Among the new Made in the USA boxcars debuted this year, the Thomas Kinkade All Aboard for Christmas car shines as a unique marriage of art and model trains. It is a union that seemed natural to the artist.
“There is nostalgia in childhood…the security of a family holiday tradition…and in the adventure of railway travel. In this homecoming, family and friends are reunited for the holidays. It is a community event in Lionelville when the train arrives and the celebration begins. Indeed, I smile when I say… ‘All Aboard for Christmas‘!
“The excitement of the railway is ingrained in the American experience of travel. It is what opened the west to the east as part of our country’s manifest destiny. It is a fundamental part of our popular culture…who has not dreamed of riding the “Orient Express” or the iron horse of the American plains? And, it is a part of my own “growing up” as my most favorite of all childhood Christmas gifts. As a boy, I received my first Lionel electric train set under a yuletide tree and still delight in the memory of its set-up and of the imagined adventures I had on those scaled down tracks. For a child there is nothing as exciting as the dream of faraway places and the adventures in travel one might have to reach them. For those young at heart, the beat of the rail as the train gains speed brings the excitement of travel and the emotional warmth of homecoming. Join me in Lionelville, a place where adventures start and reunions are enjoyed throughout the holiday season.”
Thomas Kinkade saw has paintings as a portal into the imagination; where the details in the art could ignite a memory or a dream inside the viewer. That is a goal which surely resonates with model railroaders everywhere. He crafted his visions through a unique painting style which combined a talented hand, a passionate mind and a kind heart.
Among the master’s final works, All Aboard for Christmas is the perfect combination of our combined passions. Whether you are a collector of Thomas Kinkade’s art, Lionel Trains, or have simply kept that same childhood wonder in your heart, this new car is the perfect addition to your collection.
Our model features:
- 100% Made in the U.S.A. construction
- Die Cast trucks and operating couplers
- Working Doors
- Amazing graphics that capture all of the detail and magic of the original art
- The boxcar retails for $69.99 and will be shipping in November.
Beginning this Thursday, October 18, you’ll have the opportunity to add a Limited Edition Canvas to your home as well when All Aboard for Christmas goes on sale at Thomas Kinkade galleries everywhere. To find one near you, visit www.ThomasKinkade.com. Lionel is partnering with Thomas Kinkade Company and we’ll be providing a special coupon for the release on our Facebook page later this week!
The Limited Edition canvas and the boxcar would be the perfect complement displayed together, or you could brighten up both your layout and your home! You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity, sure to be a family treasure and valuable collectable, so contact your Lionel dealer to order your car and visit your local Thomas Kinkade gallery now!