All aboard: Thomas the Tank Engine pulls into Essex - WFSB 3 Connecticut

All aboard: Thomas the Tank Engine pulls into Essex

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ESSEX, CT (WFSB) -

The Essex Steam Train and Riverboat, a local historical attraction in the Connecticut River Valley, will host a "Day Out With Thomas: The Go-Go Thomas Tour 2013" in April and May.

The family-friendly event will be held April 27-28 and May 4-5, offering young train fans and their families the opportunity to take a ride with the classic storybook character, Thomas the Tank Engine.

The day will start out with a free shuttle train ride from the parking lot to Essex Station. Families will then board Thomas the Tank Engine for an exciting 25-minute ride filled with music, and children will get the chance to meet their favorite characters.

The event, now in its 18th year, is presented by HIT Entertainment and sponsored by MEGA Brands, a leading toy company, and all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels.

For more information about the event, click here.

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