Destination Good Times!
Thomas the Tank Engine is rolling into town with the Party Train Tour.

September 24-26 & October 1-3

Thomas and Percy are bringing all the fun! The Party tour is almost here and tickets are selling FAST! Don’t wait, there is limited capacity and purchasing tickets in advance is strongly encouraged.

Hop on board for a 25 minute real train ride with Thomas. Say hello to Sir Topham Hatt, stop in the party corner for lawn game fun, have a blast in the bubble zone & check out the gift shop for exclusive Thomas swag! We’re back on track for delivering fun & memories across the US. Capacity will be limited and advance tickets are strongly encouraged.

The event at the N.C. Transportation Museum includes Thomas and Percy train rides, children’s hay bale maze, bubble area, games and activities, model train layouts, food vendors, picnic shelters, a large gift shop, plus three exhibit buildings featuring North Carolina’s transportation history with rail cars, antique automobiles and a Wright Brothers flyer replica.

Contact the call center at: 1-866-468-7630. Hours are 8am-8pm CST/7 days a week.
Or email the museum at info@nctransportationmuseum.org

Food Vendors that will be on-site for Day Out With Thomas are below!

  • Civitan Club of Salisbury: Hot dogs, Hamburgers, Chicken fingers, Nacho Chips, Chips, Pizza
  • The Chill Shak: Funnel cakes, fried Oreos, lemonade shaved ice cotton candy nachos
  • Ole Doc Bell’s Wizard Elixir: Homemade Root beer, Birch Root Beer, Vanilla Cream Soda, and Lemonade
  • The Little Red Trailer Concessions: BBQ sandwich, burgers, hotdogs, corndogs, fried pickles
  • Roadway dawgs and grill: Hotdogs, Burgers, Subs, Steak and cheese fries
  • The Old 97 Kettlecorn Company: Kettlecorn, soft drinks
  • KC Concessions: Beef Polish Sausage, Grilled Chicken, New Jersey Steak, Gyros
Given the continued threat of COVID-19 and variants of the virus, face masks are required for indoor areas of the N.C. Transportation Museum. Advance reservations strongly encouraged.

TSA requires proper wearing of face masks on the train, per federal law. Failure to comply will result in denial of boarding or removal and may result in penalties under federal law. Children under the age of two and individuals with disabilities who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, because of the disability as defined by the Americans with Disability Act are exempt.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to make you aware of the following precautions in place for this great family event:

  • Cloth face coverings are required for all passengers onboard the trains per current TSA regulations.  Under Federal Law, masks must be properly worn covering the nose and mouth during the duration of the train ride.  Passengers under the age of two and any passengers who are unable to wear a mask due to a condition protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are exempt.
  • Boarding lines for trains will be expanded to allow for additional spacing between parties.
  • Capacity has been reduced on trains to allow for more seating flexibility and space.
  • Train cars are disinfected between runs.
  • Masks are required in indoor spaces of the museum (including buildings and stationary train cars) and are recommended outdoors anywhere social distancing is not possible.
  • Activities have been moved outdoors as much as possible.
  • “Breakfast With Sir Topham Hatt” will have additional space provided between parties at tables inside the stationary rail cars.  Tables and surrounding surfaces will be disinfected after use.  Masks will be required except when eating at the table.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be readily available throughout the event site.
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols are in effect throughout the event site.
  • Advanced ticket purchasing is highly recommended due to capacity restrictions on trains and to reduce the number of in-person ticket transactions.