No. 1, the cheeky little fellow with a heart of gold and a propensity for trouble is making his way to Snoqualmie. Thomas and Sir Topham Hatt will be welcoming 16,000 children and their adults to the Northwest Railway Museum this summer during Day Out With Thomas, The Celebration Tour. This isn’t just any old visit; this is a celebration of Thomas’ 65th birthday!

July 9 – 11 and 16 – 18 mark Thomas’ ninth visit to the Museum. Much like a small town preparing for the arrival of the circus, the Snoqualmie Depot is all abuzz with activity. Tents will soon sprout on the grounds of the Snoqualmie Depot. Those summertime scents of hot dogs and caramel corn will be in the air. Pizza, lattes and root beer will round out the offerings on the grounds. Music will be playing, balloons will loosen their strings and fly up into the sky and Thomas will puff back and forth between the Snoqualmie Depot and Snoqualmie Falls, carrying his cargo of happy children and satisfied parents.

New this year, we welcome the Sunset Valley Railroad, a live steam, G-scale garden railway modeling group to our event. And, live on our stage for the first time, Casper Babypants and Brian Vogel will be performing for your delight. They join long-time favorites, Nancy Stewart and Eric Ode. Don’t miss the HO-scale model train layout, the motor car rides, the steam engine cab tour or Clay Martin’s puppet theatre.

If it sounds like we are looking forward to it, you’re right, we are! You won’t want to miss it! Tickets are more than half sold out, so don’t delay. Visit the Snoqualmie Depot Bookstore and get your tickets today or purchase through TicketWeb.

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