Families have the opportunity to have a day out with Thomas during three different weekends in September. Rides will be offered on Sept. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $18 for ages 2 and up and can be purchased online:

Ride behind a 15-ton replica of Thomas, star of the popular show Thomas & Friends, around the Colorado Railroad Museum's grounds.

Meet Sir Topham Hatt, controller of the railway; and participate in enjoyable activities for the entire family.

Entertainment includes arts and crafts, storytelling, video viewing, petting zoo, live music and magic shows!

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This story was written by Nicole Bouchard, Community Relations Intern.