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Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan 20th 2020

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is the only non-president to have a national holiday dedicated to him. Dr. King was a champion of racial and economic equality and “is widely regarded as America’s pre-eminent advocate of nonviolence and one of the greatest nonviolent leaders in world history” (The King Center). His “I Have a Dream” speech and “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” are among his most well-known works,...
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Get Featured on Trains and Toy Soldiers!

Jan 16th 2020

Do you have a model railroad and/or toy soldier display? Do you want to be featured on Trains and Toy Soldiers social media? Send us photos and videos of your model railways, toy soldier displays, and your other Trains and Toy Soldiers products for a chance to be featured online. Email us your photos and videos at, with the name of the products in your display and your first name if you want it included (optional!). Fol...
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Jan 13th 2020

This week for our product spotlight, we’re looking at our Kato Caltrains. Check out the Trains and Toy Soldiers store online or give us a call to explore our line of commuter rail trains.Caltrain“Caltrain (reporting mark JPBX) is a California commuter rail line on the San Francisco Peninsula and in the Santa Clara Valley (Silicon Valley). The northern terminus of the line is in San Francisco at 4th and King Streets; its southern terminus is...
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Anglo-Zulu War

Jan 9th 2020

The Anglo-Zulu War was a six month war fought in 1879 between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom in South Africa.Sir Henry Bartle “Frere, on his own initiative, without the approval of the British government and with the intent of instigating a war with the Zulu, had presented an ultimatum on 11 December 1878, to the Zulu king Cetshwayo with which the Zulu king could not comply, including disbanding his army and abandoning key cultural...
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Celebrate 2020 with Free Shipping!

Dec 31st 2019

Happy New Year! To ring in 2020, we're offering FREE SHIPPING storewide until 11:59pm CST on Sunday, January 5. Use the code FREE2020 to claim free shipping today! We're grateful to you for being part of the Trains and Toy Soldiers community this year. Here's to a wonderful next year!...
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