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MÄRKLIN & RAILROADS

www.trains-and-trains.dk : A personal view by Christian Vinaa


New :






  • Scale and size
    • 5", 1, LGB, H0, TT, N, Z



  • Electricity - Electronics
    • Turnouts
    • Signals
    • Light barrier

  • Real trains ( scale 1:1 )
    • Real trains - scale 1:1
    • Selection of train videos



  • Items for sale
    • NEW
    • Second-hand




The Merci Train : Facebook



"The Merci Train" - "The Gratitude Train" - "Train de la Reconnaissance Francaise"

Table of Contents :

Small stories :

David C. White - Farmer in Kansas Ruth Nathanson - High school senior from New York City


Individual states :
Bold = new content. (G) = can be seen on Google Streetview.

Arizona - Alabama - Arkansas (G) - California (G) - Colorado - Connecticut - Delaware (G) - Florida (G) - Georgia - Hawaii - Illinois - Indiana - Iowa (G) - Kansas - Kentucky - Louisiana (G) - Maine - Maryland - Massachusetts - Michigan - Minnesota - Mississippi - Missouri - Montana - Nebraska - Nevada - New Jersey - New Hampshire (G) - New Mexico - New York - North Carolina - North Dakota - Ohio - Oklahoma - Oregon (G) - Pennsylvania (G) - Rhode Island - South Carolina (G) - South Dakota (G) - Tennessee (G) - Texas - Utah (G) - Vermont - Virginia - Washington (G) - Washington DC - West Virginia (G) - Wisconsin - Wyoming (G).



Started in early 2015 there is a new interesting group on Facebook : The Merci Train, - started by Lexi Kim.


I am a member of that group on Facebook, but I must admit that I've never been a "friend" of Facebook and the way that Facebook works, so please don't try to contact me or send me messages on Facebook - use my contact form and once we establish contact - ordinary email.

To avoid SPAM-email I don't publish my email on these web-pages.


However I recognize that Facebook can be a powerfull instrument in reaching out to "the world" as such, and I invite everybody who have ANY information about the Merci Train to contact me and / or the Facebook group The Merci Train.

I am especially interested in hearing from YOU if you have any pictures / photographs of :
  • the organizing of the "Train de la Reconnaissance Francaise" in France in 1948 and 1949.
  • the "Merci Train" on its route through France in January 1949.
  • the "Merci Train" on its routes through the USA in February - March 1949.
  • a "Merci Boxcar" from the state reception in 1949 and / or the early displays of the boxcar during the 1950'ties.

  • any information about any gift from a state-boxcar.

  • and basically ANY recollection / information you might have.


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