‘Christmas Carol’ train rolls into town

Disney’s “A Christmas Carol Train Tour” is rolling into Atlanta tomorrow, stopping at the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth.

The train – featuring a 3-D sneak peek of the upcoming movie “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” – is on a 40-city train tour. “Disney’s A Christmas Carol,” which stars Jim Carrey and is directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis, hits theatres Nov. 6 in Disney Digital 3D and in IMAX 3D.

“From Los Angeles to New York, and all points in between, guests are going to have a fabulous time discovering things about the making of this extraordinary film, participating in their own festive fantasies, and getting into the holiday spirit all year round,” Dick Cook, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, said in a news release. “‘Disney’s A Christmas Carol’ is great entertainment for moviegoers of all ages, and this is the perfect introduction to a fun and exciting new holiday classic.”

In addition to the “Christmas Carol” train, Georgia Operation Lifesaver will be at the museum with its Mobile Educational Exhibit – which teaches about railroad safety through interactive computerized quizzes, safety videos and an explanation of railroad signs and signals. A locomotive control simulator lets guests see what it’s like to drive a train from the perspective of an engineer.

“We are thrilled and honored to be able to highlight railroad safety in conjunction with this once-in-a-lifetime family event,” Georgia Operation Lifesaver State Coordinator Jennie Glasgow said in a news release. “We are grateful to the SERM members who have been longtime supporters of our public education efforts for this opportunity.”

For more information about Disney’s A Christmas Carol, visit www.christmascaroltraintour.com. For more information about the Southeast Railway Museum, visit www.srmduluth.org. For more information about Georgia Operation Lifesaver, visit georgiaol.org.