Whatever Weds. The Santa Train

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In December the Nevada State Railroad Museum located in Carson City, NV rolls out N°25 to drive The Santa Train.

You know when I went to the Railroad Museum before she wasn’t out that time. click here to see that post.  I’ve wanted to get back up here to see the Steamie since.

Just as I did before I arrived early hoping to see the crew rolling her out of the garage, but I was a wee bit late she was already out and building pressure.  N°25 was built in 1905 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works.  She’s a 78-ton 10-wheeler. She hauled both passenger and freight cars between Carson, Virginia City, and Reno from 1911 to 1947.

Now she runs on special days throughout the year.

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One of the special events she’s rolled out for is during December when she’s The Santa Train which is  N°25, a passenger car, and a red caboose. Passengers come for a ride around the station and Santa Claus is on the train to talk to the children, and I hear he passes out candy canes to everyone.

Here she is at the station getting some water, and passengers.

The Santa Train

I spy Santa!  He’s with the Conductor, Engineer, the Brakemen, and some Elves disguised as cowboys. 😉

Santa Claus


The Santa Train

I don’t know if I’ll be posting much anymore this year things are going to get busy pretty quick. Big Baby Boy and The Crosscourt Kitty🐈 are arriving soon for the Holidays and #1 Grandson is coming to visit too!

There’ll be kids jingle belling, holiday greetings, gay happy meetings, and tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago! It really is the most wonderful time of the year!

In case I don’t get another chance to let me wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, and a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous New Year!! xx

I’m chugging out…TOOOOT! TOOT! 😍

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more to come…












48 thoughts on “Whatever Weds. The Santa Train

  1. Oooh, The Santa Train. We used to have a train like that when I lived in Vancouver. Fun! A great post and always wonderful photos. I hope you had a wonderful Season with all of your loved ones, Deborah!💕

  2. These trains make for great photo ops! We have similar narrow-gauge trains that run through the mountains from Durango to Silverton. The tourists love them and bring much needed commerce to the mountain town of Silverton. My best selling prints are some sold at the Train Store there.

  3. Who doesn’t love a steam train?! While it is wonderful that it’s a Santa Train this time of year, I’m surprised it isn’t The Polar Express. Most of the steam trains here reenact the classic book, with children and families boarding the train in their pajamas. The first train to do this was in Conway, NH. They had a lottery to get tickets. This past week one of my families in school went with their three children. $100 a ticket x 5 = $500. Wow! Of course I read The Polar Express this week, and let children get their nap blankets. There’s nothing better than a train. Thank you for sharing your Santa Train. Apologies that I rambled. Merry Christmas, Deborah! 🎄

      1. Somehow I feel a little relieved to know there is one, as if I were worried children in your area wouldn’t have that experience. Does that sound weird? The tickets are expensive here, $100 each. And, they sell out quickly.

        I think the Santa train is wonderful. A ride in an old train is a thrilling experience. Add Santa, and a child is over the moon. How old is #1 grandson? Have a Merry Christmas, Deborah!

  4. I remember the other post, Deborah. Now I see why you were so determined to get back. It’s wonderful! The second photo is particularly beautiful — I love the composition. Now my “Cornelis Drebbel” character is screaming at me to finish his second story… (eye roll — any train related thing does that). Wishing you every blessing of the holiday season. Hugs on the wing!

        1. It never ends…that to-do list! My advise don’t sweat it, and get done what you can. The rest will still be waiting when you get to it. 😀

          I’m glad you’re home safely! The boys and son-in law coming home for Christmas?

          1. Yes, we will all be together 😊 I can tell everyone’s spirits are high by the frequency and tone of our online group chats 💕

            I hope you get a lot of grandchildren time!!

            1. Oh that’s wonderful! This is one son’s first Christmas married non?

              Grandchildren time has already started! We have #1 for the week-end and saw, played, and hugged and kissed Littlest for a couple of hours. Baby Girl is still nursing, but she’s starting to ween him so he doesn’t get to stay yet. After weening we hope he does! Can you believe it he’ll be 1 at the end of January?!!

              Merry Christmas to you and the family. I wish you all the best the season has to offer! xx

    1. He really is! Clever Santa! #1 Grandson is coming to stay a few days so’ll we’ll take him up for a ride on the Santa Train. Littlest doesn’t get to stay with us yet, but next year he will!

      Merry Christmas to you the Mrs, Gordon! I hope to see you next year too!

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