PHILLIPSBURG, NJ -

Train enthusiasts in Phillipsburg, New Jersey got to meet a very popular celebrity Saturday afternoon. Thomas the Tank Engine pulled into the train station to greet children.

'The Day out with Thomas' is family event that offered kids and parents the opportunity to take a ride with the classic children's television icon.

"Thomas the Tank Engine is here for a visit, and he's here from Soder. He's on his mystery on the rails tour. Sir Topumhat sent the trains out to find a special item for a Soder anniversary party." said train master Martin Den Blaeyker.

The children's icon will be in Phillpsburg through the weekend.