It is with great sadness that we have cancelled THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride at Wensleydale for 2020. "country": "United States", Among their many special trips is official The Polar Express train rides. According to the organization the trip will "depart from St. Louis Union Station for a 45 minute adventure to the North Pole filled with magic, songs, and cheer." Rainier Scenic Railroad & Logging Museum. "address": "The Railway Station", "state": "IL", "lng": "-73.2144232" One such location is the nation's newest railroad, Virgin Trains USA. "state": "Norfolk", Union Pacific 4-8-4 #844 steams through snowy Winnemucca, Nevada with a special excursion during an early spring storm on April 15, 2009. "country": "Canada", "website": "", "address": "1 Railroad Plz", "address": "400 Center St", Event Update: 22nd October. "city": "Baltimore", The railroad sold the structure in 1963 to private owners where it remained until Marty Phelps acquired it in 1991 with intentions to found what is today the Medina Railroad Museum. Great Smoky Mountains Railroad:  One of the nation's top tourist railroads can be found in Bryson City, North Carolina. The Texas State Railroad is one of the finer excursions with first class accommodations, special events, and private party rentals available throughout most of the year. French Lick Scenic Railway P.O. During Polar Express, the restaurant will be open for dinner from 3:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m. Breakfast will be open at 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. as well as Miami. "lat": "36.6435251", In later years coal became the K&T's primary commodity. Many were pulled up in the 1970's and 1980's although others were removed long before that. "address": "96 Main Rd", "state": "RI", North Pole Express with Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation. Several pieces came from the 1927 Fair of the Iron Horse, which had included replicas of original pieces never preserved (such as the "Tom Thumb" locomotive). There were a variety of contributing factors that led to this decision, but the health of … Dates: November 23-24, November 27-December 2, December 4-9, December 11-16, and December 18-23. Numerous organizations, from museums to tourist railroads, now host such themed rides every November and December (some even run into early January). "lat": "29.9461593", Schedules vary by the day. "address": "4611 47 Ave", Delaware River Railroad Excursions/New York Susquehanna & Western Technical & Historical Society:  The New York, Susquehanna & Western Technical & Historical Society was launched in 1988 to preserve the memory of the railroad by the same name. "country": "United States", Ticket options available include coach and first class. "lng": "-84.4761967" "lat": "52.6778", "zip": "75801", Grand Canyon Railway: Operates official The Polar Express events from early, November through early January on select dates. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing The Polar Express near you. "zip": "70113", }, As with all productions of The Polar Express visitors are encouraged to wear pajamas! "zip": "47331", While the railroad remains best known for its films, television shows, and various commercials its wide array of train rides (including special trips for the major holidays, private charters, and even trains occasionally pulled by a restored steam locomotive [Duluth & Northeastern 2-8-0 #14 built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1913]) makes it one of California's most popular such attractions. Thanks to its proximity to large population centers, the O&NW enjoys strong ridership and offers a number of different trips and special events, ranging from dinner trains to wine tasting trains. "phone": "800-843-8724", }, "zip": "05401", If successful, and ultimately profitable, similar commuter/passenger corridors will likely be built across the country in the coming years. "lat": "43.648022", COVID-19 Update Understandably, we have received many inquiries about the status of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride and whether events will return to markets across the US, Canada, and the UK during the 2020 holiday season. Dates: November 15-17, November 23-24, November 29-30, and December 1. "address": "1 Monon Dr", By then, only 10.5 miles remained and excursions had been operated since 1982 when the Big South Fork Scenic Railway launched on July 1st that year. Privacy Policy, THE POLAR EXPRESS and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s19). The effort to rebuild the original line began in the 1970's and especially took flight in the 1990's. Hop aboard the North Pole Express … "city": "Chehalis", "name": "Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad – Returning 2021", }, Dates: November 30-December 1, December 3-8, December 17-24, and December 26-29. "website": "", Blackstone Valley Tourism Council: As its name suggests, the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council aims to market Rhode Island's beautiful and historical Blackstone River Valley. View Gallery 19 Photos Grand Canyon Polar Express. "zip": "73111", "state": "Northallerton", To read more about the railroad please click here. The single-story brick structure is your typical station, a beautiful gingerbread design with large dormers and overhangs. To learn more please visit their website. These allow them to host some wonderful train rides during the fall including official The Polar Express trips during select dates in November and December. "zip": "42647", "lat": "52.32166489999999", Friday and Saturday dates go very fast, especially in First Class! "city": "Perris", Dates: November 23-24, November 30-December 1, December 7-8, and December 14-15. "city": "Branson", The organization has been successful in growing ridership but with only portions of the line in service train cannot run direct to Lake Placid. "lat": "38.5846358", { They will host official The Polar Express events in 2019. ], © 2021 Rail Events Inc. All Rights Reserved. In cooperation with freight line Columbus & Ohio River Railroad the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum is able to host official The Polar Express train rides during select dates in December. "state": "NY", "country": "United States", "lng": "-1.8926119000000199" "city": "Peninsula", "name": "Medina Railroad Museum – Returning 2021", { Through their hard work, the history of this unique aspect of railroading has been well document and preserved. One way it helps promote the region is by hosting official The Polar Express train rides in conjunction with the Providence & Worcester. Western Maryland Scenic Railroad:  The WMSR is one of the East's noteworthy tourist trains, operating 15.3 miles of the former Western Maryland's main line between its old terminal of Cumberland (also an important location for the much larger Baltimore & Ohio) and Frostburg, including the famous "Helmstetter's Curve." Dates: November 29-December 24 and December 26-30. "country": "United States", "name": "National Railroad Museum – Returning 2021", As increasing volumes of silver (and some gold) were mined, a railroad was needed. "city": "Horsehay", "country": "United States", "zip": "95814", "state": "AB", "lng": "-113.35165330000001" "lat": "43.21837190000001", Dates: November 15-18, November 22-24, November 28-December 1, December 5-8, and December 12-15, and December 19-24. To learn more about their Polar Express events please visit their website. They include dome-coach Silver Lariat, dome-sleeper-observation Silver Solarium, baggage Silver Peak, and sleeper Silver Rapids (along with baggage Silver Peak). These trips (lasting about 90 minutes) depart from the beautifully restored P&W/New York, New Haven & Hartford wooden depot in Woonsocket built in 1882. Today, the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad maintains 51 miles and hopes to eventually run trains into downtown Cleveland. July 27 - 31, 2020 Availability July 27 - 31, 2020 "phone": "877-762-9011", }, "name": "Mid-Norfolk Railway – Returning 2021", "name": "RAILTOWN 1897 State Historic Park – Returning 2021", At the time the AT&SF was attempting to offload a great deal of its branches and unprofitable routes, most of which were located in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. "website": "", For decades it was a vital corridor handling high-priority freight trains. "city": "Sacramento", Located less than 30 minutes from Providence, Rhode Island, and near the border of Massachusetts, the Historic Blackstone Valley Polar Express is fun for families based in New England. { { "website": "", The museum hosts several special events throughout the year, including official The Polar Express trips from mid-November through December. The railroad states The Polar Express runs on these dates:  November 8-27, November 29-December 24, and December 26-31. "zip": "13501", The 1¼ hour round-trip passenger excursion comes to life as the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a special visit at the North Pole. Please note that they also offer Santa Steam Trains not related to The Polar Express during select dates in December. It was originally launched in 2016 and due to strong demand has continued to run every holiday season since that time. }, "phone": "888-797-7245", "state": "CA", "address": "Harbour Rd", "lng": "-3.067594299999996" "city": "Buckfastleigh", "lat": "38.6283822", Our singing chefs lead the passengers in singing festive carols as the train returns to Leeming Bar station. "state": "NV", The magical story comes to life the minute the train departs the Palestine Depot for the journey to the North Pole. All of this was managed by the station's own railroad, the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis (TRRA), which remains an operating freight line. There were a total of eleven Maine two-footers in operation at some point including the Bridgton & Saco River Railroad; Kennebec Central Railroad; Monson Railroad; Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad; Sandy River Railroad; Franklin & Megantic Railroad; Kingfield & Dead River Railroad; Phillips & Rangeley Railroad; Madrid Railroad; Eustis Railroad; and the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railroad (partially rebuilt by the museum of the same name). They were cheap, effective, and required minimum construction; three attributes perfect in an industry constantly on the move. The M&E will play host to official The Polar Express train rides for 2019. Trips depart from Utica Union Station. "country": "United States", Mt. { Its popularity has been incredible, having enjoyed at, or over, 100,000 riders annually sicne 1971 thanks to its collection of historic steam locomotives and breathtaking scenery. "address": "1101 SW Sylvenus St", "country": "United States", Dates:  November 15-17, November 22-24, November 29-December 1, December 6-8, and December 13-15. In addition, after four more years of work it began hosting passenger trains in 2003. Polar Express, French Lick, Indiana – Canceled for 2020 In French Lick, Indiana there is a Polar Express experience that runs early November through December 23rd. It maintains 45 miles of the former Denver & Rio Grande Western's narrow-gauge Silverton Branch, which was also part of the railroad's larger "San Juan District" (all narrow-gauge trackage) serving southwestern Colorado and northern New Mexico (until 1941 these lines also reached Santa Fe). Waterloo Central Railway:  This heritage railroad began service in 2007, operated by the Southern Ontario Locomotive Restoration Society (SOLRS) and owned by the Region of Waterloo. The productions are excellent and highly entertaining. "lng": "-70.615373052034" "lat": "41.9352949", "country": "United States", "lng": "-85.14091289999999" "phone": "1-800-74-TRAIN", "lng": "-79.8508488" }, "lng": "-107.88251279999997" "lng": "-1.5607210000000578" Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad/West Virginia Central Railroad:  The West Virginia Central has become the defacto name for all of the Mountain State's tourist trains operated by John and Kathy Smith. "website": "", For most organizations official The Polar Express events are their most popular events and this is no different at CSRM which hosts the trips on weekends from late November and throughout December. Trolley Museum Winterfest and Tunnel of Lights – East Windsor, Connecticut. It is the only "Two Footer" currently offering official The Polar Express events. "name": "North Carolina Transportation Museum – Returning 2021", "name": "Big South Fork Scenic Railway – Returning 2021", Those which remained at that time were rapidly disappearing across the country. For the first time in 2017 they hosted official The Polar Express events. { Read on for more info about 2020's Polar Express Christmas train schedules. Since 1996 it has operated about 12 miles between Uxbridge and Stouffville. { During its height the station was served by the Pennsylvania Railroad, Milwaukee Road, Chicago & Alton (Gulf, Mobile & Ohio), and Chicago, Burlington & Quincy. "city": "New Orleans", "lng": "-88.5591387" It was created in 1976 and operates part of the historic Wellington & Severn Junction Railway. "state": "IN", "country": "United States", Some of these trains are operating at limited capacity, so if you want a yuletide ride, you should act fast. "lat": "40.82275", What is today transforming into a fluid, interconnected, and very popular attraction was nearly all abandoned (save for Cass Scenic) after CSX Transportation (successor to the Chesapeake & Ohio and Western Maryland) wanted rid of these lines during the 1980's and 1990's. The 1.25-hour round-trip excursion departs the Bryson City depot (see other festive things to do in Bryson City) … Catskill Mountain Railroad:  Located just over an hour from New York City the Catskill Mountain Railroad has been a popular Kingston attraction since it launched in 1982 over the former New York Central's Catskill Mountain Branch (originally built as the Ulster & Delaware Railroad). (Updated For 2019. Today, St. Louis Union Station has been transformed from a major passenger terminal into an entertainment/shopping venue. "phone": "800-468-4070", "city": "French Lick", In 1970 it was renamed as the Monticello & Sangamon Valley Railway Historical Society, Inc. which was shortened to its current name in 1982. "city": "Stettler", "website": "", "phone": "403-534-2129", The Polar Express is held at Utica’S Union Station at 321 Main Street, Utica NY 13501. }, "phone": "920-437-7623", The headline of Michael Boldrick's article from the September, 1981 issue of Trains Magazine says it best about the D&SNG, "Living Museum." "lat": "50.704297", "lat": "50.71725929999999", Santa will board The Polar Express and hand each child their own special gift. lasts about 90 minutes. THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Thank you for a wonderful 2020 Polar Express! Dennison Railroad Depot Museum:  This museum is located in the town of Dennison's restored Pennsylvania Railroad depot completed in 1873. If you are considering a train ride in the near future the railroad is a good choice; you can ride in dome cars for maximum viewing or enjoy dinner during your trip. "lat": "35.5052318", "website": "", The Polar Express is a 1-1/4 hr round trip that runs November 13 – December 31. "name": "Catskill Mountain Railroad – Returning 2021", "state": "NJ", "lat": "40.0546693", This is the case at the Colorado Railroad Museum, one of the West's finest organizations. "city": "Green Bay", THE POLAR EXPRESS(TM) Train Ride returns this holiday season with service to the North Pole. In 1972 it came under the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department's direction where it remained until falling under the Texas State Railroad Authority's jurisdiction in 2007. }, If you would like to experience The Polar Express on an ultra-modern train, a trip aboard Virgin Trains USA is highly recommended. { Many were pulled up in the 1970's and 1980's although others were removed long before that. Free face masks will be available. Today, these numbers are even higher and the museum operates several excursions and specials throughout the spring, summer, and fall. "lat": "39.64144659999999", After the Milwaukee left the west the track was acquired by Weyerhaeuser and then the city of Tacoma in 1998. "lat": "52.4787219", When do tickets go on sale? It has been doing so for the last 30+ years. "city": "Utica", "address": "39645 Government Rd", Please purchase your tickets early, they sell out quickly! "zip": "T0L 1P0", "website": "", It is a must visit! As the 20th century progressed, smaller municipalities either lost their manufacturing base or local customers resulting in a declining need for freight depots. "zip": "02895", "lat": "41.9893461", "phone": "312-471-2501", In spite of this the railroad provides a wonderful experience overall, including hosting official The Polar Express train rides within climate-controlled cars from late November through most of December. These two systems were once vital commuter operations for Chicago; the former linked downtown with the city's western suburbs while the latter extended north along Lake Michigan to Milwaukee. Along the way the 25-mile line passed through the small community of Happy Hollow, which he renamed Stearns (where it connected with the much larger Southern Railway). Dates: November 22-24, November 29-December 1, December 6-8, December 13-15, and December 20-23. "phone": "704-636-2889", Today's Royal Palm does not use steam power. "state": "LA", Oklahoma Railway Museum:  The state of Oklahoma offers few train rides for the public. "phone": "0121 708496", To order before or after your visit, call (916) 324-4950 or visit the Museum Store online. It lasts about an hour with trains comprising seven cars (pulled by historic diesel locomotives) offering first class, coach, or open air accommodations. "address": "2201 S A St", In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 30,000 Rotary clubs." "lat": "35.6934963", His ultimate goal was to link the nation by rail, creating the first coast-to-coast railroad. Following more than two decades of work the railroad had linked Rusk, Texas (location of the Rusk Penitentiary) with Palestine, a distance of about 25 miles (part of the line was built using convict labor). "country": "United States", Polar Express Train Rides: 2021 Dates And Locations. "phone": "877-872-4607", North Fork Trolley Company:  Located in Aquebogue, the Northfork Trolley Company, provides bus rides on the North Fork of Long Island and is Long Island's oldest trolley company. "address": "Station Rd", We have worked tirelessly to provide a Covid secure event for your families to enjoy, which we were confident we had achieved. All other organizations listed here operate Christmas or Santa Claus trains not affiliated with the Polar Express  (but are worth the visit!). California State Railroad Museum:  Located in Sacramento, the CSRM was created in 1937 to preserve the state's rich rail heritage. "city": "Squamish", "address": "99 Elizabeth St", "state": "MO", "zip": "NR19 1DF", "name": "French Lick Scenic Railway – Returning 2021", Such was the case with the Texas State Railroad, founded in 1883 to provide rail service for parts of East Texas. "city": "Seaton", }, "phone": "877-686-7245", Fox River Trolley Museum's official The Polar Express productions are somewhat unique in that they are presented within some of these restored trolley cars. "name": "Dennison Railroad Depot Museum – Returning 2021", Email this page to a friend. "address": "50 Isabella S", There are open dates on weekends still in November and Fridays and Sundays are booking up. They feature a story-telling of Chris Van Allsburg's magical tale, The Polar Express, which comes complete with hot chocolate, cookies, and a small gift. "phone": "360-748-9593", "lat": "46.6523402", "website": "", It operates a 16-mile round-trip excursion through the Daniel Boone National Forest and Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. "website": "", "lat": "37.2681361", "name": "Seaton Tramway – Returning 2021", Galveston Railroad Museum: Located in its namesake city, this museum is one of the state's largest, containing an impressive collection of rolling stock and preserved locomotives (predominantly focused on the railroad's which served Texas and the Gulf Coast). Please contact each organization regarding their current status. "address": "1001 Loyola Ave,", "address": "Wellington Rd", "website": "", Dates: November 23, November 29-December 1, December 6-8, December 11-15, and December 17-22. Today, the MRSR is managed by American Heritage Railways, which operates some of the nation's finest excursion trains like the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge and the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. With the Penn Central merger of 1968 the struggling new conglomerate, which entered bankruptcy in 1970, abandoned the line north of Remsen, New York in 1972. These include the original WVC (ex-Western Maryland trackage around Elkins), the world-famous Cass Scenic Railroad at Cass, and the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley in Durbin. Tickets will sell out quickly for this event! Dates: (November 29-December 1, December 6-8, December 13-15, and December 20-23. "lat": "39.20307708417189", A great deal has been accomplished but is not yet complete. The Polar Express Dates:  November 15-17, November 22-24, November 29-December 1, and December 6-8. "address": "95 St Paul St", "phone": "802-951-8604", While I have striven to make sure the information presented is accurate to the best of my knowledge, I cannot say-so with 100% certainty. However, it's still worth visit just to see the station itself; inspired by the grand chateau's of France the terminal was the work of architectural firm Link & Cameron. Dates: November 16-17, November 20-24, November 26-27, November 29-December 1, December 3-8, December 10-24, and December 26-30. Alberta Prairie Railway:  This attraction is located in Stettler, Alberta offering steam and diesel powered trips which last up to 5 or 6 hours to Big Valley! "phone": "888-899-2757", Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum: "website": "", Previously, it had been known as the Tavares, Eustis & Gulf and utilized trackage owned by short line freight carrier Florida Central between Tavares and Mount Dora (historically this stretch was part of the Atlantic Coast Line). "name": "New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal – Returning 2021", "state": "Telford", Ticket options available include either standard or deluxe class. There are multiple car options available. { { "state": "KY", "city": "Carson City", "website": "", 321 Main Street Utica, NY 13501 United States 1-800-819-2291 A young boy's belief in Santa Claus leads him to the North Pole. We regret to announce that as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Rail Events Productions will not host THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride in New Orleans this year. New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal:  This historic passenger station is one of three locations where Amtrak hosts official The Polar Express train rides. "state": "MO", However, flooding has wreaked havoc on the corridor over the years placing various sections out-of-service. "lng": "-88.04799559999998" "lat": "52.6547926", Please visit their website to learn more. "website": "", Their first addition was Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 #261, which has since been sold to the "Friends Of The 261." "name": "Monticello Railway Museum – Returning 2021", "phone": "847-697-4676", We are proud to announce THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is returning to historic Baldwin City this holiday season! "phone": "775-291-0208", "zip": "11901", "state": "VT", Colorado Railroad Museum:  In most instances, only the largest and most prominent rail preservation groups host official The Polar Express events due to the licensing expenses involved. { "country": "United Kingdom", Ticket options available include coach, deluxe, or first class. The train departs Williams Depot and The history of the Virginia & Truckee is quite fascinating. The trains board at the restored Western Maryland depot in Elkins with the journey lasting about an hour. Dates: November 14-17, November 19-24, November 26-27, November 29-December 1, December 3-8, December 10-15, December 17-24, and December 26-29. The organization boasts a huge collection of streetcars, switchers, and other rapid transit equipment. I have had the experience to enjoy these events on more than one occasion. Following years of mounting losses, operations ceased entirely on May 30, 1950. "state": "IL", "city": "Kingston", "lat": "35.2520488", Dates: November 1-3, November 7-10, November 14-17, November 21-24, November 27th, November 29-December 7, December 9-December 23. }, "state": "NY", Green Mountain Railroad/Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce/Vermont Children's Trust Foundation:  Based in White River Junction these organizations come together to host official The Polar Express train rides for one weekend in December. "lng": "-90.07865529999998" Finally, please visit the Rail Events, Inc. website for complete information regarding locations that offer official The Polar Express events. The Dennison Depot offers the authentic POLAR EXPRESS TM Train ride, sanctioned by Warner Brothers and Rail Events.. Join us for this family reenactment of the award-winning book, “THE POLAR EXPRESS … Dates:  November 30-December 1, December 7-8, and December 14-15. REALLY. Founded in 1959 they do a wonderful job highlighting the state's incredible history with trains, from narrow gauge lines and steep mountain passes to gleaming streamliners and fast freights. The Oklahoma Railway Museum is the lone exception, providing the public with trips over about 3 miles of track in Oklahoma City which historically was part of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (nicknamed the "Katy"). }, }, { During the NYC era this route had extended to Montreal, Quebec and was an important corridor for many years. "name": "Chicago Union Station – Returning 2021", This idea had been discussed since 1861 with a planned line linking Virginia City with Carson City; work was finally launched on February 18, 1869 and completed later that year on September 28. 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