All Aboard for Thomas the Tank & Friends

Aspiring engineers and their grown-ups can ride with Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends this weekend.

It's a special event to help raise funds for maintenance of the volunteer, non-profit Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum.

This weekend, you can meet and take pictures with the Sir Toppham Hatt, Thomas' firm but kindly boss, enjoy live music, magicians, and a petting zoo.

Thomas the Tank Engine will depart every hour, rain or shine, Friday starting at 11:00 a.m., Saturday starting at 9:00 a.m., and Sunday at noon.