Thursday, November 3, 2011

Amtrak offers 40th anniversary model trains

From Breaking Travel News: Amtrak offers 40th anniversary model trains
In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Amtrak is offering exclusive HO scale model trains in Heritage paint schemes. This first-time offering includes 15 limited-run models only available aboard the Amtrak Exhibit Train or online at the Amtrak Store.
The collection includes four powered locomotives and 11 passenger cars, making it possible to create a miniature representation of the Amtrak Exhibit Train and any eastern long-distance Amtrak train in the current Phase IVb paint scheme.
The model trains are now available for order and will start shipping in November, in time for holiday gift giving.

Amtrak is offering other collectible items to celebrate the 40th Anniversary including a commemorative book and documentary DVD. Amtrak: An American Story, is a 144-page book that chronicles the history of the railroad with archival photographs, a historical timeline and personal narratives for each decade. The documentary DVD, Amtrak: The First 40 Years, provides an exclusive look inside America’s Railroad® with hard-to-find photographs and video footage as well as interviews with past and present leaders who have shaped the railroad’s history.

In addition to the 40th anniversary items, Amtrak offers a wide variety of merchandise including apparel, toys, collectibles, posters and calendars at the Amtrak Store. The online store also offers Travel certificates for Amtrak travel, or eCertificates for last minute gifts.

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