Question of the Week

In the film, The Polar Express, what restored steam locomotive was used as the model for the film's locomotive?  Where is it located?

See The Polar Express on the IMAX®DOME - the largest screen in Virginia .  This holiday classic is now showing daily at the Science Museum of Virginia.

Answer:  The locomotive in the movie is based on the Pere Marquette 1225, a restored steam locomotive, located in Owosso, MI.  Note that the number "1225" also refers to Christmas Day (12/25).  In addition, all the ticket numbers in the film contain the number "1225."

Check out more trivia from The Polar Express at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338348/trivia.