The abandoned toy car is the first passenger car the Polar Express pulls during its journey to and from the North Pole. No passengers sit in it, but it is instead filled with a bunch of abandoned and forsaken toys that have been left to rust and decay in the back alleys and vacant lots around the world. Instead of getting thrown away, the train collects these toys and takes them to the North Pole where they are restored to their former glory.
After the train gets off the Ice Lake, Hero Boy, Hero Girl and the Conductor makes their way back to the main passenger car. On the way, they pass through the abandoned toy car. Hero Girl finds it especially sad that these toys were treated so horribly. The Conductor and Hero Girl make it to the main passenger car, but Hero Boy gets distracted and runs to an Ebenezer Scrooge puppet being puppeteered by the Hobo, who was on the roof of the car. Hero Boy, scared, quickly runs away back to the main passenger car.
The abandoned toy car is based on a Strasburg railroad coach, like all the other passenger cars.
The abandoned toy car's livery is the same as that of the other passenger cars. It is mostly blue, but with a red stripe going along the side windows and a black roof. In most merchandise lines, the words "Polar Express" appear on the sides above the windows, but this is not present in the film.
- From the outside, lights are shining through the abandon toy car's windows like the other cars, but no light source exists inside.
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Abandoned Toy Car