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Archive for January, 2014

“the Polar Express” –

Friday, January 31st, 2014:

2004 moviemakers go after 'Polar Express' programs over copyright Because Van Allsburgs book is so slim and direct, it serves as only the barest bones for the story here. The movie borrows the books aura of 50s nostalgia: Hero Boys slippers have an embroidered Roy Rogers design on them, and the train has the cozy, wood-paneled, leather-seated look of old railroad cars. (Theres even a wonderful art deco club car, totally wasted on little tykes who are too young to smoke.) But because filming the actual book would give us a movie of about, oh, 12 minutes, this Polar Express […] Read More →

Model Citizen: Builder Donates Circus Train Replica

Friday, January 31st, 2014:

It took some effort, especially during this slow news day although we might have something beneficial for you to read. Read it below. He finished the last wagon in 2010. Now 76 and retired in Maryland, Kaspar is looking to downsize his model train collection. He gave one wagon to a Ringling museum in Florida, and decided after a 2012 visit to give the 47 circus train model to Circus World. He was looking to support a nonprofit that would make the model a permanent educational exhibit. I felt Circus World would be a good fit, Kaspar said. Initially encountered […] Read More →

Can’t Escape The Cold: Amtrak Train Turns Into The Polar Express

Friday, January 31st, 2014:

More >> While many Midwestern college students pile on layers to brave the frigid walk to classes in subzero weather, those attending one Wisconsin university on the windy shores of Lake Michigan can leave their coats in their... More >> Monarch butterflies drop, migration may disappear The number of Monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico plunged this year to its lowest level since studies began in 1993, leading experts to announce Wednesday that the insects' annual migration from the United... More >> The stunning and little-understood annual migration of millions of Monarch butterflies to spend the winter in Mexico is in […] Read More →

‘all Aboard The Polar Express’

Thursday, January 30th, 2014:

DON’T MISS THIS! South Shore Polar Express There you can watch the toy maker handcraft wooden toys and learn traditional Appalachian Christmas stories. Each child who visits The Storytelling Center in Appalachian tradition gets the gift of an orange, in true Appalachian tradition. Visitors to the store will learn the story of why Appalachian children get an orange in their Christmas stocking, as well as get to see, touch, and smell frankincense and myrrh. However, Hall runs everything entirely out of the goodness of his heart. He makes toys for children from one to 92 for nothing except the donations […] Read More →

35th Model Railway Show: ‘a Throwback For People To The Old Days’

Thursday, January 30th, 2014:

I think this could be great. Let's hope this really offers many insight. The train itself is also a good reflection of the America history and the development of national economy," said Temple. The show is a throwback for people to the old days," said Diana Bray, the Marketing Manager of Valley River Center. "We say it is a show that is good for kids of all ages. On Friday, hundreds of train lovers of different ages viewed the exhibit. Schiedler Check took his grandsons to the show. I have five grandsons, and they all run trains at home, Check […] Read More →

Lionel Little Lines Polar Express Train Set, A Worthy Christmas Present

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014:

This is also the time to give kids the gift of knowledge. The new Lionel Little Lines Polar Express Train Set 1 captures the true essence of this Christmas morning and gives kids plenty to explore. What is so amazing about this train set is that unlike other sets available in the market, it is very much for real. The set comes with 44 pieces which include complete layout of track switches, suspension bridge with stone arches, finely-detailed train with a steam engine and more. The complete train set creates an experience that fills play time with fun, imagination, creativity […] Read More →

All Aboard: Rail Fans Converge On Oceano Depot

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014:

Last night I was surfing around on the internet & identified this: Next stop, the world's largest model railroad! One man's spectacular construction that took 16 years to build No Comments Posted. Missoulian Civil Dialogue Policy Civil Dialogue Policy for Commenting on We provide this community forum for readers to exchange ideas and opinions on the news of the day. Passionate views, pointed criticism and critical thinking are welcome. Comments can only be submitted by registered users. By posting comments on our site, you are agreeing to the following terms: Commentary and photos submitted to the Santa Maria Times […] Read More →

The ‘polar Express’ Set To Pull In Ec

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014:

How a 113-Year-Old Company Boosted Holiday Sales on Facebook Last year we had 6,000 people, said Charlotte Patterson, museum education coordinator. The free event opens Saturday at 10 a.m. and runs throughout the day. There will be trains, crafts, refreshments and three screenings of the animated classic, Polar Express, 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. And while a free screening of the film might be enough to get folks to the museum, perhaps it is what will be inside the lobby of the grand building along Elizabeth Citys waterfront that will keep you in awe for hours. The Albemarle […] Read More →

All Aboard The Polar Express!

Monday, January 27th, 2014:

2004 moviemakers go after 'Polar Express' programs over copyright 29 through Dec. 22. Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad Where: Spooner, WI Why: Because its not every day you get to see Santa eating pizza. Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad serves up a pizza party with Santa during the two-and-a-half-hour train ride, followed by hot chocolate and holiday cookies on the journey home. This train departs each Saturday at noon through December 21. We noticed this encouraging good news piece located on It is so popular that suburbs throughout the Chicago area offer "Polar Express rides" as an annual Christmas event. But […] Read More →

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