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New Train Sets Mean Continued Growth for Bachmann's Thomas & Friends™ Line

Philadelphia, PA . . . Bachmann Trains adds to their ever-growing Thomas & Friends line with three new train sets for 2008. Children of all ages can create new railway adventures with Thomas' Holiday Special, Thomas' Fun with Freight, and Emily's Passenger Train sets.

In Thomas' Holiday Special (Item No. 00682), Thomas hauls the Sodor holiday tree and won't let a little snow stand in his way. Wearing a familiar hat and armed with his trusty plow, this Really Useful Engine and his festive freight cars deliver winter fun to one and all.

The Thomas' Holiday Special set includes:

  • Thomas the Tank Engine with plow, holiday hat, and moving eyes
  • Open Wagon and tree with international-style hook and loop couplers
  • Candy Cane Tank Car with international-style hook and loop couplers
  • Decorated Coach with international-style hook and loop couplers
  • 47" x 38? oval of snap-fit E-Z Track® with 12 pieces of curved track , 1 piece straight track, and 1 straight plug-in terminal rerailer
  • Power pack and speed controller
  • Illustrated instruction manual
MSRP: $135.00; standard pack: 3

After the holidays, all are invited to share Thomas' Fun with Freight (Item No. 00683). Thomas always has an important job to do, and his railway friends are there to help. Many hands make light work, and now you can join Thomas, S.C. Ruffey, and the Conductor as they pick up and deliver their cargo.

The Thomas' Fun with Freight set includes:

  • Thomas the Tank Engine with moving eyes
  • S.C. Ruffey with international-style hook and loop couplers
  • Open Wagon - Red with international-style hook and loop couplers
  • Cream Tanker with international-style hook and loop couplers
  • Cattle Wagon with international-style hook and loop couplers
  • Conductor figure
  • 56" x 38? oval of snap-fit E-Z Track® with 12 pieces of curved track , 3 pieces straight track, and 1 straight plug-in terminal rerailer
  • Power pack and speed controller
  • Illustrated instruction manual
MSRP: $160.00; standard pack: 3

When the freight is delivered, it's time to climb aboard Emily's Passenger Set (Item No. 00684). Emily is a beautiful engine with shiny paintwork and gleaming brass fittings. After bravely rescuing two of her railway friends, Sir Topham Hatt rewarded Emily with a brand new pair of coaches. Now, adventurers of all ages can ride along on Emily's Passenger Set as she proudly displays her splendid passenger cars to all of Sodor.

Emily's Passenger Set includes:

  • Emily locomotive with moving eyes
  • Emily's Coach with international-style hook and loop couplers
  • Emily's Brake Coach with international-style hook and loop couplers
  • 47" x 38? oval of snap-fit E-Z Track® with 12 pieces of curved track , 1 piece straight track, and 1 straight plug-in terminal rerailer
  • Power pack and speed controller
  • Illustrated instruction manual
MSRP: $145.00; standard pack: 3

Each set features a locomotive with moving eyes and colorful cars from the Sodor Railway. Bachmann has faithfully reproduced more than twenty memorable residents of the Island of Sodor, a wide variety of freight cars and passenger coaches, and Sodor Scenery buildings. See page 3 of the 2008 Bachmann Trains catalog for a complete listing of Thomas & Friends™ products. Available at local hobby retailers.


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About Thomas & Friends
Thomas & Friends invites children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train and the words of a story. Thomas the Tank Engine was created by a father for his son more than 60 years ago. Today, families in more than 145 countries enjoy fun and adventure with their engine friends while experiencing timeless life lessons of discovery, friendship and cooperation. Thomas & Friends is making tracks to great destinations on PBS KIDS®, PBS KIDS SproutSM and with downloadable episodes available through iTunes. For more information about the world of Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends, please visit www.thomasandfriends.com.

Bachmann products for 2008 also include a wide selection of additional sets, separate sale items, and accessories in N, HO, O, On30 and Large Scale. Bachmann offers the most extensive line of model railroading products in the industry, and is the best-selling model train company in the world. Their home office phone for inquiries anytime during the year is 215-533-1600, and their web site is www.bachmanntrains.com.

Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends
Based on The Railway Series by The Reverend W Awdry

© 2008 Gullane (Thomas) Limited
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