Thomas steaming into Miami for Gold Coast Railroad stop


By Sarah Gumina….
Thomas the Tank Engine is pulling into the Gold Coast Railroad Museum for the “Day Out With Thomas: Leader of the Track Tour,” presented by HIT Entertainment, a worldwide leader in children’s entertainment, and sponsored by MEGA Brands, a leading toy company.

This fun-filled event, to be conducted on three consecutive weekends in March, offers little engineers and their families the opportunity to take a ride with a 15-ton replica of Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular Thomas & Friends series. Children will ride along with their favorite hero on his latest adventure. The tour, now in its 16th year, is making stops in more than 45 U.S. cities, including Miami, and is expected to welcome more than one million passengers in 2011.

Attendees at the Day Out With Thomas event with have an opportunity to take a 25-minute (approximate) ride with Thomas the Tank Engine; meet Sir Topham Hatt, controller of the railway; take part in activities for the whole family, including arts and crafts, storytelling, video viewing, and live music.

There will be commemorative activities, merchandise and giveaways focusing on steam engines and diesel engines to celebrate the 2011 Thomas & Friends DVD movie Day of the Diesels (September 2011, Lionsgate).

Dates are Mar. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20, with departures leaving at intervals throughout the day beginning at 9 a.m. The museum is located at 12450 SW 152 St.

Tickets for Day Out With Thomas: Leader of the Track Tour 2011 are on sale now and available by calling Ticketweb toll-free at 1-866-468-7630, or by visiting online at or Ticket prices are $18 plus tax for ages 2 and up (service charges and fee may apply).

For more information and directions contact the Gold Coast Railroad 305-253-0063. For information on Thomas & Friends, visit online at

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