Holiday Express toy train exhibition opens in New York

Jack Sprat

Jack Sprat

2015-11-02 15:31:46

The New York Historical Society has announced its new exhibition - Holiday Express: Trains and Toys from the Jerni Collection.

The show will run from October 30 and consists of a vast display of locomotives and mechanical toys set against a breath-taking backdrop.

Dr Louise Mirrer of the New York Historical Society said: “This exhibition will engage visitors in the thrill and joy of trains while conveying the important history of American industry—for example, how train tracks replaced waterways as the most popular mode of transport for people and goods.

“With the pounding of the golden spike in 1869, the First Transcontinental Railroad was complete, spurring migration across the continent and forever transforming the American landscape.”

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