Both Richard Thomas & Catherine Burns previously collaborated on the film Last Summer.
I hate war! And I hate Hitler! I hope when they catch him they turn him over to the chief rabbi to perform a big public circumcision using the top of a rusty sardine can!
The railroad passenger cars are of a more recent vintage ('fifties/'sixties) than what would have been available in 1944/5. Not even sure if the engine is era-appropriate.
In what was a standard practice by Universal Studios, one version was released in theaters, another version was broadcast on television. The differences include: the theatrical version had no voiceover narration and ended with a promo for the Universal Studio tour, the TV version had substantial voiceover narration by the lead character as an adult (similar to "The Waltons") and no tour promo.