Sunday, December 03, 2006

Holiday Train

We took the kids to see the Canadian Pacific Railway’s Holiday Train when it rolled into Saratoga Springs today.

The Holiday Train is a freight train all decked out in Christmas lights and decorations. It stops at various train stations where one of the box cars opens up and the musicians perform some Christmas songs. It started in Scranton, PA on Friday and will eventually wind up in Quebec.

While the train is there they also collect canned goods for local food pantries.

Santa Claus was also on hand. The kids got to have their picture taken with him and told him what they want for Christmas, and he gave each of them a nifty train whistle.

The train pulled into the Saratoga Train Station around 12:45 p.m. As neat as it is to see, it’s much more impressive at night. Our friends the Brownsey’s saw the train last night in Cobleskill and have some good nighttime pictures on their blog here and here.

The video I shot is pretty shaky since I was standing on a wall at the time and holding Chester’s leash with the other hand. So I tried to make up for it by adding some fun holiday music.


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