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Written by Paul D. Race for and

Updated for 2014! - These trains go fast! Coca Cola(r) typically authorizes about one train set every two years to carry its colors. Hawthorne Village(r) was authorized to offer an On30 -scaled collection in 2004, and it sold out by 2006. The first collection on this page is a 2008 On30 issue that is similar to the 2004 collection. It wouldn't have lasted this long if there hadn't been an economic slowdown. It's still my favorite train on this page. For one thing, the chassis and motor are from Bachmann, one of the world's largest model train manufacturers, so you'll always be able to get parts and repairs. In 2010, it was joined by a diesel-powered HO collection that features old as well as new graphics, and is also selling well. A new HO-sized Coca Cola train that is inspired by the old Tiffany windows has also been added. Also, the first non-Hawthorne Village train that we've ever featured on this page is a 2012 Lionel train set that is also very nice and selling very fast.

On top of that, is a new collection of Coca Cola themed railroad accessories that will look good with any of the trains on this page.

This is the first year we have ever been able to show three Coca Cola-themed trains at one time! I don't know how long this will last, but I hope you don't wait too long to order the Hawthorne Village collection or the Lionel train set you want. They are all "limited editions" in the sense that they may become unavailable with no warning long before Christmas.

Click for bigger photo.The Hawthorne Village(r) train collections are subscription trains. That means that you buy tem in installments, like a magazine. You get the locomotive in the first shipment, a car in the next, a car and the track in the next, and so on, so you should get started on your collection early. This is a delightful train and a great value, so get your order in early if you don't want to miss out! The last time Hawthorne Village ran out of their Coca Cola trains, there were lots of disappointed folks.

For details about how a subscription train works, please click here.

This page includes accessories that a Coca Cola(r) or Hawthorne Village(r) collector might be interested in purchasing to add interest to this set. If you don’t have a Christmas village started at all, and you like Coke(r) collectibles, consider one of the Hawthorne Village(r) subscription villages.

To learn more about any of these products, or to purchase any of these products or subscriptions, please click on the “Buy” button. You are not obligated to purchase until you make your selection on the next screen.


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Coca-Cola® Holiday Express HO Scale Train Collection

Coca-Cola(R) Holiday Express HO Scale Train Collection

Exclusive COCA-COLA(R) Holiday Train Collection Will Light Up Your Christmas Home Decor with Festive Fun! - Inspired by one of the world's favorite beverages, this COCA-COLA(R) holiday train collection is joyously decked with The Coca-Cola Company's authentic vintage artwork to add the perfect amount of pop and fizz to your holiday village. The fun begins with Issue One, the COCA-COLA locomotive and tender. Soon after you will receive Issue Two, a classic train car, which includes the FREE 16-piece HO gauge track. Then your COCA-COLA train collection continues with Issue Three, a passenger train car, which includes your FREE power pack. Additional train cars, each a separate issue, will follow.‡Loaded up with precision detailing and thoughtful touches, this eye-catching train collection only from Hawthorne Village is lavished with intricate details, including a headlight on the 2-6-0 engine that really lights up. Plus, this holiday train set includes $70 in FREE accessories! Imagine the COCA-COLA Holiday Express spreading Christmas cheer as it winds its way through your collectible village. Start a new holiday tradition by making this COCA-COLA train collection yours today! Order now! *** Express Shipping Available ***

Like many other Hawthorne Village(r) Trains, this train is in O scale, which means that it is 1:48 the size of the “real thing,” about the same scale as most of the better Lionel trains. But it runs on HO gauge track, making it easier to set up and to fit into a fairly small place. These trains are also built using parts from the Bachmann On30 trains, so parts and service will always be available. In addition, track and accessories that are made to go with the Bachmann On30 trains will work with these as well.



COCA-COLA Christmas Express Train Collection: Through The Years

COCA-COLA Christmas Express Train Collection: Through The Years

The Coca Cola Santa, based somewhat on Nash's earlier drawings made his initial appearance in 1931. With his plump build, white beard, and red, fur-lined suite, the Coca Cola Santa affected the way Americans have pictured St.Nick ever since. Now an exclusive COCA-COLA train collection invites you to get on board with a nostalgic tribute to over 75 years of this classic Santa. Your refreshing journey begins with Issue One, the COCA-COLA diesel locomotive. Soon your collection will continue with Issue Two, a classic train car, which includes the FREE 16-piece HO gauge track, and Issue Three, a passenger train car, which includes your FREE power pack. Additional train cars, each a separate issue, will follow.
Each exciting issue in this collectible train set showcases vintage, full-color COCA-COLA advertising art and slogans spanning the decades, beginning with the 1930s. Available only from Hawthorne Village, this COCA-COLA train collection is fully authorized by The COCA-COLA company and is precision-scaled to run on HO-gauge track. Plus $70 in FREE accessories gets you on track for a heartwarming trip through the memories of Christmas past.
Note - This train is HO scale, a little smaller in scale than the train above, and technically a bit too small for most Christmas villages. But it is unique, attractive, and well-made. It is also warranteed by Bachmann Trains, one of the world's largest model train manufacturers.

Don't wait to take a grand holiday ride with two American institutions. Order now!


Start with a "Super Starter Set" - Often folks ask me why they can't buy the whole train set at once. Right now you can, almost. The first three issues of the above set are available in a Super Starter Set. For a single payment, you receive the first three installments of the set all at once, enough to run a train. After that, the subscription continues, with one new issue being billed and sent about every four weeks. You can cancel at any time, and even return issues you don't want, if you receive them by accident. But most people who've started this collection have been glad keep receiving each new issue.
To learn more or purchase a Super Starter Set, click here. You don't have to commit to anything untl you've read the information on this page.


The COCA-COLA Train Collection: Light The Holidays The COCA-COLA "Light The Holidays" Train Collection - According to the manufacturer: "Each festive train car in this COCA-COLA holiday train set is constructed of fine polymer, recreating the soft artistry of opaque stained glass. Plus, each car that follows the locomotive is lit from within, adding a greater dimension to each of the breathtaking COCA-COLA collectibles. From the "frosty" COCA-COLA bottles packed in "ice" in the Coal Car, to the vintage COCA-COLA Santa art, logos, and vibrant Christmas colors that grace each car, this heirloom-quality electric train collection unites the beauty of stained glass with the nostalgia of COCA-COLA for a great addition to your holiday home decor."

They're not allowed to say Tiffany's, I think. But if you remember the old stained glass windows with the Coca Cola logos, the graphic will bring back some fond memories.

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Lionel O Gauge Coca Cola Anniversary Train

New for 2012! Lionel Coca-Cola 125Th Anniversary Vintage Steam O-Gauge Train Set

Until 2012 we have featured only Hawthorne Village trains on this page. But this new Lionel set will be a collectible in its own right, and it will look great around a Christmas tree OR around a town (if you have room for the track oval). This set includes the "General-style" old-timey locomotive which is seldom produced these days. It also includes two freight cars, and a caboose with characteristic Coca Cola stylings. On some pieces, the deep "Coca Cola" red is complemented by a green that makes this a perfect Christmas train.

Note: Because this is a Lionel O gauge train, the track pieces listed below will not work with this train. For additional track options, please see the O Gauge Christmas page. That said, the Coca Cola railroad accessory set featured below is a VERY good match for this train.

To see a slightly larger photo of the locomotive, click on the photo to the right.

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The Coca-Cola Railroad Accessory Collection

The Coca-Cola Railroad Accessory Collection

New for 2012! Many of Hawthorne Village's typical railroad accessories are now available with Coca Cola colors and logos. Watch from month to month as your village display or railroad get more "Christmassy" and more "Coca Cola-ey" with each new issue. Collections like this one usually sell out quickly, and there will be unique products that you literally can't get anywhere else. So don't wait too long to get started!

Note: The accessories in this limited-edition collection will work with every train on this page, and they are very high quality. So if you order a train, be sure to come back to this page and get started on the accessory collection as well.


Additional Track

The Coca Cola train sets above come with an oval of track that is about 38" x 56". You get a track circle with the second issue of the series, then some straight pieces with the fourth issue. Other issues may include track or other accessories.

To get a head start on your railroad, or to get track to run the train from the display set above on, you may easily add additional pieces of Bachmann EZ Nickle Silver Track, which are available at your local hobby shop.

If you want to save time, you may also order track extension sets directly from the Bradford Exchange, as shown below:

Track Multi-Pack Train Accessory Set

Track Multi-Pack Train Accessory Set

One of the true joys and excitement of owning an electric train set is in enhancing - and growing - your display by adding quality accessories. Hawthorne Village's exclusive HO scale "Track Multi-Pack" Train Accessory Set affords you almost 8 feet of additional track, including four 9" Straight Track and six 9" Radius Curved Track. Every magnificent detail adds that special touch of realism to make this appealing HO scale train set accessory a must-have accent to any prized train collection. Perfect for any of your favorite Hawthorne Village HO scale train sets and all you need to do is snap them together. You won't find a finer value anywhere. Order now.



HO Scale Figure 8 Train Track Accessory Set

HO Scale Figure 8 Train Track Accessory Set

Enhance your treasured train display with this fine-quality train set track accessory! Used with your existing track, this HO scale accessory set allows you to set up your train display in the classic Figure 8 configuration, as well as other larger and more intricate layouts. It includes one curved rerailer, one 30-degree crossing, and four curved short tracks.Available exclusively from Hawthorne Village, this collectible train set track accessory is expertly crafted. It assembles easily, snaps together and stays together, operates on floors, tables and carpets, and needs no screws, nails or special tools. Just imagine the fun and excitement of creating new displays - including everyone's favorite, the classic Figure 8! You won't find a finer value anywhere, so don't wait. Order now!



HO Scale Cross Track Pack Train Accessory Set

HO Scale Cross Track Pack Train Accessory Set

One of the true joys and excitement of owning an electric train set is in enhancing - and growing - your display by adding quality accessories. Hawthorne Village's exclusive HO scale "Cross Track Pack" Train Accessory Set affords you a variety of exciting options, including 90-degree Crossing Gate, four 2-1/4" Straight Track and one 18" Radius Curved Rerailer.Every magnificent detail adds that special touch of realism to make this appealing HO scale train set accessory a must-have accent to any prized train collection. Perfect for any of your favorite Hawthorne Village HO scale train sets and all you need to do is snap them together. You won't find a finer value anywhere. Order now.



Other Christmas Village Accessories of Interest

Winter Crossing Gate And Block HO Scale Train Accessory

Winter Crossing Gate And Block HO Scale Train Accessory

A miniature scale crossing gate and block signals can really enhance the railroad train crossing in your collection, so you'll love this highly detailed HO scale train accessory set! From the red and white striped arms of the gate, to the authentic train signals and white crossing signs, this crossing gate adds a special touch of realism. The arms of the gate even lower when a train passes! And don't forget the 4 amazingly detailed railroad block signals - they're perfect! This exclusive HO scale train accessory set from Hawthorne Village is a must-have accent to any prized train collection, and a terrific value you don't want to miss - order now!



Summer Crossing Gate Train Accessory Set

Summer Crossing Gate Train Accessory Set

Just as a railroad crossing gate adds drama to a life-sized train, a miniature-scale crossing gate and block signals will really enhance your collectible electric train set. Meticulously handcrafted by master artisans, each detail is flawlessly re-created, from the red-and-white striped train crossing gate arms to the white crossing signs. The crossing gate's arms even lower automatically when the train passes over the track!Every magnificent detail adds a special note of realism to make this appealing electric train crossing gate and block signal accessory set a "must-have" for any prized train collection. Perfect for any Hawthorne Village train. You won't find a finer value anywhere than this Hawthorne exclusive! Order now!



Pedestrian Crossing Train Set Accessory

Pedestrian Crossing Train Set Accessory

Add nostalgic charm to your collectible train display with this delightful train set accessory! This beautiful two-piece pedestrian crossing set is meticulously handcrafted by master artisans and filled with flawlessly recreated details. You'll love the softly weathered look of the cobblestones, the real metal wrought iron-look railings, and the old-fashioned wooden walkway. The two antique lamplights really illuminate, adding a warm glow of realism. And meet the friendly porter figurine, who's here to direct you on your way!Available exclusively from Hawthorne village, this collectible HO scale accessory is a must-have addition to any prized train display. You won't find a finer value anywhere, so don't wait - order now!



Bridgeport Train Display Wood Cabinet

Bridgeport Train Display Wood Cabinet

Provide an elegant home for your beloved model train collection in this heirloom-quality model train set display case, exclusively from Van Hygan & Smythe. Custom-designed in the tradition of fine European craftsmanship, its classic style is enhanced by solid hardwood construction with a rich walnut-finish. What a focal point in your home decor!Hinged glass front doors open to reveal three 3-1/4" deep hardwood shelves, perfectly sized for your limited-edition train collections. Magnetic door closures minimize dust, and gleaming brass-finished hardware adds an elegant touch. There's no doubt, this collectible train display cabinet is simply the perfect train accessory for your collection! Order now!



O Scale Accessories

In addition, the O-Scale Accessories page includes many relatively inexpensive details such as bridges, fencing, and stations, that will bring life to any O-Scale or O-Gauge railroad.


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