In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Amtrak is offering exclusive HO scale model trains in Heritage paint schemes. This first-time offering includes 15 limited-run models only available aboard the Amtrak Exhibit Train or online at the Amtrak Store.
The collection includes four powered locomotives and 11 passenger cars, making it possible to create a miniature representation of the Amtrak Exhibit Train and any eastern long-distance Amtrak train in the current Phase IVb paint scheme.
The model trains are now available for order and will start shipping in November, in time for holiday gift giving.
Amtrak is offering other collectible items to celebrate the 40th Anniversary including a commemorative book and documentary DVD. Amtrak: An American Story, is a 144-page book that chronicles the history of the railroad with archival photographs, a historical timeline and personal narratives for each decade. The documentary DVD, Amtrak: The First 40 Years, provides an exclusive look inside America’s Railroad® with hard-to-find photographs and video footage as well as interviews with past and present leaders who have shaped the railroad’s history.
In addition to the 40th anniversary items, Amtrak offers a wide variety of merchandise including apparel, toys, collectibles, posters and calendars at the Amtrak Store. The online store also offers Travel certificates for Amtrak travel, or eCertificates for last minute gifts.
Also in US today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Sacramento.
City.Mobi offers the most comprehensive mobile travel guides available, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed. Each is developed by the City.Mobi team to combine into a single global travel directory.
Sacramento.mobi is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.
Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.
Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and transport.
City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.