Are you ready to believe?

All aboard as trains are departing for the North Pole

Cape Cod Central Railroad

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Matt Light of the New England Patriots joined staff and cast members aboard the Polar Express this week. We are pleased to work with his Light Foundation.

Saratoga & North Creek Railway

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Saratoga & North Creek Railway’s sleigh at The North Pole has it’s own unique story. The sleigh was built at the turn of the century by The Sturtevant-Larrabee Company Carriage & Sleigh Builders which was founded in Binghamton, N.Y. in 1891. In 1904 the company had sold over 6,000 sleighs through New York State alone!

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride in Batesville, MS

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Batesville Public Square has a very special guest: Peppy! Selfies with the miniature horse and having a chance to pet the little guy have added an extra dose of holiday magic. Look for his Believe bell, just below his chin! Donations of $3. are appreciated for the Swayze Woodruff Memorial Mid-South Scholarship Fund.  Peppy is located past the gazebo, near the steps leading to cross the train tracks to board the Polar Express.

Eastern Flyer

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The Eastern Flyer Railroad is not only the location for The Polar Express – but is also the home for Santa’s reindeer this holiday season!

Texas State Railroad

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All is calm. All is bright. A rare quiet moment between excursions show the beauty of the lights on the rail cars.

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride in Wolfforth, TX

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We have our own Elf on a Shelf!

Mt. Hood Railroad

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We love when photos on our ride to the North Pole truly capture a child’s love for the holidays.

North Pole bound!

All aboard as trains are departing for the North Pole

Cape Cod Central Railroad

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Happy to welcome First Responders and their families this past weekend and to raise money for Homeless for the Holidays program to benefit the homeless in our area.

Saratoga & North Creek Railway

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We have been busy writing letters this past week. Santa is about to get a BUNCH of mail from area kids! One of our favorite messages to Santa asked for “lots of trains” .

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride in Batesville, MS

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“Because it’s ALL about the Golden Ticket!”

Eastern Flyer

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The Eastern Flyer Polar Express was so excited to have Oklahoma State University’s Pistol Pete visit our train this week! Our guests got to get their pictures taken with Pistol Pete and there were lots of smiles and high fives all evening long!

Texas State Railroad

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One of our favorite moments on board is the excitement you can feel in the air when Santa arrives in the rail car to meet and greet all the kids.

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride in Wolfforth, TX

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Our staff is full of holiday cheer and can’t wait to welcome our guests on board this holiday season. We love our jobs!

Mt. Hood Railroad

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Views along the ride include two mountains-Mt Adams and Mt Hood.

 

Happy Rails!

What’s new this week?

Some of our trains have begun departures and others finish final preparation. All aboard!

Cape Cod Central Railroad

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Big thumbs up from the chefs on our departure of the season.

Saratoga & North Creek Railway

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Behind the scenes sneak peak of one of our team members hanging lights for our guests to enjoy on an evening ride.

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride in Batesville, MS

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Our Polar Express conductors are very excited to welcome everyone aboard as seen here on our dress rehearsal train!

Eastern Flyer

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Preparations continued this week. Our staff is so excited to welcome everyone to our new location this year in Stillwater.

 

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride in Wolfforth, TX

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The Polar Crew had a little fun imagining they were part of Santa’s team of reindeer while setting up the set.

Mt. Hood Railroad

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Our chefs are delightful and the best story tellers bringing the story to life!

 

Happy Rails!

Sneak Peak Week!

Check out our Sneak Peak Week as we get closer and closer to departures to the North Pole!

Cape Cod Central Railroad

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Here is a sneak peak at the all new North Pole set we are working on for our upcoming season aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride. Our guests are in for a big surprise.

Saratoga & North Creek Railway

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Our elves have been busy hanging garland and wrapping presents on each train car to make each magical trip come to life. This week we will be finishing the installment of three hundred tables for our First Class passengers!

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride in Batesville, MS

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Last weekend all our Dancing Chefs practiced their delivery for hot, hot chocolate and cookies. Merry sounding “ho, ho, ho!” was heard when Santa stopped in to check on the Polar Express crew, preparing for their first official departure from Batesville Train Station on November 18th. Elves scampered about humming and singing Christmas songs and the Conductor could be heard shouting a hearty , “All Aboard!”

They’ll be practicing this Friday, too, then busily decking the halls of this Polar Express train! Everyone will be snapping photos and using the #PolarExpressMS hashtag, and we hope you will, too as you prepare for your ride to the North Pole!

Eastern Flyer

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At the Eastern Flyer Railroad we are getting everything ready for the complete Polar Express experience! There is a special date that you will not want to miss – anyone riding on Nov. 30th on the 5:30pm train will have a chance to meet OSU’s Pistol Pete and get their picture taken with him! We couldn’t be more excited to have such a great representative of Stillwater and Oklahoma State University visiting #PolarExpressOK

Texas State Railroad

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The Texas State Railroad is proud to partner with the United Way of Central East Texas to ensure that everyone is able to experience the magic of the Polar Express train ride this holiday season.

Richard Jones – ED for United Way
Laura Gooding – UW Board Member
Joshua Shellenbarger – UW Board Member
Matthew Timmons – President of UW Board
Greg Udolf – General Manager for Texas State Railroad

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride in Wolfforth, TX

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Our talented crew is in training to deliver great performances as Dancing Chefs on board THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride!

Mt. Hood Railroad

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Mt Hood is counting down until our final rehearsal train, set to board on November 10th.

Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay Railway

 

That’s all for this week.

Happy Rails!