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Written by Paul D. Race for Family Christmas Online(tm)

Christmas Collectibles with Railroad Themes

This section is for unique railroad-related Christmas collectibles from designers such as Thomas Kinkade. We actually had more products when we started the page than we do now, since several products we started out with are are no longer available. The good news is that we keep getting a couple good new products a year to post here each year. However, remember that "limited edition" means "limited edition." So if you see something that really appeals to you, don't wait too long to make your choice.

Update for 2011 - Several of our favorite items disappeared within the last several months. The good news is that a few nice items have taken their place. Be sure to scroll all the way down. And if you see something you like don't wait too long to order. Here's a hint, the items near the top of the page have been here the longest, so those are the most likely to run out this year.


This GIF animation is just to give you an idea of how the animation works on this collectors' item.

Thomas Kinkade Wonderland Express Animated Tabletop Christmas Tree With Train

As far as I can tell, this is Bradford Exchange's most popular tabletop tree. It was exceptional when it came out (I think in 2007), and it still is. For a brief period in 2009 it was unavailable, and I got some grief, but it is available again at the moment. I can't say for sure how much longer that will be the case. According to the company's description, this tree showcases four levels of rotating movement - including Santa and his sleigh - you'll watch as the train "climbs" ever higher up the tree and notice 12 brilliantly illuminated buildings and over 2 dozen handcrafted figures.All aboard for the merriest Christmas ever with this enchanting collectible Christmas home decor, available exclusively from Hawthorne Village. Inspired by the Painter of Light's(r) beloved artwork, this handcrafted and hand-painted Thomas Kinkade animated tabletop Christmas tree plays a medley of 8 beloved Christmas carols.

The trains travel around precisely detailed structures and figures on three levels.

Fully sculptural and intricately detailed, the holiday scenes are further enhanced with a blanket of glitter-touched snow. Makes a unique Christmas decoration or collectible gift for Thomas Kinkade fans. Heavy demand is expected, and you won't want to miss out. Order now!



Thomas Kinkade Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town Musical Snowglobe Train Car

Thomas Kinkade Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town Musical Snowglobe Train Car

Here's a delightful new way to "shake up" your idea of an old-fashioned Christmas train display! This unique collectible brings together the magic of a real Santa snowglobe with the charm of a vintage-look musical Santa train car, full of cheerful holiday details. Better still, beloved holiday art of Thomas Kinkade graces both sides of this amazing train car to give it the look of a timeless holiday treasure.A Bradford Exchange exclusive, this sculpted train engine is handcrafted by the artisans of Rhodes Studios, lavished with hand-painted details like a sculpted wreath and golden painted trims. Adding to the festive look, beloved Thomas Kinkade art is faithfully reproduced on the sides of the car. Inside the working miniature Santa snowglobe, glittering "snow" swirls around St. Nick as he holds up a lantern - Thomas Kinkade's signature symbol - and an overflowing bag of toys. The train engine even plays the happy holiday tune "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"! Demand is expected to be high for this first-of-its kind, limited-edition holiday collectible, so be sure to order now!



Steam Engine Train Cuckoo Clock: The Flying Scotsman Memories Of Steam

Steam Engine Train Cuckoo Clock: The Flying Scotsman Memories Of Steam

Relive the allure of a bygone age of steam with this striking train-themed cuckoo clock commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Flying Scotsman's non-stop run between London and Edinburgh. Exclusively from the Bradford Exchange, this nostalgic wall clock recreates the atmosphere of a historic station like no other!Intricately sculpted and vividly hand-painted, this Flying Scotsman collectible showcases a miniature replica of the Flying Scotsman, which moves around a track as it produces the train's authentic sound. On the hour, a Stationmaster emerges announcing the train's arrival. Plus, the clock's face features an impressive replica of the front of the locomotive's engine and includes the Flying Scotsman's trademark hinges, bars and name plate. Peak demand is expected. Order now!



Thomas Kinkade Winter Wonderland Snowman Figurine

Thomas Kinkade Winter Wonderland Snowman Figurine

Thomas Kinkade's treasured images of warm homes aglow with radiant light often feature a friendly snowman, all dressed up for a special celebration. Now, you can treasure a first-ever collectible Thomas Kinkade Christmas figurine to feature showers of blowing snow and an old-fashioned locomotive train circling around the base - at the flip of a switch! Holiday magic is in the air with this amazing snowman figurine, exclusively from The Bradford Exchange. A magnificent addition to your tabletop holiday decor, this limited-edition Christmas figurine from America's most collected living artist is expertly handcrafted of artist's resin, hand-painted in wintry colors and dusted with glittering snow. The Thomas Kinkade miniature village sheltered inside the snowman's coat features quaint buildings that illuminate from within. Why, even the jolly snow chap's hat band showcases Mr. Kinkade's "Victorian Christmas III" artwork! Gleaming silvery accents, fanciful buttons, "knit" muffler and mittens, and a mahogany-finished base with silvery name plaque add special holiday elegance. This Painter of Light™ masterwork is expected to generate a blizzard of demand. Don't miss out - order now!



Collectible Christmas Trains and Towns

For maximum charm! Order now for maximum enjoyment! Hawthorne Village(tm) features a collection of "On30" trains that are designed specifically to look good with Holiday Village sets, such as those by Dept. 56, Hawthorne Village, etc. Many contain artwork and other detailing created by painters and designers such as Thomas Kinkade and Al Agnew. They are also large enough to look good around your Christmas tree. For your convenience, they run on HO track, so they will fit just about anywhere.

The Hawthorne Village trains use reliable mechanisms and other parts from Bachmann On30 trains, so they run like "champs," and service will always be available. But the Hawthorne Village designers add artwork and other detailing that make these trains much more attractive and collectable. In spite of the fact that they are limited-edition, subscription trains, they are also an excellent value (and our best sellers every Christmas season). New trains are constantly being added, as well, so check back often. Still, it's never too early to consider signing up for the one you like while it is still available.

To learn more about On30 Collectible Christmas trains, click on either picture above.


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Visit any of the links below to see other quality collectible Christmas gifts and
decorations that have been popular with our readers.

Click to see collectible table-top trees, including animated ceramic trees from Thomas Kinkade(r) and other world-class designers. Click to see collectible Christmas wreaths designed by world-known artists. Click to see classic nativity sets, including collections from world-known designers. Click to see collectible Christmas ornaments by world-known designers. Click to see Christmas collectibles with railroad themes - designs by Thomas Kinkade(r).


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