San Francisco Public Library Holiday Train

Featured is a Lionel O Scale replica of the Polar Express, which starred in Chris Van Allsburg’s 1985 holiday classic and in the subsequent 2004 movie adaptation. Accompanying the Polar Express, you’ll see another face familiar to children and adults who love trains – Thomas the Tank Engine, with his friends, the passenger coaches Annie and Clarabel. Large, easy to use push buttons allow children of many ages and abilities to start the trains and to operate accessories, including a ski gondola, a toboggan run, and lights for the Holiday Village. This year, the Holiday Train display also features many new village buildings, plus a beautifully lit and operating ferris wheel. Exhibition: From December 7, 2008 through January 9, 2009, Main Library, Second Floor, Fisher Children’s Center, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove)