Thomas the Tank Engine Day

at Orange Empire Railroad Museum - November 9, 2002

Alex and I went to the Orange Empire Railroad Museum and road the Thomas Train. This was a really big deal for the OERM. It is their largest fundraiser. To their credit, they did a very good job. Food service was fast and the prices were reasonable. The activities were geared toward both parents and the 3-8 year old age group that are Thomas fans. 

Here are some photos from the day.

Also, go to their website.

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You have to look closely to see Alex driving. Ah, Photoshop!
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We had this entire car to ourselves. Nobody wanted to change. It was a nice car.

I'm decorated in AMTRAK colors, too.

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Before we rode the train we walked down to the end of the yard and sat on this speeder.
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Sir Topham Hatt and Alex. There was quite a line for this opportunity.
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Some clown gave Alex a couple of tattoos which he had to wash off when they dried and pinched him.

She was a nice clown, though.

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Amazing what a fake trolley with a twisty wheel can do for your attention span.
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Alex on the main line with the museum map. We got off the track before getting run over.
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"Hey Pop Pop, this is cool!"
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"Hi" from us.
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Yep, the entire car empty except for us.
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"I stepped in a mud puddle in a 40 acre field, Pop Pop."
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Thomas at the station.
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Thomas running down the main line. 
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We have matching Thomas Shirts. 

Aren't we cute!

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