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Santa’s Special Delivery

Nothing matches a child’s excitement like finding a Lionel Train under the tree on Christmas morning. In Santa’s Special Delivery, the Thomas Kinkade Studios captures the magic of Christmas Eve and electric trains.

In this nostalgic painting Santa’s Special Delivery, set in Lionel’s Prewar Tin Plate Era, we find Santa Claus leaving a family with a special package. Santa’s rosy cheeks glow as he pulls a brand new Lionel Electric Train Set out of his bag – a prized gift that every collector young and old wishes for. Behind him the fireplace burns warm and bright, and outside the town rests peacefully, as children (and adults) dream of what may be under their tree at dawn.

  • Santa’s Special Delivery is the second painting created in partnership with the toy train company Lionel, LLC.
  • Like with All Aboard for Christmas done by Thomas Kinkade, the Thomas Kinkade Studios’ Santa’s Special Delivery captures a classic American holiday scene that pays tribute to those with a passion for trains.
  • Each train featured in this Limited Edition artwork is from the Lionel Prewar Tin Plate Era – which lasted from 1900 to 1942.
  • The red train on the bookcase is the Commodore Vanderbilt – one of the most famous Lionel Trains in history and a toy railroad hobbyists’ favorite to this day. Fitted with a sheet metal shroud, it became the first streamline locomotive in America; and almost immediately, its futuristic design made it a popular prototype for toy train and model makers.
  • The black engine is the 262 Lionel Prewar Locomotive and Tender. The engine in the set displayed around the Christmas tree is emblazoned with the road number “1900,” while the tender proudly bears the “Lionel Lines” badge, and “Lionelville” is etched on the passenger cars.
  • Santa’s Special Delivery is the first Thomas Kinkade Studios image featuring Santa Claus inside a home. In his gloved hands, Santa holds a beautiful boxed train set. Lionel’s famed packaging showcases its history and the dramatic family-style that hobby train enthusiasts love.
  • In contrast to this unique interior perspective, framed by a picture window is a Thomas Kinkade-inspired town covered in snow.
  • The home is decorated in an authentic Pre-World War II style, complete with fresh popcorn and burning candles adorning the tree, and handmade stockings lining the fireplace.
  • Above the mantle sits Thom’s Home for the Holidays – one of his most popular Christmas paintings.
Title Santa's Special Delivery
Published October 2016
Classification Thomas Kinkade Studios

Image Sizes

12" x 16"
18" x 24"
25½" x 34"

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