This is the final post before Christmas break and the last position that will be made on the trains page. Thankful for sharing this space to share my views on trains and showcase all the beautiful things I favor about them. Today’s post is pretty particular cause we will be discussing the Christmas train from polar express and the fantastic movie itself. The Polar Express train is a copy of the titular magical 2-8-4. The film, the American Berkshire-type steam locomotive, transports children to the North Pole on Christmas Eve. The locomotive pulls five passenger cars, including an abandoned toy car at the front and an observation car at the back. The real name of the train is the Pere Marquette 1225, a class “N-1” 2-8-4 “Berkshire” type steam locomotive built in October 1941 for the Pere Marquette Railway Lima Locomotive Works in Lima, Ohio. No. 1225 is one of two surviving Pere Marquette 2-8-4 locomotives. The other is 1223, which is displayed at the Tri-Cities Historical Society near the ex-Grand Trunk Western (GTW) coaling tower in Grand Haven, Michigan. It is perhaps most famous for serving as the basis for the locomotive in the 2004 film, The Polar Express. This train is fabulous and defines the traditional American high-class steam trains. The polar express got made into a children’s book before becoming a movie. The film got completed in 2004 and was the film in America, of course, and especially during the holiday season. I hope everyone has a great holiday break, and PLEASE watch the video and see the last picture on the page.

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