THE world’s most famous fictional steam locomotive, Thomas the Tank Engine, will visit Canberra for the first time next month.Thomas will huff, puff and steam on a specially-built short track at the Canberra Railway Museum in Kingston as the centrepiece for two days as part of SPIN, a weekend celebration of all things that spin.
Visitors will also see the Garret 6029, the largest steam engine in the southern hemisphere, operational model engines, and go for a ride on miniature trains.
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.
The SPIN weekend event is the largest the society has housed on its own property.
SPIN weekend, 19-20 October, Canberra Railway Museum. 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 www.canberrarailwaymuseum.org, through the booking office on (02) 6232 6405 or at email@example.com