After 20 years, it is time to close Thomas' Trackside Station.
The face of retail has changed. When we first opened our store and website, we were one of four exclusively Thomas retailers in the country. Manufacturers would only sell Thomas products to the small guys like us. We were special.
Then, the big guys took over. Thomas can now be found just about anywhere, including the big box stores and on deep discounting websites. We just can't compete. We still have the best selection, great customer service and we know the product inside-out. But as we said, the face of retail has changed.
We are proud of the role we have played in building the Thomas & Friends brand and in a way, we feel like we are letting go of a family member.
We have spent many, many hours packing your orders, hearing stories of your Thomas birthday parties, getting to know you and your children personally.
We know product numbers by heart, can tell you why Steamies don't like Diesels and we can build the biggest and best wooden layout your little engineer can imagine. Heck, we even attended the premiere of "Thomas and the Magic Railroad" in California and met Alec Baldwin. We have been blessed.
Thank you Thomas, Percy, Gordon and James for a lot of good years.
And thank you, our customers, for supporting our small business.
From our family to yours, "Peep! Peep!"