The Herpolsheimer’s Child Passenger Train is instantly recognizable to any baby-boomer resident of Grand Rapids. They remember riding in the train high above the toy department at the Herpolsheimer’s Department Store, which sat at the corner of Fulton and Division streets in downtown Grand Rapids. Its “space-age” look ties in with the futuristic optimism many Americans had in the post-World War II era. After passing through the hands of multiple department stores that succeeded Herpolsheimer’s, the train entered the Museum’s Collection in 2000 with a jungle-themed paint job.When the Herpolsheimers building became City Centre Shopping Center and finally Mackie's World, it was moved to the basement food court and continued use for the same purpose. The train was always owned by the successive owners of the Herpolsheimers Department Store building at the corner of Fulton and Division Streets. The December 15, 1955 issue of Life Magazine (2014.42.1) includes a holiday article featuring the Herpolsheimers Child Train, showcasing it as an interesting, but representative, example of entertainment from the period.