Sunday, December 17, 2006

Nixon, Trains, Disney & Christmas

The current exhibit at the Nixon Library & Birthplace in Yorba Linda features more than 100 toy trains from throughout the last century, including Walt Disney’s rarely-exhibited backyard steam locomotive, the Lilly Belle. Other items in the exhibit include…
  • A chunk of the original Mark I Alweg-Disneyland Monorail, dedicated by Vice President Richard Nixon and his family in 1956. (See photo above.)
  • A section from the 1960 Presidential campaign whistlestop platform used by Nixon.
  • A beautiful scale model of the P.E. "Red Car" that Frank Nixon used to work on.
  • More than 100 scenic miniatures from Dept. 56.
  • Antique toys and collectibles, including a Marx Super Circus play set.

A Holiday Festival of Trains will be on display through Sun, Jan 7, 2007, included with museum admission. For more information, visit, or call (714) 993-3393.

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