Sunday, March 31, 2013

Thomas the Tank Engine Coming to Canada

Mark your calendar - I just heard that Thomas the Tank Engine is coming to Canada this summer. He'll visit:
Tickets are available through Heritage Park (Calgary) and Ambassatours (Saint John) or directly through TicketWeb for all locations.

In Calgary, I assume they will go around the loop inside the Park. (FAQ)

In Saint John, the train will depart from Long Wharf (near Harbour Station) and cross the Reversing Falls bridge to behind Moosehead Breweries, then come back for a total of 24 minutes. They start departing at 9 AM and continue until 5 PM, so there will be plenty of opportunities to ride or photograph the train.

As far as I can tell, the host railroad provides the coaches and a diesel to do the actual work, and the Thomas engine provides the steam and photo opportunities. There will be plenty of other Thomas sights and activities at the site, including photo ops with Sir Topham Hatt™.

Here are a couple of videos showing Thomas at work. The first shows Thomas in St. Thomas, Ontario.
The second shows Thomas at the Gwili Steam Railway in Wales. He's smoking it up!

Links:

Calgary:

Saint John:

EDIT: Added some more dates.

2 comments:

Prashant S Akerkar said...

Dear Thomas

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/railroad
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rail_transport
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_geometric_shapes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PC_game
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_game


Straight line segments
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclic_polygon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balbis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentagon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octagon


Curved
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellipse
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reuleaux_triangle
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphere
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentagram

Not composed of circular arcs
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archimedean_spiral
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astroid
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_ellipse
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomahawk_(geometric_shape)

Do you feel by using different types of Geometrical Shapes viz Ellipse, Pentagon, Astroid etc can help in modeling different types of Railroads i.e. aid in actual construction of new rail routes, rail tracks as well as help in constructing railroads toys for the same.

Also is it possible to design and develop new computer games and video games modeling new rail routes/tracks ?.

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

Prashant S Akerkar said...

Dear Steve

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/railroad
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rail_transport
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_geometric_shapes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PC_game
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_game


Straight line segments
--------------------------------

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclic_polygon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balbis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentagon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octagon


Curved
----------

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellipse
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reuleaux_triangle
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphere
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentagram

Not composed of circular arcs
------------------------------------------

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archimedean_spiral
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astroid
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_ellipse
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomahawk_(geometric_shape)

Do you feel by using different types of Geometrical Shapes viz Ellipse, Pentagon, Astroid etc can help in modeling different types of Railroads i.e. aid in actual construction of new rail routes, rail tracks as well as help in constructing railroads toys for the same.

Also is it possible to design and develop new computer games and video games modeling new rail routes/tracks ?.

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar