A Day Out with Thomas (the Tank Engine)

Following our trip to Thirlmere earlier this year for the Thirlmere Festival of Steam, Nick and I made our way back down to Thirlmere again, this time for Trainworks’ event A Day Out with Thomas, visiting none other than our childhood friend Thomas the Tank Engine. Of course, some time ago when I asked Nick if he liked Thomas the Tank Engine as a kid, he said, “Of course, that was my jam”.

Sodor station
Sodor station
Distant view of Thomas the Tank Engine
Distant view of Thomas the Tank Engine

We didn’t get to see Henry in all his green glory because he was only available for viewing on the Saturday leg of the event (unfortunately), but we got to ride on a carriage pulled by Donald and we got to ride on good old Toby.

Our special favourite, Thomas, was just his usual self, albeit on display so all the kids could have a photo taken with him. There wasn’t much else, but compared to the hustle and bustle of the festival earlier this year, this event was less packed, even though the rides on Donald were fully booked. You were allowed to ride Toby unlimited times, and he just moved back and forth between the entrance to the Trainworks museum and the back of the museum.

Heck, they even named the train station Sodor. It was an enjoyable day.

Toby
Toby
Donald puffing steam
Donald puffing steam
Side view of Donald
Side view of Donald
Mini train rides
Mini train rides
Nick with Thomas
Nick with Thomas
Donald on his way!
Donald on his way!
Ice cream dot balls (mini melts?)
Ice cream dot balls (mini melts?)
Coal heating
Coal heating
Great supply of coal
Great supply of coal
Intensive labour required
Intensive labour required
View of the inside of the cabin
View of the inside of the cabin

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That looks an amazing day out! Was James the Red Engine there? He was my favourite. It’s a shame you couldn’t ride Donald, but at least you could ride on Toby! The mini Thomas looks great too. I’m looking at Thomas days out near me now, I’m getting a bit nostalgic.

Haha actually we did get to go on Donald. 🙂 There was only a miniature version of James, and not all the characters were there. 😞

I love love Thomas The Tank Engine! I watched it as a kid and loved the unique premise it had. I’m glad you and Nick had a great time there 😊

Wow! I feel a bit old. I was at least 10 or 11 years old when Thomas The Tank Engine came out. But, we had our own thing going on like He-Man and She-Ra and of course, Duck-Tales. So, I never had the opportunity to read Thomas The Tank Engine. My sister on the other hand, she might have, and of course, Barney and Lamb-Chop. *Sigh*. But, you guys looked like you had a fun day, regardless.

I grew up with Thomas the Tank Engine! I suppose the show aired at different times in different countries, too. He-Man was at least half a decade before my time, though my ex was really into it. I remember playing DuckTales computer games but don’t remember seeing much of the television show.

Thomas the Thank Engine was one of my favourite childhood show!
It’s so cool you got to go to such an event! 😄 😄

Awesome pictures, Georgie!