Wednesday, June 28, 2006

News: Thomas goes to the queen's 80th birthday

What kid wouldn't have loved to be there. How about this line:
"Please would the following please pick up their children from the tent next to Thomas the Tank Engine?"

And JK Rowling was there signing books too. I guess my invite got lost in the mail.

Herald Sun: Royal magic an open book [27jun06]:

Monday, June 12, 2006

News: Thomas in Tweetsie

This article is pretty much like the couple dozen others that show up every week, every summer discussing the day out with Thomas. It's different in one way though: It devotes most of the column to giving a history of Thomas the Tank Engine. Thanks Jeff Eason for taking to time to research Thomas and for not just reiterating the Tweetie's press release. And I get a kick out of the name tweetsie. I might have to name my firstborn that. I laughed when I saw on that Thomas was coming to to tweetise railroad.

The Mountain Times Online: "By Jeff Eason

The story of how Thomas the Tank Engine was created is a tale of family, love and trains. That’s one of the things that makes Thomas perfect for the family fun theme park Tweetsie Railroad.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Question: Big Train Crash?

I know Thomas got into a bit of a mess in "Thomas Comes to Breakfast", but has he ever been in a really big train crash? I don't know if the series shies away from that for the most part or not. Harold crashes I know, but is "Breakfast" Thomas' biggest tumble? (Thomas' Big Tumble would make a great name for a book...)

Comment: Dream job for train fans?

I get the feeling this article kind of glmorizes things a tad but it seems that this guy has a good gig as a toy executive. It doesn't really have anything to do with Thomas the Tank Engine.

Article about Toy Train Executive