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Ever Since the film The Polar Express was released Polar Express Train Rides have been popular. Throughout the months of Novemeber, December and January children of all ages can enjoy a train ride with hot chocolate and cookies and can hear the magical tale the "Polar Express" writen and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg.
In the story a young boy is lying in bed on Christmas Eve waiting for Santa's arrival. He hears the sound of a train outside which is The Polar Express. The conductor invites him to come aboard the train which he finds is filled with children on their way to the North Pole. During the journey the kids are treated to hot chocolate and cookies. The story ends with the young boy being picked by Santa to receive the first gift of Christmas. He chooses a silver bell from Santa's sleigh. When he returns home and wakes up on Christmas morning he sees that the bell is still in his possession.

ALASKA:

https://www.alaskarailroad.com/ride-a-train/event-trains



ARIZONA:

Grand Canyon Railway: Operates official The Polar Express events from early, November through early January on select dates. The train departs Williams Depot and lasts a little over an hour.
https://www.thetrain.com/special-events/the-polar-express




ARKANSAS: Arkansas & Missouri Railroad
http://www.amrailroad.com/excursions/special-events




CALIFORNIA:

RailTown 1897: RailTown 1897 offers official The Polar Express events during select dates in December.
Located in Jamestown, California RailTown has been popular for many years, operating a variety of steam locomotives.
http://www.railtown1897.org/component/content/article/8-sub-page/146-frequently-asked-questions.

Felton - Roaring Camp Railroads
https://www.roaringcamp.com/events




COLORADO:



Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad:
http://www.durangotrain.com




CONNECTICUT:

Essex - Board a locomotive-powered sleigh for a magical nighttime journey on the North Pole Express. Every coach becomes a stage for a LIVE, musical Christmas...
http://essexsteamtrain.com/seasonal-excursions/north-pole-express

Connecticut Trolley Museum:
http://ct-trolley.org/events/upcoming-events

http://www.rmne.org/northern-lights-limited-santa-express




DELAWARE:

Wilmington & Western Railroad
http://www.wwrr.com/events/default.aspx




FLORIDA:

Seminole Gulf Railway
https://semgulf.com/events





GEORGIA:
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
http://www.brscenic.com

Stone Mountain
https://www.stonemountainpark.com/Events




IDAHO:





ILLINOIS:

Chicago Union Station: A special The Polar Express now operates directly out of this historic station, hosted in conjunction with Amtrak. Fox River Trolley Museum: Based in South Elgin, the museum hosts official The Polar Express train rides during late November and most weekends in December

Monticello Railway Museum: This museum based in Monticello, which also offers train rides on the grounds, hosts official The Polar Express train rides during select dates in late November through early December.




INDIANNA:

Indiana Railway Museum/French Lick Scenic Railway: 20-mile round trip excursion through the Hoosier National Forest, hosts official The Polar Express train rides every Friday through Sunday beginning on November 3rd and running until December 23rd, 2017.

Whitewater Valley Railroad: Hosts official The Polar Express train rides during select dates during November and December.




KENTUCKY

Bardstown - My Old Kentucky Railroad
http://www.kydinnertrain.com




LOUISIANNA New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal: In association with Amtrak official The Polar Express train rides depart from the historic New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal during the holiday season.



MAINE:

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad: The Maine Narrow-Gauge Railroad & Museum operates a two-foot narrow-gauge railroad using restored steam locomotives. The railroad operates a number of special events and trains throughout the year including The Polar Express train rides on select dates in late November through Christmas



MARYLAND:

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum: The popular B&O museum now offers official The Polar Express train rides during late November. The organization also hosts several other different Christmas - related events and activities during the holiday season



MASSACHUSETTS:

Edaville - Festival Of Lights
http://www.edaville.com/events/christmas-festival-lights

Buzzards Bay:Cape Cod Central Railroad
https://www.capetrain.com/rides/train-to-christmas-town




MICHIGAN:



MINNESOTA:



MISSISSIPPI:

Batesville - Grenada Railway:
https://www.grenadarail.com/train-to-christmas-town


MISSOURI:

Branson Scenic Railway: Based in Branson this tourist line offers popular excursions throughout the year. They also host official The Polar Express train rides during much of November and December.

St. Louis Union Station: The St. Louis Union Station will host official The Polar Express train rides from November 24 through December 30th. 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."




MONTANA:



NEBRASKA:



NEVADA:

Nevada Northern Railway: The popular Nevada Northern hosts official The Polar Express train rides during select dates in late November and during December.
http://nnry.com/pages/Polar-Express.php




NORTH CAROLIA: Belmont - Piedmont Depot
https://www.traintochristmastown.com/northcarolina

Bryson - Great Smokey Mountains Railroad
http://www.gsmr.com/events/polar-express#.WeD0Q7pFxjt

Spencer - Polar Express
http://www.nctrans.org/Events/Polar.aspx




NEW HAMPSHIRE:

Lincoln - Journey To The North Pole
http://www.journeytothenorthpole.org

North Conway: Scenic Railroad
https://conwayscenic.com/events/event/santas-holiday-express




NEW JERSEY:

Delaware River Railroad Excursions/New York Susquehanna & Western Technical & Historical Society: Based in Phillipsburg, this excursion line hosts official The Polar Express train rides during late November and through most of December.

Morristown & Erie Railway: A private and historic freight railroad the M&E, will play host to official The Polar Express train rides.




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NEW YORK:

Adirondack Scenic Railroad: One of New York's most popular excursions, the Adirondack Scenic hosts official The Polar Express train rides from late November through most of December, departing from Utica Union Station. The railroad also hosts other Christmas-themed rides including the Santa Train (departs Thendara) and the Adirondack Christmas Train (departs Utica).
http://www.adirondackrr.com/adkrr/polar-express-utica

Catskill Mountain Railroad: Based in Mt. Pleasant, New York the Catskill Mountain Railroad operates on trackage originally built by the Ulster & Delaware Railroad, later owned by the New York Central, which travels through the beautiful Catskill Mountain region.
http://cmrrevents.com/wordpress

Medina Railroad Museum: This museum based in Medina has a significant collection of rolling stock on the grounds. They also offer excursions and host official The Polar Express train rides on select dates in November and December.https://www.medinarailroad.com

North Fork Trolley Company: The Northfork Trolley Company, provides tourist train rides on the North Fork of Long Island. They are based in Aquebogue and will host official The Polar Express events.
https://northforktrolley.com/PolarExpress.php

Saratoga & North Creek Railway: The increasingly popular Saratoga & North Creek now hosts official The Polar Express train rides from mid-November and throughout the month of December.
https://www.sncrr.com

Arcade & Atica Railroad
https://www.aarailroad.com/all-train-events-2017





NORTH CAROLINA:

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad: Hosts official The Polar Express train rides from November through December. One of the premier events offered by any tourist railroad with three different classes of service during your trip to choose from you can also enjoy the spectacular views of the Smoky Mountains.
http://www.gsmr.com/all-events#.Wd-oSbpFxjs

North Carolina Transportation Museum: The state's largest railroad museum, based in the former Southern's historic shops at Spencer, now hosts official The Polar Express train rides from mid-November and December.
http://www.nctrans.org/Events/Polar.aspx




NORTH DAKOTA:



OHIO:

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad: One of the most popular excursion lines in the country offers a wide range of events throughout the year. They also host official The Polar Express train rides during November and December.

Dennison Railroad Depot Museum: Located within the restored Pennsylvania Railroad depot at Dennison, hosts official The Polar Express train rides during select dates in December.




OKLAHOMA:



OREGON:

Mount Hood Railroad: The Mount Hood Railroad, located in Hood River, hosts official The Polar Express train rides throughout November and December.



PENNSLYVANIA:

Jim Thorpe - Leighigh Gorge Scenic Railway
https://www.lgsry.com/special-events

New Hope & Ivyland Railroad- Santa's Train Spectacular
https://www.lgsry.com/special-events




RHODE ISLAND:

Blackstone Valley Tourism Council: The council is based in Woonsocket and hosts official The Polar Express train rides on select days through late November and December.

Woonsocket: Polar Express
http://www.blackstonevalleypolarexpress.com/2017 Newport & Narragansett Bay Railroad: Hosts a themed-trip called the "Dickens Christmas Dinner Train." Guests can enjoy a meal while listening to a retelling of Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol"




SOUTH CAROLINA:



SOUTH DAKOTA:





TENNESSEE:
Knoxville - Tennesse Trains
http://www.threeriversrambler.com/tickets-sales-info




TEXAS:

Texas State Railroad: One of the state's most popular attractions hosts official The Polar Express train rides from late November and throughout December.



UTAH:
Herber Valley
https://hebervalleyrr.org/specialevents/northpoleexpress




VERMONT:





VIRGINIA:

http://steamtrainride.com/ Mount Rainier - Railroad and logging museum
http://mtrainierrailroad.com


WASHINGTON:

Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum: Hosts official Polar Express train rides during late November and December.



WEST VIRGINIA:

Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad/West Virginia Central Railroad: Hosts official The Polar Express train rides on select dates throughout November and December. The trains board at the restored Western Maryland depot in Elkins with the journey lasting about an hour. http://mountainrailwv.com



WISCONSIN:

National Railroad Museum: The National Railroad Museum in Green Bay hosts The Polar Express train rides from mid-November through early December.
http://nationalrrmuseum.org/events




WYOMING:



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