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Holiday Exhibit: Mr. Gilbert’s Railroad – American Flyer Trains
November 23, 2018 @ 12:00 am - January 20, 2019 @ 12:00 am EST
Each Thanksgiving, the museum reaches deep into New Haven’s attic, to unpack and display a tradition built here more than 60 years ago. Just after World War II, the A.C. Gilbert Company introduced it American Flyer Trains. Gilbert trains, with their lively movements, their carefully crafted sound, their bright lights, the cedar scent of their smoke, won an enduring place in our collective memory. New Haven built an icon for the holidays.