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    Yesterday we headed up the freeway to scenic Perris, California where they have the 3rd largest railroad museum in the country (take that Sacramento) and the only Southern California stop for the Day Out With Thomas.



    That's a roving circus of Thomas the Tank Engine merchandise and a real live Thomas the Tank Engine. At least its a Thomas mockup that goes on the rails. It's not an actual engine.

    We got there around 11:40 and toured some of the exhibits before our scheduled ride on the Thomas train at 2:30.

    An old LA City trolley car.


    The Adam and Michelle campaign whistle stop tour.


    A mail car.



    (I was fascinated by the idea of a toilet in the mail car. OSHA is everywhere.)

    We found this one car that I'm not sure we were even supposed to be on. The door was open but there were no lights.





    Toilet again.





    A restored steam engine.



    The gift shop features knock off train Go-Bots Transformers (Damn you LuvsLilo!).


    A restored but not running LA City Trolley.




    Finally it was time for the main event.





    After the ride on the Thomas train someone *cough* Adam *cough* was getting a bit fussy so we headed back to the car and got on our way home. Fun day, and a nice museum.
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    I love seeing you guys but old trains ewwww they look germ infested :lol: I love seeing your pics, but they kept me thinking "wask my hands " wash my hands" :lol: Always good to see your reports Matt

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      I love old trains, ships, airplanes, and buildings I don't know why, but I love them. Thank you for sharing.

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        Cool photos trains back then look a little more comfortable then todays public transportation

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          Thanks for sharing. I hope Adam had a wonderful time

          Yuck, some of those trains need a dusting. And thanks Matt, I've always wondered what a toilet on a mail train looked like:lol:

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            Originally posted by Matt Hamand View Post
            We found this one car that I'm not sure we were even supposed to be on. The door was open but there were no lights.





            We'll save your toilet fascination for another day... but this picture made me giggle! I love how it goes with your caption of it -- Michelle looks like she is waiting to get caught somewhere she isn't sure she is supposed to be!
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              That is such a cute trip report! And Thomas... Okay I now have to tell one family at work about that.

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                looks like it was a great day!


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                  Very nice. Thanks for sharing. If I'm ever in PErris I'll drop by it!

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                    Looks like that place has really grown!! The last time I was there was back in the early to mid 80's. Yeah.... its been that long.

                    What a great way to spend some time on a weekend! Looks like the one train was waiting for resoration. Thanks for sharing the pics!




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                      We did have a lot of fun and we didn't even see half the stuff that was there. Adam does like trains. I don't think I've ever seen so many little boys in one place lol.
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                        Wow, what a cool museum. Thanks for sharing the pics, looks like you had a great time.
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                          You were there this past Saturday? So was I!

                          Ta Da!

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                            ^ I knew you were going to be there with your son and I was hoping you guys would all run into each other. Did you guys have fun too?

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                              ummmmmmmmmmm the next time you go to a train museum, you take me, k? kthanksBYE.

                              Love the pics though!
                              Good morning, son
                              In twenty years from now
                              Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
                              And I can tell you 'bout today
                              And how I picked you up and everything changed
                              It was pain
                              Sunny days and rain
                              I knew you'd feel the same things...


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