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Disney and Amtrak promote new "A Christmas Carol" movie

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In St. Louis July 31-Aug 2. Hmmmmm. Guess what's wrapping up just a couple hundred miles away on Aug 1?

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In St. Louis July 31-Aug 2. Hmmmmm. Guess what's wrapping up just a couple hundred miles away on Aug 1?

:santasmileyitty:

I was hoping to see that weekend pop up when I clicked on Louisville. Wouldn't that have been funny. Probably would have had the largest turnout. :giggle:

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Guest Scot Meyers

ITS COMING TO DENVER UNION STATION COOL!! Will definatley be there

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Definately going when it comes to Houston. In fact, already started pulling together a Lone Star Holidays group visit! Should be a pretty cool event. I've been watching details of this movie since last year. A Christmas Carol is one of my favorite books and I think I must have seen at least a dozen versions of the movie. This one sounds very good with Zemekis directing.

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here's pictures... I do have some more but these will give you a good idea. Yep I'm also in to trains, both the real thing including photgraphy of them, and model railroading. There are actually a pair of engines with the second one being wrapped right now.

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Lennie,

Thanks for posting the photo's. I too love railfanning/photography. Also collect Lionel and scratchbuild in HO Scale.

Larry Russell

Vice President, Mississippi Great Southern Chapter-National Railway Historical Society.

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