Thomas the Tank Engine appearing at SPIN festival

Barcham 19 September 2013


SPIN: Weekends on Wheels has just upped it’s profile by securing one of the world’s biggest celebrity vehicles to appear as a part of their program.

So mark the dates in your calendar, and get ready to use your offspring as an excuse to go see Thomas for yourself.

Thomas the Tank Engine, the world’s most famous fictional steam locomotive, will visit Canberra for the first time for the big SPIN weekend on 19-20 October.

Thomas will huff, puff and steam on a specially-built short track at the Canberra Railway Museum in Kingston as the centrepiece of two days of railway-themed family fun.

Tickets to Hub Capital: Kingston are now on sale. Visitors can see the Garret 6029 – the largest steam engine in the southern hemisphere – and operational model engines, and go for a ride on miniature trains.

The admission price include other entertainment like a jumping castle, face painting, glitter tattoos and balloon modelling.

Heritage trains will leave the museum station every half-hour for return trips to Fyshwick, with passengers asked to arrive 20 minutes before the scheduled departures.

Refreshments will be available in heritage dining cars, and on Sunday the Canberra Brass Inc will perform throughout the day.

Tickets ($20.60 for adults, $82.70 for a family of five with children under two admitted free) include museum entry, miniature train ride and heritage train ride. They can be booked online at, through the booking office on (02) 6232 6405 or at

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