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Trackless train rentals in orange county
Trackless train rentals in orange county
  The new school year is upon us and getting students back into the groove of learning can be difficult whether you are a teacher or a homeschooling parent. Looking for fresh and relevant ideas can be a challenge, particularly in a literature class. Keep in mind that the best way for students to remember and identify with a story is hands on experience. Many stories feature trains as a means to convey the main characters to the source of their adventures, such as Anne of Green Gables, Harry Potter, and The Chronicles of Narnia. Then there is the book series The Boxcar Children that begins with orphan children living inside of a train car and the Steampunk, young adult book, Dreadnaught where trains are a vital part of the plot as well as the title character. The famous detective, Sherlock Holmes utilized trains to transport him and Doctor Watson to cases outside of London, and a fancy, futuristic train is also used in The Hunger Games to transport the tributes to the games. Booking a trackless train can be an excellent method to connect readers to train related stories. The Mini Express services Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, and San Bernardino County, in the state of California and charges $275 for the first hour and $100 for each additional hour. All you need to provide is a flat surface for the train to run on and we provide everything else, including the conductor. Of course, you can feel free to add decorations along the train’s route that corresponds with the story, such as platform 9 ¾ from Harry Potter or District logos from The Hunger Games. The décor possibilities are as varied as the stories in which trains feature. contact us for more information regarding our trains and feel free to browse our FAQ page.