You can enjoy dinner on-board, see Thomas The Train on select dates, packages that include both the train and riverboat, and even book private events. After more than a year of construction, 43.5 miles was opened from Wiscasset to Albion on November 4, 1895. With your ticket, you will: Meet Santa in his own home — made of gingerbread, and filled with candied furnishings. You can also find more than just trains here including many other transportation artifacts, such as automobiles. It total it stretches 11.5 miles and the museum eventually plans to restore the entire property for public trips, in addition to building a locomotive shop and display tracks. You can also catch a train ride with trips hosted over the museum's 30 acres of property. COVID-19 Health & Safety Policy; Plan Your Ride; Boarding Locations; Charters; Events. All ages can enjoy the warmth and fun of the Christmas season as you depart for a trip to the North Pole. President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains while munching on candy canes and listening to Christmas music. A ride on this 1949 vintage train that runs from Georgia Veterans State Park to Archery, Georgia is well worth the 2 hour drive from Atlanta, especially if your holiday travel plans take you south. This is one of the longest Christmas-themed rides you can experience; it lasts four hours during which time kids can see Santa, enjoy cocoa, and partake in live musical It uses a 3 mile stretch (6-mile round trip for a total ride time of 40 minutes) of the former Pere Marquette Railway's Otter Lake Branch which hugs the western shore of Mott Lake just north of Flint. See our local DEALS page. Both of this historic engines are currently under restoration and should further bolster ridership once they are back under steam. There are no discounts or group rates for this special event. Call the Ticket Office at 877-893-3874 to reserve your ticket. The train departs Williams Depot and lasts a little over an hour. cookies, a visit from Santa, and receive a small gift and Journey to the North Pole. Please note! The museum makes this a priority and strives to be sure he speaks with all of the children during the trip. No other place in America features a finer collection of historic, two-foot gauge saddletank steam locomotives; there are currently eight in their collection and four operational. Next, they found a section of the Chesapeake & Ohio's Monday Creek Branch which was also up for abandonment. Please be aware that these trains use open-air cars so be sure to dress accordingly. This has been especially true as freight railroads have abandoned or sold track deemed redundant or unprofitable. 2020 Christmas Train Rides in Indiana. Families are encourage to arrive in pajamas and join in on this magical Christmas train ride. The town is bedecked in holiday lights, stores throughout the town (Shelburne Falls) are open late, and the museum gives trolley rides in equipment dressed with holiday lights. It remained in use through the ill-fated Penn Central era but when remnants of Hurricane Agnes hit in June, 1972 the bridge over the river was washed away. Among their seasonal activities is hosting the North Pole Express for Christmas. have a look at our wonderful selection of Christmas While the scenery alone and many special trips continue to draw in visitors, the railroad's two operating steam locomotives do as well; former Atlanta, Birmingham & Atlantic 0-6-0 #58 and Mississippi Central 4-4-0 #98. where kids can enjoy cocoa, Today, diesels lead the trains. You can purchase tickets and learn more about this favorite Christmas event in Kentucky on its website here. Please visit their website to find out all of their offerings. listen to live music, enjoy hot cocoa and cookies, and receive a small gift. Limited. The modern Western Pacific was much smaller than SP but nevertheless maintained a respectable system that was not only well built but also circumvented the treacherous Donner Pass by building through the Feather River Canyon. Powdery snow that crunches underfoot, candles at Midnight Mass yourself to one of our outstanding Christmas tours by train. Midwest Central Railroad (Mt. Today, it largely handles passengers but also continues to provide some freight service. Our Tour During the trip they can listen to choir-performed Christmas songs, play games, enjoy refreshments, and take in the beautiful scenery. The experience provides breathtaking open vistas and typically glimpses of local wildlife such as deer, elk, and other smaller mammals. While they do not offer any type of Christmas or holiday train ride they do host "Christmas At The Railroad Museum" allowing the kids to visit Santa and receive a gift. During the holidays, they host the Santa Railyard/Santa Express during select dates in December where folks take a short trip to Santa's Toyland. Head to the "North Pole" with your little ones in a fabulous Victorian-style train, then enjoy a Christmas show, a visit from Santa, and a souvenir mug. Its earliest predecessor was the Miami Valley Narrow Gauge Railway formed in 1874 to link Cincinnati with Xenia, via Lebanon (55 miles) but resources were exhausted after only 46 miles had been graded. Become a Volunteer FAQ Contact Info ☰ Become a Volunteer! allows kids to experience a half-hour train ride to see Santa and Mrs. To learn more please visit their website. By 1966 it had fully restored its first interurban car and showed off a rebuilt steam locomotive two years later. In 1969, through a generous donation by the Southern, a permanent location was found at nearby North Chamberlain Avenue. this will be a Christmas to remember on one of our festive Alas, the line was scrapped before they could purchase it. The SANTA CLAUS LIMITED features the traditional, relaxed 45-minute steam train ride through Amish Country with a bonus visit with Santa. Find THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride near you. locomotive (Southern Railway 2-8-0 #154, built by the Schenectady Works in 1890). Today, numerous organizations host officially licensed trips featuring his work and these usually sell out months in advance. The NJMT is one of New Jersey's oldest museums. Holiday train rides have become a huge hit with Indianapolis families. This is the only officially licensed Polar Express event in the State of Kansas. During the trip kids will also receive a small gift. Historically, they have long been known for using steam engines to lead their trains. With that in mind I have compiled a list of fabulous, festive Santa Train rides around the UK. If you are researching active or abandoned corridors you might want to check out the, You will be hard pressed at finding a better online resource regarding diesel locomotives than Craig Rutherford's, In 1998 a gentleman by the name of Andre Kristopans put together a web page highlighting virtually every unit every out-shopped by General Motors' Electro-Motive Division. Once the train pulls into the “North Pole,” Santa will greet the train and the car hosts will deliver your personal messages to Santa himself. Its list of buildings and equipment is extremely impressive. A bit similar to The Polar Express, the kids can enjoy a train ride, meet Santa, receive a small gift, and partake in snacks upon arrival. The timing of his venture is interesting since rail preservation was still in infancy; almost all of the nation's rail infrastructure, except for interurbans, remained in use at that time. One of the South's must-see railroad museums; the Southeastern Railway Museum was formed in 1970 by the Atlanta Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society to highlight the Southeast's and Georgia's rail heritage. Throughout the year the group offers a multitude of different adventures from regular excursions to special holiday events and even riverboat rides. It is a must visit! The train ride is 4 hours to Leavenworth, you get 3 hours in Leavenworth and then a 4 hour ride back. About Us WCRHA History Equipment Links Crew Quarters. This track, currently owned by CSX Transportation, holds big plans for the organization; it is not only used for excursions but they group has also built a small storage yard in Willow with a planned restoration shop. Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc. (Findlay):  This organization, based in Findlay, operates a 1/4-scale railroad and hosts several special events throughout the year, including the North Pole Express during the holidays. St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railway (Jackson):  This tourist attraction uses a historic name which dates all the way back to 1851, the St. Louis & Iron Mountain Railroad. See thousands of Christmas lights along the three-mile track and the open areas of the park. In addition, an original WW&F locomotives has been restored along with several buildings. If you enjoy rail history a visit to this location is a must; a sort of time capsule most of the original property, dating back to the 1880's, has been preserved and remains in use as a tourist attraction/historic interpretive center. SAM's other holiday-themed rides include the North Pole Express (this train will travel from the Georgia Veterans State Park Depot to Cordele where kids can meet Santa and enjoy the town's "Winter Wonderland"), Candy Cane Express (This trip is something a little different; guests will travel to President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains while munching on candy canes and listening to Christmas music. North Alabama Railroad Museum (Chase):  This museum is located about six miles northeast of downtown Huntsville. is another popular event; it is a train ride/boat trip that showcases the Christmas When not down for restoration or the mandatory 1,472-day inspection you can ride behind one of two 2-8-0 "Consolidations," Union Pacific #618 or Great Western Railway #75. It was the first time the 2-8-4 moved under its own power in 34 years. Minnesota Streetcar Museum (Minneapolis):  This museum was born in 2005 and offers rides in historic streetcars while also hosting special events throughout the year. All are big draws for kids and families. It was formed in 1939 to preserve the region's streetcar heritage, which was ending after the Biddeford & Saco Railroad's discontinued trolley service in favor of buses between Biddeford (where it connected with the Atlantic Shore Line Railway, a large interurban) and Portland (here it linked up with another interurban, the Portland-Lewiston Interurban Railroad). Three (PRR, Erie, and C&O) were major corridors reaching Chicago; during the mid-20th century one could witness over 125 trains a day pass through the small town and nearly all of the community's residents worked for the railroad. On May 21, 1988 the Niles Canyon Railway operated its first public excursion and has since worked to rebuild more of the abandoned right-of-way. They offer a nice experience and their close proximity to Raleigh, the Research Triangle, and the I-40 corridor allows the museum to draw nice crowds each year. If you are a train nut they have an impressive collection of equipment, including several lightweight, stainless steel coaches built by the Budd Company, a slumbercoach, two former Bessemer & Lake Erie F7A's, a GP7, SW1, SW8, and GP10. The A&M began in 1986 over a long stretch of the old St. Louis-San Francisco Railway ("Frisco") between Fort Smith, Arkansas and Monett, Missouri, a distance of 140 miles. Trips can be enjoyed throughout the spring, summer, and fall with specials hosted at various times of the year. Whether we are gathering to Celebrate the holidays at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum with a four-course meal and a ride through East Chattanooga aboard a restored 1924 dining car. Roger Puta photo. Finally, as an early celebration of the holiday season they also host "Christmas In July" specials. Seminole Gulf Railway (Fort Myers):  This long-running tourist attraction has been around since 1987 as a freight carrier. Tap into a great time with craft brews and music. ***Steam Railroading Institute (Owosso)***: The SRI offers their North Pole Express Coopersville & Marne Railway (Coopersville):  Beginning in late November and throughout much of December this railroad features its Santa Train. In the NYC era this trackage was once part of its Michigan Division, a secondary route running between Monroe, Michigan and Elkhart, Indiana. Among their many special events is the Polar Bear Express and Santa’s Surprise Trains scheduled in late November and December where kids can meet Santa Claus. With a vast range of incredible places to visit, Great Rail The history of SRI is an interesting tale involving a single locomotive, previously mentioned #1225. Two more events include Nightcaps With St. Nick and Santa's Hiwassee Holiday Train. Nearly all of their 90+ pieces operated somewhere in the South while in service. During the Christmas season they host their Christmas City Express from late November throughout much of December. Since then the museum's collection has grown exponentially to include more than 250 vehicles along with several trolley cars. The Southern was always a major advocate for rail preservation and helped TVRM get started through an additional donation, a 1.5-mile segment of abandoned right-of-way. The Georgetown Loop's heritage dates back to the Colorado Central Railroad, which fell into the latter category. SACRAMENTO: Polar Express Train Cancelled in 2020. . For the PRR, it used the route as a north-south main line linking Pittsburgh with Buffalo via Oil City and Dunkirk, New York along Lake Erie. The railroad offers a number of holiday-themed trips such as a once-annual event known as the Christmas In Plains where patrons travel to Plains, Georgia and enjoy the sights of area Christmas lights and decorations. The North Pole Flyer offers a very long 2+ hour train ride while the kids get to see Santa, enjoy cookies/hot chocolate, It was subsequently reactivated again in 2010 and excursions began on October 18, 2014. In 2005, part of the line was scrapped and reduced to a 2-mile loop, a setup which remains today. Napa Valley Wine Train (Napa): Simply put this is one of the finest excursions you will find anywhere; the Napa Valley Win Train not only offers superb, first class amenities but also maintains a fleet of all-matching equipment. To begin this endeavor they acquired former Indiana Railroad car #65 by pitching in $100 each. These trains typically operate every weekend from the Friday after Thanksgiving until just before Christmas. offers Christmas train rides pulled by these steam locomotives. The railroad began in 1974 through the vision of Bill Levy and Carroll Reed who acquired 7 miles of the Boston & Maine's Conway Branch and then picked up a section of Maine Central's "Mountain Division" in 1984. These ever-popular trains begin Saturday, November 30th and continue each Saturday and Sunday through Saturday, December 22. The Santa Express is one such popular production, held during late November and into December. One other notable railroad served this area, the Chicago & North Western. Such is the case with the Sacramento RiverTrain which offers upscale, lavish trips running 14 miles from West Sacramento to Woodland. After a few years of tireless efforts the first rebuilt segment opened to the public in 1999. Finally, two preserved depots can be perused; Southern Railway's station from Wilton (built 1900-1910) and L&N's Woodlawn structure completed in 1904. They currently use a diesel locomotive to pull trains, GP40-3 #3134 (there is also an historic diesel under restoration, Southern Pacific RSD-15 #442). They also maintain other historic locomotives, like Nickel Plate Road PA #190, the only of its kind still running in America. On the ride back to THE POLAR EXPRESS™ train depot, chefs lead passengers in singing joyous Christmas carols. The name "SAM" is a nod to the, This trip is something a little different; guests will travel to. Your contributions support the development and outreach programs for at-risk and special needs children. Newport & Narragansett Bay Railroad (Portsmouth):  Based in Newport, the Newport & Narrangansett Bay Railroad was created in 2014 through the merger of the Newport Dinner Train and Old Colony & Newport Scenic Railway. Unfortunately, she has been sidelined by a cracked cylinder saddle since 1999. The South Carolina Railroad Museum (SCRM) began in 1973 when a group of enthusiasts wanted to tell the Palmetto State's interesting rail history through a museum. Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation (Portland):  The ORHF, which maintains two operating and historic steam locomotives (Southern Pacific 4-8-4 #4449 and Spokane Portland & Seattle 4-8-4 #700) hosts The Holiday Express (pulled by #4449) during select weekend dates from late November through mid-December. At the time their small collection of equipment was stored at Southern Railway's large classification yard along Holtzclaw Avenue in East Chattanooga. The entire ride lasts about an hour and a half. During the 75-minute ride kids have the chance to see Santa, listen to a Christmas tale, sing songs, see lighted displays, enjoy refreshments, and travel to the North Pole. There are also a number of specials hosted throughout the year including dinner trains, steam-powered rides, and a "Railfan Special." kids get to see Santa and his elves, sing songs, and hear a Christmas Folks are also drawn in thanks to two operational steam locomotives; "New Haven 2-8-2 #3025" (actually built by China's Tangshan Locomotive & Rolling Stock Works in 1989) and Aberdeen & Rockfish 2-8-2 #40 (built by American Locomotive's Brooks Works in 1920). They also feature a special play for the Christmas Eve this year entitled "Wicked Winter Wonderland.". In 1971, train enthusiasts began to rebuild part of the line for public excursions. While aboard the train Then plan a visit to the Midwest Central Railroad! Do you believe? To host excursions the group picked up a pair of 2-6-0's and constructed a pole-barn roundhouse to store and maintain their new acquisitions. The engineering superiority of this route has kept it in operation under successor Union Pacific today. Alas, it proved an early casualty to the automobile and service was suspended in 1927. The Mid-Continent Railway Museum's noteworthy pieces include the original C&NW depot from Rock Springs (built in 1894) and a replica freight depot built in 1972. The latter (bridges and tunnels) were utilized for only 32 years as the railroad elected to bypass them all in the early 1900's. Georgetown Loop Railroad (Georgetown): As George Hilton notes in his engaging book, "American Narrow Gauge Railroads," most of Colorado's railroads were built for one of two reasons; serve the booming mining industry or communities, like a fledgling Denver, bypassed by the Transcontinental Railroad. The East Troy Electric Railroad is a division of the East Troy Railroad Museum and its primary mission is to preserve the region's interurban heritage. With your ticket, you will: Meet Santa in his own home — made of gingerbread, and filled with candied furnishings. Join us on this holiday season train ride for kids that is complete with warm cocoa, Christmas spirit, and an exclusive visit from Santa Claus himself. They also offer a single, 90-mile round trip held in late November which lasts 6 1/2 hours! BOOK NOW LEARN MORE. As a result, the railroad's future remained in limbo. During the trip the kids get to meet Santa, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, and is one of the few such events which is steam-powered. The longest is the Richmond & Allegheny Division which runs 199 miles between Richmond and Clifton Forge, another former component of the C&O. Arkansas & Missouri Railroad (Springdale):  Some of the nation's finest train excursions do not operate official The Polar Express trips. The system discontinued streetcar service in 1954, which led to MTM's creation in 1962. The former (Sugar Plum Express Holiday Village & Tree Train, Return Santa To The North Pole) allows guests to enjoy a short train ride to the Holiday Village where they can pick out a pre-cut Christmas Tree. Over the years, the operation has expanded to the point that it now also maintains the former Boston & Maine line from Concord to Lincoln, all of which is owned by the state of New Hampshire. The museum originally opened on May 30, 1958 but moved a few years later due to flooding. These names date back to a time when oil was discovered in western Pennsylvania, prompting construction of a railroad. However, the decline in these businesses coupled with growing competition and the railroad's fading service by the 1970's, led to the right-of-way's sale to Alameda County in 1984. There is no extra charge; it’s included with admission! The 11-mile journey travels over short line Knoxville & Holston River, a Gulf & Ohio Railways, Inc. company. The train was affectionately known as "The 1880 Train," a name which still stands today. The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway is no different; a division of short line, One of the longer train rides available, the SAM Shortline offers various trips along a route that spans a total of 34 miles between Cordele and Archery. It was nearly abandoned in the 1950's until a group of preservationists worked to save the property. Its activities and entertainment venues are also open to the public. It began in 1985 over a section of the former Pennsylvania Railroad, which once linked Cincinnati with Dayton. Our railroad is 100% run by volunteers. It connected with Union Pacific at the former town and primarily served agriculture along the Hood River. The road's primary freight was agricultural products (it interchanged with the Pennsylvania Railroad at Arcade and with the Erie Railroad at Attica). However, the decline in these businesses coupled with growing competition and the railroad's fading service by the 1970's, led to the right-of-way's sale to Alameda County in 1984. The Colebrookdale Railroad currently offers two different holiday excursions including the 'Twas The Night Before Christmas Train and Santa's Polar Bear Express. CUSTOM COACH CLASS Standard $68.00 Weekend $78.00. Events throughout 2020 have either been canceled or significantly changed due to the coronavirus pandemic -- but for Christmas, these Maryland events are keeping the holiday magic alive. All of this can be seen while enjoying dinner during the trip. The track here is now owned by the Nashville & Eastern Railroad, a short line freight carrier. The event features chocolate and, of course, a meet-and-greet with Santa. These include Deep River Logging Company 2-4-4-2 #7 (built by Baldwin in 1909, named "The Skookum"), McCloud Railway 2-6-2 #25 (built by American Locomotive in 1925), Polson Logging Company 2-8-2 #2 (manufactured by Baldwin in 1912), and Curtiss Lumber Company 2-truck Heisler (60-ton) #2 (a 1910 product of Heisler). Most of the original construction along the Arkansas River had been completed by the Santa Fe although both railroads fiercely fought for control of the line. KRM is a long-established preservation association dating back to 1954 when local Louisville railfans wanted to launch an organization dedicated to rail history. Passengers riding the Little River Railroad are treated to either 0-4-0T #1 (built by the Vulcan Iron Works in 1908 and which once operated in Indiana) or 4-6-2 #110 (a 1911 product of Baldwin) leading their train. who meets you in London and stays on hand throughout the vacation, The organization changed its name to the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association in 1963, which was slightly amended to the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association, Inc. a year later. This was established along the Central Pacific at Colfax with the line running roughly due north. Your contributions support the development and outreach programs for at-risk and special needs children. Escape the stresses of the festive period back home and treat After more than a decade of work passenger service was revived in 2016. Remember, this is a popular ride and tickets go fast, so get them while you still can. Along the way passengers are treated to sights of the beautiful Cumberland Narrows, bucolic farmland, famous Helmstetter's Curve, and 914-foot Brush Tunnel. The C&CV's heritage can be traced back to 1865 when promoters sought a connection with the national rail network. The PRR acquired the section through Lebanon, then known as the Dayton, Lebanon & Cincinnati Railroad (organized in 1887), in 1915. The museum was started in 1976 as a local model railroad club. Letters to Santa at Ohio Railway Museum: Worthington, Ohio. Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad (Trego): A unique twist on Christmas-themed train rides is Wisconsin Great Northern's Santa Pizza Train, offered on select weekends during November and December. What makes the Georgetown Loop famous was a loop and horseshoe curves designed by Union Pacific engineer Robert Blickensderfer. After, for various reasons, this attempt (and others) failed he eventually entered into an agreement with the Pennsylvania Railroad to lease its Flemington Branch between Flemington and Lambertville. This resulted in the northern 13.22 miles being abandoned, leaving 15.14 miles which is still in operation today. During the holiday season they host the Santa Express from late November and December where kids can see Santa and a Christmas tale is read to all during the 2-hour trip. Hours are: Sunday through Thursday: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Boothbay Village provides short train rides over about a quarter-mile of loop track. They currently have six in their fleet, four of which pull trains. Then the Christmas Train chugs its way through the Holiday season on certain nights throughout the month of December. Among their amenities and accommodations is dinner trains, dome cars, first class services, and numerous special events each year. Kannapolis’ Celebration of Lights and Winterland Express returns for 2020, at Village Park, 700 West C Street.. lasts about one hour and a half with elves serving kids hot chocolate and cookies; afterwards a Christmas story is read and the children meet the "Big Guy.". (November and December) is the marquee attraction. It is best known for moving millions of tons of anthracite coal and was once one of the richest railroads in America. The Polar Express Train Ride. The For more information please visit their website and plan ahead as this ride, which has been offered for over three decades, sells out quickly. It was designed as a duel narrow gauge (3 foot)/standard gauge operation; the former would run west from Golden to serve the mining industry while the latter would link Golden with Hazard (near Cheyenne, Wyoming) where a connection was made with Union Pacific. These excursions operate over short line Buckingham Branch Railroad, a growing Virginia freight carrier. The It was the vision of Ellis D. Atwood who opened a tourist attraction on his 1,800-acre cranberry plantation in South Carver, Massachusetts in 1947. Colebrookdale Railroad (Boyertown):  A relatively new tourist railroad, the Colebrookdale Railroad, also known as the Secret Valley Line, began in 2014 operating 8.5 miles between Boyertown and Pottstown (here an interchange is established with Class I, Norfolk Southern Railway). In addition, the museum hosts breakfast and lunch events with Santa. The narrow-gauge was not only prosperous (handling quartz gold ore, lumber, and general freight) but also very scenic and rugged featuring four large wooden trestles and two tunnels (one at You Bet and the other at Town Talk). Their first major acquisition was Louisville & Nashville 4-6-2 #152 (K-2A), a locomotive which remains a cornerstone of its collection. We welcome you to the 2020 Christmas Train at Kirby Family Farm! Unfortunately, by the post-World War II period a great of this trackage was superfluous and redundant. This is operated as the "Mercury & Chase Railroad." Folks from far and wide come to ride this stretch of the former New York, New Haven & Hartford's 'Old Saybrook Line' spanning 22 miles from Essex to a point near Higganum. The Holiday Express has been held since 2005 and grows each year. On the way back home Santa will greet the passengers and is available for photos. beginning in mid-November and lasting throughout most of December. Western Pacific Railroad Museum (Portola):  The WPRM is the museum dedicated to the Western Pacific's memory. It covers 17 miles and was previously the Chesapeake & Ohio's Dillwyn Branch, sold by CSX Transportation in 1989. You are provided with a boxed breakfast and a boxed dinner. Black Hills Central Railroad (Hill City): Tucked away in western South Dakota is one of the nation's finest heritage railroads, the Black Hills Central. 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