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Archive for March, 2014

Let The Magic Roll: Polar Express Sets Course For North Pole

Monday, March 31st, 2014:

It is been sort of a slow news day, but we did regulate to find something worth posting. What do you think? How a 113-Year-Old Company Boosted Holiday Sales on Facebook "We have been able to put together an outstanding group of passionate and talented people who want to be involved in bringing the magic of the Polar Express to the Capital region." The North Pole set is being constructed by a nationally recognized set designer who, among other notable credits, has produced stage sets for the Oprah Winfrey show. It is sure to be a highlight of the round-trip […] Read More →

Hudson Valley Railroad Society Chugs Happily Along In Historic Hyde Park Train Station

Monday, March 31st, 2014:

At many point we all suffer from info overload, and on account of this we can miss vital news developments. We located this tidbit of news that could be incredibly worthwhile. Take a look: There were two trains, one weighed 1,800 tons that broke a coupling twice, Toll said. There was an armed soldier every 20 feet of the way. Toll also noted that Cornelius Vanderbilt started the New York Central Railroad, which owned the station and its property before selling both to the town of Hyde Park. Since the Vanderbilts had one of their mansions right here, this station […] Read More →

All Aboard! Real-life Polar Express Chugs Through Michigan

Sunday, March 30th, 2014:

"A steam locomotive is more like a living, breathing thing," he says. "As it's running, it has a pulse. It has a character." Soon the train will leave for its hourlong run to the "North Pole," aka Ashley, Mich., where Santa Claus is waiting. It's a magical scene, fit for a storybook or a movie as long as you're not the one shoveling the coal, which the 1225 train crew still has to do during parts of the trip. While steam locomotives are romantic, they're not very efficient, says Chief Mechanical Officer Kevin Mayer, so they seemed doomed to extinction […] Read More →

Update: Polar Express Train Derails Just Outside Utica, So Santa Travels To See The Children

Sunday, March 30th, 2014:

We have already been anticipating this news for a tiny while, it's wonderful to see a few more data finally trickle out. This looks vaguely familiar & I think I've heard a lot of the points before. In any case, there are often several more details that may be gleaned from these news articles. Ride the Polar Express: The five best North Pole train rides in the west More than 300 passengers were on the train, but only one person was hurt, with a "minor, minor injury," said a dispatcher for the Utica Fire Department. After the mishap, Santa journeyed […] Read More →

Ho Scale Fleischmann | Ebay

Sunday, March 30th, 2014:

Often you could miss the needle in the haystack, specifically when there's a great deal of hay. We use are news gathering approaches to locate this bit of details for you. Here it is now: Please contact customer support if you need help. Submit *Learn about pricing Amounts shown in italicized text are for items listed in currency other than U.S. dollars and are approximate conversions to U.S. dollars based upon Bloomberg's conversion rates. For more recent exchange rates, please use the Universal Currency Converter This page was last updated: Mar-30 06:47. First encountered at http://bit.ly/15bFT3K Read More →

Catskill Mountain Railroad Touts Plans For Kingston-ulster Operation In 2014

Saturday, March 29th, 2014:

Warner Brothers is going to do a heavy promotional push during the re-release of the movie, he said. With the Peanuts train, we did a small version of that last year and we partnered with John Gill and he put in a pumpkin patch for us, Gillis said. That was phenomenally successful. We ran a sold-out train and had to run an extra train because With all of the product introductions each new and old, it is typical that key information gets drowned out. This is some info that may be useful. Just below, you can read it on your […] Read More →

Donations Chug In After Model-train Vandalism In Costa Mesa

Saturday, March 29th, 2014:

After a lot of research and development, it appears that quite a few anxiously anticipated news is here. I get a peculiar sense of deja vu as soon as read this. It genuinely does not matter for the reason that there is at all times some new details to be discovered. Were not a city organization; we never have and never will sell train rides. During the train depot break-in overnight on March 1, a decorative, 8-foot-tall signal bridge was ripped off its base and parts of it were stolen, dozens of aluminum train rails were seized from a locked […] Read More →

Ballet Company Teams With ‘polar Express’ Creator

Saturday, March 29th, 2014:

I found this today and thought it could be pertinent. 21. The production will travel in future years, the company said. "The goal for us is we need to get out and tour," said Grand Rapids Ballet executive director Glenn Del Vecchio . "We want to ... have a relationship with as many cities as we can." Van Allsburg grew up in Grand Rapids and "The Polar Express" movie was based on his book. The inspiration to have Van Allsburg design the ballet for Grand Rapids came from Maurice Sendak 's production of "The Nutcracker" for Pacific Northwest Ballet . […] Read More →

Northern Nevada Railway Hosting Online Auction Event

Friday, March 28th, 2014:

Lionel Little Lines Polar Express Train Set, a Worthy Christmas Present Potential buyers can bid on unique railway opportunities to be the engineer for the train, attend a photo shoot or ride in the cab. Other items include tickets for the Polar Express rides in the winter as well as coin sets, paintings, stain glass light fixtures and more! All proceeds from the auction will go to help Something to look forward to? I hope you honestly take pleasure in this. support the Nevada Northern Railway and keep the classic steam engines rolling. To bid on items, visit the railway […] Read More →

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