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Eli Whitney Museum

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915 Whitney Ave.Hamden06517United States

November 2018

Holiday Exhibit: Mr. Gilbert’s Railroad – American Flyer Trains

November 23, 2018 @ 12:00 am - January 20, 2019 @ 12:00 am EST
Eli Whitney Museum, 915 Whitney Ave.Hamden06517United States
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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.

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