The Best Toy Trains For Young Conductors
For decades, train sets have been considered a staple in the childhoods of many a presently grown adult. There simple carriers, engines, and tracks have elicited more giggles, good times, and amusement than most modern electronics combined. It's their basic design that keeps the best toy trains in the forefront of the toy industry, as parents seek bobbles that would be best for their toddlers.
Thomas & Friend Take-n-Play: The Great Quarry Climb
With this set, Owen the Traction Engine assists Thomas in hauling a heavy load up the steep, mining incline. To help in the quarry, Thomas will roll over slabs of stone to cut them apart, slapping them into his carrier to carry up the hill.
Spinning cars, loading zones, and spinning buzz-blades give children the real experience of being helpful at a work site.
Additionally, the entire set can fold in one easy swoop, making it a cinch to transport anywhere for impromptu playtime.
Melissa & Doug Swivel Bridge Train Set
Choo Choo! Equipped with every accessory to make a train ride great, this set features a 45-piece set of wooden, easy linking tracks, complete with covered bridge and arches.
There are curves, swivels, and soft turns for a train and 2 carriers to travel across at a hand-powered speed. For extra fun, traveling train gates open automatically as the engines approach.
It's also compatible with most other wooden train sets, meaning it can continue to grow as your child does.
Lionel Polar Express Train Set - G-Gauge
Direct from the movie, the Polar Express train is stunning in all black with a sleek, shiny exterior.
It's enchanting to gaze upon, as kids will likely recognize this locomotive as the one that transported a surprised little boy to a Christmas wonderland.
Imaginative and beautifully crafted, the set is remote controlled and battery-powered, running a 4-car train and track with 3 additional mini-figurines.