He’s here… Thomas the Train traveled hundreds of miles, arriving at the North Bend Train Depot on Friday, July 5, 2013.
Northwest Railway Museum workers carefully unloaded Thomas and transported him to the Snoqualmie Depot, where he will get a few days of rest while the Railway Museum prepares for the 2013 Day Out with Thomas event; an event that draws hundreds of families to downtown Snoqualmie each summer.
If you’ve driven down Railway Ave this past week, you’ve probably noticed all the prep work happening around the Snoqualmie Depot. Fences are up and workers are readying the grounds for the big Thomas event that features a 25-minute train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™ to the top of Snoqualmie Falls. Kids also get a chance to meet Sir Topham Hat™ (railway controller), hear live music, operate model trains, eat lots of food food, play games, hear stores, see a puppet show, ride motor cars, see a clown and more.
Day Out with Thomas happens July 12th-14th and July 19th-21st. Although many of the afternoon slots of the Saturday and Sunday train times have sold out, there are still plenty of tickets available for both Fridays and later in the day on each Saturday and Sunday. Tickets ($21 age 2 and older) can be purchased online by visiting the Northwest Railway Museum Day Out with Thomas page.
Parking is free at Snoqualmie Elementary School, with a shuttle transporting patrons to the Snoqualmie Depot at 38625 SE King Street. Thomas the Train leaves the Depot every 45 minutes beginning at 9AM sharp each day of the event. It is recommended that families arrive an hour before their scheduled departure time.
Locals should prepare extra traffic in downtown Snoqualmie both weekends, as this is the Northwest Railway Museum’s biggest annual event. Welcome Thomas!