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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 April, 2012 - As I write this, I am migrating the site from one server to another that will give me a lot more room to provide features that readers have been asking for. Sadly, this hasn't left me much time to update the content on this site, which will have to come later. On this page, it's especially obvious, since everything I had posted in the fall of 2011 has become unavailable.

Note that this is also a reminder that manufacturers scaled back on orders in 2008 and 2009 because of the recession. Because of the long lead times for some of the product lines we review, some manufacturers are just now getting merchandise back in the queue. It's also a reminder that when we say something is a limited edition, that really means "limited."

Please check back a little closer to Christmas, and we'll probably have some great things listed here. In the meantime, please contact us if you have any questions or are looking for something in particular.

We will leave the link to the Hawthorne Village trains below - but hopefully they will have some company on this page by mid-summer. Please check back -


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 the picture above.

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