Tommy, Can You Hear Me?

Once gain, hitting up that sweet, sweet 2018 backlog. Back in September I went to see and ride Thomas the Tank with Bethany, Nora, and Bethany’s friend Harvey and her kids.

I frequently go down to the Boone Scenic Valley Railroad when Thomas is in town, but this was my first experience riding Thomas.

Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the day:


Thomas the Tank - 2018

Thomas the Tank - 2018

Thomas the Tank - 2018

Thomas the Tank - 2018

Thomas the Tank - 2018

Thomas the Tank - 2018

Thomas the Tank - 2018

Thomas the Tank - 2018

Thomas the Tank - 2018

Thomas the Tank - 2018

Thomas the Tank - 2018

Thomas the Tank - 2018

Thomas the Tank - 2018

Thomas the Tank - 2018

Thomas the Tank - 2018

Thomas the Tank - 2018

Thomas the Tank - 2018

Thomas the Tank - 2018

Thomas the Tank - 2018

Thomas the Tank - 2018

Thomas the Tank - 2018

Thomas the Tank - 2018

Thomas the Tank - 2018

Thomas the Tank - 2018

Thomas the Tank - 2018

Thomas the Tank - 2018

Thomas the Tank - 2018

Thomas the Tank - 2018

Thomas the Tank - 2018

Thomas the Tank - 2018

Thomas the Tank - 2018

Thomas the Tank - 2018

Thomas the Tank - 2018

Thomas the Tank - 2018

I’m not a parent, but I think that bringing kids over to see Thomas is a pretty good deal. While riding Thomas might be something of a rip-off, there is plenty of other things to do there for free. Riding Thomas also gets you a free ride on the trolley, so that makes it a little bit less of a rip-off.

Anyways, Nora loved it!

8 thoughts on “Tommy, Can You Hear Me?”

  1. It is cruel that you think it is okay to mock Thomas the Tank because he doesn’t have ears.

  2. Are you sure that we might just not be able to see them, but they still don’t work? I mean, he also can’t see you, but he clearly has eyes.

  3. He definitely can see me. His eyes even move. Sometimes. Depending on his current state of repair.

    A couple years ago he had a lazy eye, but that has since been fixed, by the world’s best train optometrists, no doubt!

    Although, there are multiple Thomases touring the country, so it is possible that lazy eye Thomas is still out there.

  4. It is really hard to communicate with a deaf train.

    I can hold fingers up, but without knowing sign language, how is he supposed to know what I am doing. Sure, he can talk, but he has a speech impairment, called being British.

    Plus, do you think a big star like that just talks to the ordinary Joe Schmoe like me?

  5. I always have hoped that Tommy was a train of the people, since he has kids’ sticky fingers touching him all day long. (I was going to make an Uncle Ernie reference there, but it seems really unseemly.)

  6. I’m pretty sure that he is half a step away from being the Goblin semi in MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE.

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