Thomas and Friends chugging into Duluth next weekend

Thomas and Friends
Published: Jul. 29, 2022 at 8:33 AM CDT
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DULUTH, MN. (CBS 3 Duluth) - The iconic steam engine is chugging straight into Duluth next weekend.

Thomas the Tank Engine arrives at the North Shore Scenic Railroad on August 5th for two weekends of train rides, music, food and more.

The festival will open each morning at 8:00 A.M. and the first ride is at 9:00 A.M. Trains leave every hour until 4:00 in the afternoon. The event will be here August 5th through 7th and the 12th through 14th.

The annual Thomas and Friends celebration is a huge revenue booster for the Twin Ports, generating $3.5 million.

Additionally, festival organizers say they work to make the event a safe space for every Thomas fan.

“Thomas is for everyone but not everyone can be for Thomas,” Ken Buehler, the Executive Director of the Lake Superior Railroad Museum, said. “All the noise and confusion can be off-putting if someone is on the spectrum.”

On Thursday, August 11th, there is a special Sensory Friendly Day Out With Thomas.

Tickets are $22 per person and that gets you access to all activities at Day Out With Thomas.

For more information click here.

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