Whittle Shortline Railroad {Review}

Are you looking for a great Christmas idea for the little boys in your life?  Or maybe some of the bigger ones who still appreciate model trains?  We have partnered with the Whittle Shoreline Railroad to try out one of their awesome train sets this holiday season.

The Whittle Shoreline Railroad is a family-owned company, based near St. Louis Missouri.  They have been in operation for over 20 years, producing model trains, handcrafted from start to finish, using child safe paints and finishes.  The original trains were modeled after US trains, but the lineup has expanded to include international lines!  I was super excited to see CN Railroad and Canadian Pacific!

Ben selected a mixed set with the Santa Fe engine for his set.  His mixed set included a Santa Fe caboose, plus Burlington Northern, Gulf, and Canadian National cars.  Each car was a different color which added to the aesthetics of the set and Ben liked the mix over a set of single color cars.  Whittle Shortline's goal is for the trains to be as realistic as possible and they've done a great job of making it happen.

Even better, Whittle Shoreline Railroad trains are compatible with other popular wooden train items, including Thomas, Brio, and Chuggington.  I love the idea of being able to add on cars to another set we own without having to rebuy tracks or accessories. Ben still has all his tracks from when he was a toddler (I saved all the awesome wooden train pieces) so we're happy that these mix right in.

Do you have a train aficionado in your life?  As a part of their 20th anniversary, Whittle Shortline Railroad released over 20 new trains in August 2016. And, in December 2016, they will begin a program of releasing a new train each month and expanding their offering to trains around the world! Visit the website to watch the videos and learn more.

Right now, my readers receive 20% Off High Quality MIXED 5 Car Diesel Engine Toy Train Sets.

Enter Promo Code: WeLoveWhittle! in comments section at checkout.

Disclosure: This post was written as a part of my ongoing relationship with US Family Guide. I received a complimentary train set in exchange for my post.