Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Thomas with little boy in train hat - Teddy Schupack by Rachel Schupack


July 30, 2015 Susan Crane (215) 247-5777 x121

Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Weekend at Morris Arboretum

Visit Morris Arboretum’s Garden Railway on Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9 to see Thomas, Percy, Emily and the whole gang take over the tracks! Teddy Schupack, a big fan of Thomas, watches as the Tank Engine and its two coaches, Annie & Clarabel, chug along the quarter mile track that features seven loops and tunnels with 15 rail lines, two cable cars, and nine bridges. This magical world, complete with miniature buildings surrounding the tracks, is created entirely of natural materials and nestled among woody plants, colorful annuals and perennials. The finished product is an enchanting landscape that never ceases to delight visitors both young and old. Free with regular garden admission. For more information about Morris Arboretum, please check the website,, or call 215-247-5777.