Since the mid-1980's Pere Marquette 1225 has been a fixture in the central Michigan town of Owosso.  2005 brought the locomotive even more notoriety in the form of the movie "The Polar Express", which used many design elements and sounds from the 1225.
(資料來源:TrainWeb)



Polar Express

1225's blueprints were the prototype for the locomotive image, and its sounds were used in the 2004 film The Polar Express. The film was based on the Caldecott Medal winning book of the same name. The children's book was written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg, who grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and as a child attended every home football game at Michigan State, next to which this engine was on static display. He recalls playing on this engine many times as a child saying, "I remember that train on campus,...I can't believe it's the same train! I climbed on that train. I actually stood on it."[3] Appropriately enough, the locomotive's road number is the date of Christmas, 12/25.
(資料來源:WIKIPEDIA



Pere Marquette 1225


(圖片來源:http://michigansteamtrain.com/sri/our-collection/)

Pere Marquette 1225 Polar Express Steam Engine:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O9jwgaF9nM


關於Aurora Winter Train

1. AURORA WINTER極光列車,也可說成北極特快車,
卡通"北極特快車"電影就是以這條鐵路為背景題材,
只是現實裡古老的蒸汽火車頭早已換成柴油車頭
(資料來源:http://www.wretch.cc/blog/anita0214/5289128)

2. 你有看過一部電影「北極特快車 The Polar Express」嗎?
這部電影是根據克里斯.凡.艾斯伯格所寫的童書所改編的,
內容大致是描寫在聖誕節前夕,有一個小男孩躺在床上,屏氣凝神地想捕捉一個有信心才聽得到的聲音──聖誕老人的雪橇鈴聲,卻意外的搭上通往北極的特快車,展開一段奇幻的旅程,到達聖誕老人所在的熱鬧城市,並且聽到了最美妙的銀鈴聲 ……。
透過小男孩在聖誕夜的奇遇,說明相信的力量。只要堅信自己的夢想,生命就有可能出現奇蹟,屬於你的銀鈴聲就會永遠為你而響。
而這本童書中的火車就是我以這次所搭乘的The Aurora Winter Train為題材,
也因此,在台灣,很多人也都把這個所謂的冬季極光列車叫做北極特快車。
(資料來源:http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/jw!21UD_.2KQ0DKiK20E2k-/article?mid=749)

3. 參考資料:http://mypaper.pchome.com.tw/cfotyl/post/1321919865
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