In the film, The Polar Express, what restored steam locomotive was used as the model for the film's locomotive? Where is it located?
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Answer: The locomotive in the movie is based on the Pere Marquette 1225, a restored steam locomotive, located in Owosso, MI. Note that the number "1225" also refers to Christmas Day (12/25). In addition, all the ticket numbers in the film contain the number "1225."
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