Hobo Railroad Continues Holiday Trains Tradition

LINCOLN — The Hobo Railroad recently announced the schedule for their popular Santa Express Trains which will depart weekends at 1 p.m. from the Hobo Junction Railroad Station in Lincoln.

Departures will take place starting Friday after Thanksgiving, November 29 and will operate weekends through Sunday, December 22. The restored vintage cars used for the Santa Express Trains are not only decorated for the season, but are warm and comfortable for this family-fun event. The 1 hour and 20 minute rides travel along the scenic Pemigewassett River between Lincoln and Woodstock.

"We're very excited to announce our 2013 Santa Express Train schedule", stated Paul Giblin, Director of Marketing & Business Development for the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads. "The Santa Express Trains have been part of our annual schedule since the Hobo Railroad first opened in 1987. For many, enjoying Holiday cookies and hot cocoa with Santa and his Elves has become a family tradition. It's also great fun to watch the children's faces light up when Santa and his Elves surprise them with a gift aboard the train."

Ticket prices for the Hobo Railroad's Santa Express Trains are $20 for First Class and $15 for Coach Class seating (for all ages 3 and up), while ages 2 and under ride for free. Advance reservations are strongly suggested and can be made by visiting www.HoboRR.com or by calling the Hobo Railroad at (603) 745-2135 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

2013 Santa Express Train Schedule for the Hobo Railroad:

Nov. 29 & 30, Dec. 1 – departing at 1 p.m.

Dec. 7 & 8 – departing at 1 p.m.

Dec. 14 & 15 – departing at 1 p.m.

Dec. 21 & 22 – departing at 1 p.m.

Visit www.HoboRR.com or call (603) 745-2135 for reservations or additional information.