Toys of the Eighties, Crib Train ("Rail Runner")
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A blue plastic train (made by Mattel, I think) that attached to the top rail of a crib - you could wind up the smokestack to play a tune, and the train would "travel" up and down the rail as it played music. So cool! You never see these anymore. (Some kid probably got clothing caught on it and choked or something.)
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Mel - December 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I had this toy as a baby! And when I got older, I used to push it around on the carpet as a toddler.
SZA - March 04, 2009 - Report this comment
My father-in-law says he got one for my husband just after he was born and it didn't work. The crib rail was too thin, and the thing just fell over ... onto my husband! (Explains a lot, if you ask me!)
WendyG - September 12, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG I've been looking for this train EVERYWHERE!! Me and my older brother grew up with the yellow one and I'm currently pregnant and I want to get one for my daughter. Does anyone know where I can get one?
RWilliams - October 31, 2009 - Report this comment
I actaully have two of them. They still work and infact they are both on my daughters crib now.
Heather - December 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I got this toy for my second Christmas. Three days later I ended up in the hospital with spinal menengitis and this was the toy that went with me. A very important part of my childhood, my dad would wind it up every night for me for years.
Lisa - January 19, 2011 - Report this comment
My parents bought one of these for my litte brother(he is now 29) and I loved it so much! I have searched for years to find one to give to him for his child(children),
Dennis - June 13, 2011 - Report this comment
i still have mine doesnt run any more but still plays music have had it since i was a baby now i am 29
Denise - September 01, 2011 - Report this comment
I still have the blue one that I bought for my son when he was small - now 27. I now have a grandson - although not my sons child but my daughters, and he is coming to Grandma's and the train will be on the crib when he arrives. I can't wait to see his reaction to this simple non electronic toy!!!
Laura - December 07, 2011 - Report this comment
I got one of these trains for my oldest son when he was a baby. We lost it in a house fire. He is 29 yrs old now and when a baby of his own. Sure wish I could find one of these for my grandson.
Alicia - February 08, 2012 - Report this comment
My mother-in-law just gave my husband his train for our son. After seeing this post now I know how to use it. All my mother in law could remember is it played music and went up and down the rail. My son loves it.
Cookie - March 28, 2012 - Report this comment
There's currently one for sale on ebay but it's almost $60.00. I have one too. I just dug it out of storage for my future grandchild.
rosa - November 02, 2012 - Report this comment
been looking for this toy had it for my son who is 32 now and now looking for it for my grandson can anyone help me
Anna Marie Cooper - August 08, 2013 - Report this comment
Does anybody remember the other brand of this? I bought one for my daughter, now 29, and she wanted to see a picture. It was some sort of educational brand that no longer exist. The one she had was white.
SZA - August 12, 2013 - Report this comment
Anna, could the brand be Child Guidance, perhaps?
Debbie Greene - February 24, 2014 - Report this comment
We had one of these for my infant son who is now 34 and having his first baby, which we will give it to our new granddaughter
Sue Torbush - October 04, 2014 - Report this comment
My son was born in 1974 and had one that ran up and down his crib rail. I took it off when he started pulling up because I was afraid he would pull it onto himself. It is pretty heavy. I still have it and his 6 year old daughter is pushing it around on the floor right now with "My Little Pony" as the engineer. It no longer works on the crib but still being enjoyed by all the grandchildren.
Debbie - November 19, 2016 - Report this comment
I had one of these for my son (now 35) and wanted one for my grandson. I loved it!! Maybe I will find one. 💗💙
mick - January 31, 2017 - Report this comment
got a brand new one still boxed since 1979 blue with pink wheels found it in the loft when i bought my house

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