Thomas returns to village
PENINSULA — Thomas the Tank Engine made the first of his two annual visits to the area May 18-19 to the delight of children who attended the “Day Out With Thomas” at Boston Mills Train Station.
The life-size Thomas, shown at bottom, is a 15-ton replica of the engine that pulled several Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad coaches throughout the festivities.
In addition to the train ride, families enjoyed train-related activities like a display of model trains. Shown at right (at center) are David Pilcher and his son Daniel, 3, of Dover, as they watch one of the trains make its way on the track.
An inflatable obstacle course train was a delight for Euclid’s Autumn Berg, 2, who is pictured at left with her father, Alan Berg.
Storytelling, clowns and temporary tattoos of Thomas and his fellow engines also were part of the fun. A food tent and gift tent with Thomas merchandise also is available at the site.
The event will continue May 25-27 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with train rides departing every 45 minutes. Tickets for the 25-minute train ride are $16 for ages 2 and older. The Boston Mills Station is located at 7029 Riverview Road. For reservations and more information, go to www.cvsr.com or call (800) 468-4070.
— By Kathleen Folkerth
Photos: Fred Durr