13th Annual Holiday Train Show at Grand Central
November 16, 2014 – February 22, 2015
New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store at Grand Central Terminal
As the City broke ground on its first subway line in 1900, a few blocks away Joshua Lionel Cowens began building eye-catching electrical displays for toy stores. Lionel continues this tradition of capturing hearts and imaginations at the Transit Museum this holiday season, with Metro-North, New York Central and subway trains departing from a miniature Grand Central Terminal on a 34’ long two level “O” gauge model train layout. Vintage Lionel trains and advertisements from the Museum’s collection will also be on display.
The Museum’s store and booth at the Holiday Gift Fair also offer great gifts for holiday shopping. The home of subway style, the Transit Museum Store offers a wide selection of unique transit gifts, memorabilia and Grand Central Centennial products. New items this holiday season include subway backpacks, train sets, watches, socks, and even lip balm colored to match your favorite subway line!
On Saturday, November 15 from 6 – 8 pm, the Transit Museum will hold a Special Benefit Preview, with champagne, hot chocolate, sweet treats, and an exclusive private viewing of the Holiday Train Show. Proceeds from this fundraising event will benefit the Transit Museum’s education programs.