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Archive for April, 2014

Polar Express – Ann Arbor Family Travel | Examiner.com

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014:

After a considerable amount of analysis and development, it seems that some anxiously anticipated news is here. This looks vaguely familiar & I think I've heard much of the points before. A small percentage of the info may be helpful trends that we haven't heard of before. The Polar Express sleighs 'em - Times Union Read More →

Rail Tragedy Revisited: 50 Years Ago, Two Trains Hit Head On In Orleans, Killing 3 – Finger Lakes Times: Lifestyle

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014:

According to Shinal, this line was referred to as the Sodus Bay Secondary. It wound from Himrod Junction north to a major coal dock at Sodus Bay on Lake Ontario. The branch line originated in Williamsport, Pa. Some of the line is still in use today by Finger Lakes Railway between Himrod Junction into Penn Yan, Shinal said. Initially spotted at: http://www.fltimes.com/lifestyle/article_0759af8c-cbdf-11e3-9b02-0019bb2963f4.html Read More →

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

Thursday, April 24th, 2014:

-- The Polar Express train ride to see Santa Claus went off the rails on the way to the North Pole tonight. 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 to see the children who planned to visit him, said Molly Hartnett, of Manlius, who was on the train during the accident with her daughter and There is something worthwhile in this. Let's hope this genuinely offers quite a few insight. grandson. The fire department sent […] Read More →

“a Perennial Favorite” – Alyssa Eisner’s Review Of The Polar Express

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014:

Van Allsburg's beautifulillustrations are as There is something worthwhile in this. I hope you genuinely take pleasure in this. quiet and powerful as isthe message of the power of belief. There is magic in this story and its pictures! I would recommend treasuring this classic Christmas story and stay far away from the film adaptation, as I have done. Everything you need for a beautiful storytelling is here inThe Polar Express, sure to create lovely wintertime memories for you and yours. Was This Helpful? Originally spotted at: http://www.mothering.com/community/products/the-polar-express/reviews/6454 Polar Express - Ann Arbor Family Travel | Examiner.com Read More →

N Scale Athearn | Ebay

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014:

After looking around this morning, this particular blurb caught our interest. 14 $11.50 FAST 'N FREE - Get it on or before Wed, Apr. 16 $16.95 FAST 'N FREE - Get it on or before Wed, Apr. 16 $59.90 FAST 'N FREE - Get it on or before Tue, Apr. 15 $17.00 Sellers with highest buyer ratings Returns, money back Sellers with highest buyer ratings Returns, money back Thank you for helping us improve! Yes Input comments here. It looks like you included personal information in your comments. Please make sure you remove email addresses, user IDS, item numbers, and […] Read More →

The Polar Express – Ign

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014:

The Polar Express - IGN Nona Gaye is Hero Girl, Boy's companion and frequent leader, and Peter Scolari is Lonely Boy, a latch-key kid who makes friends and finds trouble while taking the trip aboard the Polar Express. The story itself is simple - boy loses faith in Santa - but the plot is surprisingly gripping: after stepping aboard the Express, Hero Boy is thrust into a world comprised almost exclusively of kids (save the task-master Conductor), where he is forced to make a choice whether or not to believe in something that might not be there. Our Hero meets […] Read More →

Model Train Enthusiast Shares His Talent | Clarence Valley Daily Examiner

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014:

With our present flood of details it is easy to miss particularly necessary particulars in trends. After looking around we did find something that may be of use. You could check it out below. Photo JoJo Newby / The Daily Examiner Jojo Newby THERE'S a lot more to model train displays than meets the eye -- just ask Woombah resident Reg Laurie, who has been making them since 1980. His latest project, built with the help of his son Scott, is a representation of the Clarence Valley complete with a small township, miniature oyster farm, a dairy farm, sugar cane […] Read More →

All Aboard The Polar Express! | Minitime

Monday, April 21st, 2014:

This train departs each Saturday at noon through December 21. Tickets cost $30 for adults and $20 for kids. The family package costs $100 for two adults and three to five children, and includes two pizzas and beverages. The Polar Express (photo: Durango and Silverton Railroad) Where: 33 railroad locations nationwide Why: Because "Polar Express" experiences produced by smaller railroads across the country--including including the historic Durango and Silverton Railroad in Colorado--offer dozens of chances to jump inside the classic book and movie of the same name. On the upstate New York version, for instance, aboard the Saratoga & North […] Read More →

The Polar Express Is Real!

Monday, April 21st, 2014:

All Aboard! Real-Life Polar Express Chugs Through Michigan : NPR Canadian Pacific's holiday train echoes similar efforts by railroads over the decades, both as charity and pubic relations. There are any number of stories of train crews going out of their way to spread holiday cheer on their own, too. It's hard to appreciate in this day how integral railroads used to be to almost every part of American life. Before the coming of the automobile and the highway network, trains were how people and goods moved across the land. Engineers were comparable to astronauts or athletes for young people […] Read More →

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