All aboard! After 65 years, Thomas still popular with youngsters
SIKESTON -- Thomas the Tank Engine has been chugging along for nearly 65 years, and today the No. 1 blue engine remains, well, No. 1 with preschoolers.
"Thomas has been in our house for a long time," laughed Cheryl Tarter of Sikeston.
Tarter's 4-year-old son Austin currently likes to play with Thomas engines, and her oldest son, 7-year-old Leighton, used to love Thomas, too, Tarter said.
One of Austin's favorite things to do is line up his nearly 100-train collection. Austin said his favorite Thomas character right now is Kevin, a crane who helps the engines when they need repaired.
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