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Disney train to pass through Lincoln on Thursday

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[July 25, 2009]  On Thursday, residents of Lincoln and Logan County might be able to catch a glimpse of Disney's "A Christmas Carol" train as it passes through Lincoln. The train is scheduled to leave Chicago that morning, making its way to its next destination, St. Louis, Mo. The train will come through Lincoln approximately between 8 and 9 a.m.

InsuranceWalt Disney Studios has taken to the rails for a once-in-a-lifetime experience where visitors can get a sneak peak at the newest Christmas film, "A Christmas Carol." The train has been touring all over the United States since Memorial Day weekend and will continue through November.

The best location to see the train passing through Lincoln will be at the Amtrak station, at the corner of Broadway and Chicago streets. Parents are asked to provide supervision for their children. Although the train will pass through, it will not stop in Lincoln.

This is also the site of the city christening scene and is one of the unmarked alignments of Route 66 through the city. Abraham Lincoln christened the city of Lincoln on Aug. 27, 1853, with the juice of a watermelon. Re-enactments of the event will occur at that spot on Aug. 27 at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. The city was platted around the location of the railroad lines.

Inside the Disney train, guests will get a behind-the-scenes look at the movie spectacle and state-of-the-art technology, all for free.

The train will be on display at Union Station in St. Louis from July 31 through Aug. 2. Visits are free to the public. More information is available at

[Text from file received from Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County]

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