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Day out with Thomas


East Lancashire Railway, Bolton Street Station, Bolton Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0EY

Tel: 0333 320 2830

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Day out with Thomas

Join Thomas, the number one blue engine, for a train ride like no other. Meet Sir Topham Hat before everyone's favourite loco heads into the station for boarding, then take off on a steam train trip along the line before visiting Bury Transport Museum for Thomas themed stories and activities, socially distanced entertainment and performances from Sodor's cheeky station sweepers, Rusty and Dusty. 


Your experience starts at the timed entry on your ticket. You can arrive up to 45 minutes in advance. Arrive at Bury Bolton Street Station (postcode: BL9 0EY) and once you have gained admission, the excitement builds as you walk to the platform.

Sir Topham Hat will be meeting and greeting guests as Thomas leads his carriages into the station for boarding. Once the train is ready to depart, Thomas takes the train for a 45 minute round trip along the scenic journey through Burrs Country Park and Summerseat, to arrive at the beautiful station at Ramsbottom. After a short stop, Thomas remains at the north end of the train as one of our heritage diesel locomotives returns the train to Bury.

Upon arrival into Bury Station, guests can then make the short walk to the nearby Bury Transport Museum complex where ticketholders can access additional entertainment including:

Performances by Rusty and Dusty, Sodor’s cheeky station sweepers - These two cheeky members of station staff will be meeting, greeting, singing and dancing throughout the weekend, so head over to the Bury Transport Museum and say hello!

Thomas-themed stories and activities in the Imagination Station

Socially distanced entertainment including Magic Shows

Please note: Due to the uncertainty of restrictions, changes may be necessary to this event. Customers will be contacted by e-mail with details of any changes.

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