2007 SUMMER

Litchfield, CT --
Contact: Janet L. Serra
Ph: 800-663-1273
Email: lhcvbnwct@aol.com
For Immediate Release

Young fans and their families can enjoy a ride with their storybook friend, Thomas the Tank Engine, and take part in a day of railroad fun at the Fifth Annual Day Out With Thomas festivities to be held at Library Park in Waterbury, Connecticut for two weekends, Friday to Sunday, August 3 to 5 and August 10 to 12. Thomas trains will depart from Waterbury Union Station every 45 minutes from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Tickets are $16, and are sold for a specific day and time. Advance purchase is recommended for this popular event. Tickets may be purchased by phone at 866-468-7630 or on the Internet at www.ticketweb.com. The event goes on rain or shine.

Thomas Days are celebrated each year at heritage railroads nationwide. For the Waterbury Days sponsored by the Railroad Museum of New England and Naugatuck RR Company, the hero of the much-loved children's book series will be chugging off as the engine leading 25 minute rides into the countryside. Sir Topham Hat, the dapper chairman of the fantasy railroad, also will be on hand to pose for photos with young admirers. A host of themed entertainment, including storytelling, videos, temporary tattoos of Thomas and his friends, and an Imagination Station with lots of arts and crafts projects underway will be located at Library Park.

For more information on family activities nearby and a free copy of UNWIND, a 112-page color guide to lodging, dining and all the attractions in the Litchfield Hills of Northwest Connecticut, contact the Northwest Connecticut Convention and Visitors Bureau, PO Box 968, Litchfield, CT 06759, (800) 663-1273, or visit their web site www.litchfieldhills.com.