A GIVEAWAY FOR A DAY OUT WITH THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE AND FRIENDS AT THE ORANGE EMPIRE RAILWAY MUSEUM!
Last spring, I set up a field trip for a group of students from Celebration Education to visit The Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, California. Earlier in the week they had learned about The United State’s Westward Expansion and the First Transcontinental Railroad.
According to history.net “The First Transcontinental Railroad was built crossing the western half of America and it was pieced together between 1863 and 1869. It was 1,776 miles long and served for the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States to be connected by rail for the first time in history.”
Here’s a poster from the grand opening of the First Transcontinental Railroad stop in Omaha, Nebraska.
The Orange Empire Railway Museum has been preserving Southern California’s railway history since 1956. The museum houses over 200 historic railway cars and locomotives from Los Angeles and the West and their mission is to educate the public on the technology, history, and impact of the rail transportation industry.
Their Railway Collection includes:
- Red Cars – Pacific Electric
- Yellow Cars – L.A. Railway
- Santa Fe
- Southern Pacific
- Union Pacific
- 3-Foot Gauge – Grizzly Flats
Orange Empire Railway Museum is open 365 days a year and hosts train and trolleys rides for patrons on the weekends.
Coming up in November, beloved children’s choo-choo train Thomas and his railway friend Percy are chugging into the Orange Empire Railway Museum to greet fans of all ages!
Departure dates are Nov. 8, 9, 11, 15 and 16
Day Out With Thomas™: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014 offers aspiring engineers and their families the opportunity to take a 25-minute ride with the famous #1 engine. This year, for the first time, Percy, the locomotive, will be at the Orange Empire Railway Museum. Children can also meet Sir Topham Hatt®, the Superintendent of the Railroad.
Spend the day enjoying a wide range of activities perfect for children.
- See and hear Thomas The Tank Engine talk to his fans for the very FIRST time!
- Stop by the Thomas & Friends Imagination Station with train tables and building activities.
- There will be Thomas-themed stamps, temporary tattoos, arts and crafts, storytelling and videos.
- There will also be games, coloring, live children’s music, a petting zoo, bounce houses, sing-alongs and a Thomas gift store.
- Plus street car and trolley rides for the entire family!
Tickets start at $21 for ages two and older. For ticket purchases and information, call the Orange Empire Railway Museum office at 951-943-3020 or click here.
BONUS TIP: Families should arrive no later than one hour prior to scheduled departure.
The Orange Empire Railway Museum is giving away a Family Four Pack of Tickets to attend A Day Out With Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends on either Nov. 15 or Nov. 16!
Happy Field Tripping,
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