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I have seen a lot of ads for Park Trains and Tourist Trains that offer
Christmas or Chanukah light viewing. I thought I would gather some examples.
"Highlights of this family friendly event include a candy cane lane
themed rides area, a night time adventure on the Outback Express
Adventure Train, rocking around the Christmas trees in the Wayne and
Gladys Valley Childrenís Zoo, and a light show thatís sure to blow out
any bah hum bugs." At the
The Roaring Camp Railroads offered a Chanukah Train. The video below is from the first season, in 2013.
The V & T Railroad in Carson City, Nevada ran a Polar Express (TM) Train.
CalTrain, which runs commuter trains on the San Francisco peninsula,
operates a special holiday train one weekend during the season and offers a discount ticket package for riders during the season.
The Friends of the 261 in Saint Paul, Minnesota ran the North Pole Express, pulled by 1944 steam locomotive Mikwaukee Road 261, a 4-8-4.
The Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso, Michigan ran the North Pole Express, pulled by 1941 steam locomotive Pere Marquette 1225, a 4-8-4,
which served as the inspiration for Chris Van Allsburg's book The Polar Express. Click on the image to see a larger version.
The Western Railway Museum at Rio Vista Junction offered train rides to meet Santa Claus.
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