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Disney Train Visits Cleveland

October 8, 2009
Two Amtrak P42s led the Disney train promoting the movie "A Christmas Carol" into Cleveland in mid-September. (Photograph by Peter Bowler)

Two Amtrak P42s led the Disney train promoting the movie “A Christmas Carol” into Cleveland in mid-September. A Norfolk Southern estabound train passes the site in the background. (Photograph by Peter Bowler)

The Walt Disney Studios production of A Christmas Carol won’t open in theaters until┬áNovember 6, but for the past several months a special train to promote the film has been touring the country.

The Disney train stopped in Cleveland for a two-day exhibit on September 16 and 17. The train was parked adjacent to Cleveland Browns Stadium and contained various exhibits related to the making of the movie, which will be shown in 3-D.

Disney executives came up with the idea of using a train to promote the film because with so many channels of communication today, including the Internet, it has become a challenge for marketing and public relations campaigns to be stand out and get widespread attention.

The tour began in Los Angeles in late May and is scheduled to end in late October in New York City.

Akron Railroad Club member Peter Bowler visited the train during its Cleveland stop.