Thomas the Tank Engine making annual trip to Virginia City |

Thomas the Tank Engine making annual trip to Virginia City

All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him for a day of big adventures and even bigger memories at Day Out with Thomas: Big Adventures Tour 2018. Children everywhere can spend a day with their friend Thomas when the #1 Engine pulls into the Virginia City on Oct. 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28. Day Out with Thomas: Big Adventures Tour 2018 is presented by Mattel.

This fun-filled event offers children and their families the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular Thomas & Friends series. In addition, they will meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas-themed activities including crafts, photo ops, and more. The tour, now in its 23rd year, will make 42 stops across the U.S. and Canada and is expected to welcome nearly one million passengers in 2018. A ‘Passport to Adventures’ booklet for children will be available to track their journey at the event and receive a prize upon completion.

The 25-minute train rides will depart from the 1870 V&T Depot, 166 S. F St., Virginia City, hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on each day.

For tickets, call Ticketweb toll-free at 866-468-7630, or go to

Ticket prices are $19 plus tax for ages 2 and up (service charges and fee may apply).

For information and directions, contact the Virginia & Truckee Railroad at 775-847-0380 or

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