Thomas the Tank Engine™ to Visit Fillmore

April 13, 2007
Santa Paula News
Peep! Peep! Thomas the Tank Engine is set to roll into Fillmore for the Day Out With Thomas 2007: All Aboard Tour. The event, which takes place April 20 - 22 & 27 - 29, will be hosted by Fillmore & Western Railway Co.,, at 351 Santa Clara St in Fillmore. For more than six decades, children have been captivated with the tales of Thomas the Tank Engine. Pulling out of the station for its 12th consecutive ride on the rails, the Day Out With Thomas 2007: All Aboard Tour will visit 47 cities in the United States and Canada. Day Out With Thomas is the only place for families to take a ride with a 15-ton replica of everybody’s favorite #1 engine, Thomas the Tank Engine, and enjoy Thomas-themed activities at the Imagination Station, including stamps, temporary tattoos and hands-on arts and crafts. Each year the tour grows, traveling to new destinations, adding new activities and welcoming new visitors.Thomas the Tank Engine, star of Thomas & Friends(tm), on PBS KIDS(r) and PBS KIDS SproutSM will be kicking off his Day Out With Thomas 2007: All Aboard Tour in March and is expected to welcome more than 1 million passengers through December. This limited-engagement experience features a variety of Thomas & Friends-themed entertainment for the entire family, including:* A 25-minute (approximate) ride with Thomas the Tank Engine* The opportunity to meet and take a photo with Sir Topham Hatt(tm), Controller of the Railway* A Thomas & Friends Imagination Station; featuring stamps, temporary tattoos, hands-on arts and crafts activities and coloring sheets.* Storytelling, video viewing and live music
The tour provides a unique, interactive family experience at every station, offering a variety of entertaining activities that reflect the local flavor of each stop. At the Fillmore & Western Railway Co., other activities will include jolly jumps and much more.The approximately 25-minute train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine will depart every 50 minutes, rain or shine, between 9:00am and 3:30pm daily. Tickets for the Day Out With Thomas 2007: All Aboard Tour are $16.00 for ages two and up.Tickets are on sale now and are available by calling toll-free 866.468.7630 or logging onto For more information and directions contact the Fillmore & Western Railway Co. at 805-524-2546 or visit

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