Santa Train Ride in Northern NJ Saturday November 30th 2013

Take an hour-long train ride with Santa, his elves, and his friends with free gifts for the kids!

Departures from Wayne, NJ at 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. Tickets: Children $10 Adults $14.

Train departs from Wayne/Route 23 Transit Center at Route 23 and West Belt Parkway. Parking is FREE as the station! Passengers will ride in New Jersey Transit’s modern, fully heated, restroom-equiped cars. Children will receive gifts from Santa and have the opportunity to take pictures with him and many other familiar cartoon characters. Like Santa on Christmas, trains will run rain, snow, sleet or shine!

All proceeds benefit the Volunteer Railroaders Association of Hawthorne, NJ, a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization dedicated to the preservation of historic trains, structures and railroad equipment.

To order tickets call 1-877-6TRAINZ or visit SantaTrainRide.com

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As a result of the effects of Superstorm Sandy and the damage sustained by New Jersey Transit to their equipment and facilities they have determined that they are unable to provide service for our Santa Trains. We apologize to our riders, both new and returning, and we hope you’ll join us for our Easter Bunny ride in the spring.

Anyone who has already ordered tickets will be receiving a full refund of their purchase shortly. If you have any questions, feel free to email us directly at vratrips@yahoo.com.

There are other groups in New Jersey who will be running their own Santa Claus trains. For more information please visit http://www.whippanyrailwaymuseum.net/eventstickets/santa-claus-special for The Whippany Railway Museum’s trains or http://www.flemingtontrain.org/santaexpress.html for the Black River and Western Railway’s Santa Claus Special in Flemington.

The Volunteer Railroaders Association wishes all our riders a very happy and healthy holiday season and a very Merry Christmas!

The Volunteer Railroaders Association announces the return of their very popular Santa Train Ride on December 1st 2012. Trains will depart the Glen Rock Borough Hall station at 9:30am, noon & 2:30pm. The train will head east to Secaucus & back again. Each round trip will last about 90 minutes giving everyone plenty of time to enjoy the festivities on the train. Ticket prices are $9.00 for children under 12 and $13.00 for adults. Order on line through http://www.santatrainride.com

During the ride the Santa will Ho Ho Ho his way through the train and visit each child giving them a special gift from his bag. In addition each child can have his or her picture taken with Santa so they can always remember their ride, so bring your cameras. Also on board will be Mrs. Claus and other cartoon characters sure to entertain the kids and make for a great day out for all on board. For more information or to order tickets call the VRA at 973-238-0555 or visit us online at http://www.santatrainride.com Major credit cards are accepted.

These trips are being run to continue the fund raising needed to finish the restoration and preservation of the historic NYS&W Hawthorne NJ train station. This little train station has been sitting on the corner of Diamond Bridge Road and Royal Avenues in Hawthorne for over 100 years as a fixture in the middle of town. In September 2010 the building was moved 75 feet away form the corner to protect it from trucks that have been striking its roof for many years. The tasks for 2013 are to finish up the restoration of the building and finalize the landscaping of the property. So while you are enjoying a great day out on the rails with the kids you will also be helping to preserve an important aspect of New Jersey’s rich railroad transportation for generations to come.

So why not gather up the kids and Grandparents and join the VRA, Santa and his friends on these fun train rides. Tickets for these trains usually sell out quickly (before Thanksgiving) so don’t delay. The VRA staffs their ticket office in the four weeks prior to train times; see the website for the exact schedule. At all other times just call and leave a message for a return call or e-mail vratrips@yahoo.com

The Volunteer Railroaders Association Inc. is a federally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.

Volunteer Railroaders Association Inc.
80 Royal Avenue
Hawthorne, NJ 07506-1810
(973) 238-0555

Gather up the kids and grandparents and have some great Christmas time fun with the VRA’s Santa Claus train ride. You will be helping to preserve New York, Susquehanna & Western Railroad station in Hawthorne NJ for many generations to come to enjoy.

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(Press Release) – Sep 19, 2011 – The Volunteer Railroaders Association aka VRA is again running their very popular New Jersey Santa Claus Train Ride. These holiday decorated train rides are pleasant family fun with the little children enjoying the most! So why not gather up the kids and grandparents and have a great time with Santa?

‘Wayne/Route 23 Transit Center’ station on the Montclair-Boonton Line – Saturday, December 3rd 2011 at 9:30 am, 12 Noon and 2:30 pm.

Ticket prices are $13 for adults and $9 for children under 12 with a 50 cents per ticket discount if purchased online.

During the approximately 90 minute ride the Santa Claus will Ho Ho Ho his way through the train and visit each child giving them a special gift from his bag. In addition each child can have their picture taken with Santa Claus so they can always remember their ride, so bring your cameras. On board will be Mrs. Claus and several other surprise cartoon characters sure to entertain the kids and make for a great day out for all on board.

Proceeds from the 2011 trips will be used to continue the funding of the historical preservation of the New York, Susquehanna & Western Railroad station in Hawthorne NJ.

Directions and more information: http://www.santatrainride.com/

Volunteer Railroaders Association Inc.
80 Royal Avenue
Hawthorne, NJ 07506-1810
Phone: 973-238-0555

Saturday, December 3rd – Volunteer Railroaders Association Santa Train

Saturday, December 10th – Jersey Central Railway Historical Society & Tri-State Railway Historical Society Santa Trains.

Other rides listed in NJ SantaTrain.Net and in other states Santas Train Rides in the USA.

Tickets available now: Santa Train Ride 12-4-2010 Glen Rock New Jersey

In early December we run our 1½ hour Santa Claus Train Rides in northern New Jersey.

Everyone has time to enjoy Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus & other cartoon characters! Santa Claus will Ho Ho Ho his way through the train & visit each child giving them a special gift from his bag.

This is sure to entertain the kids and make for a great day out for all on board. So why not gather up the kids and grandparents and have some great Christmas time fun with a Santa train ride? You will be helping to preserve the Hawthorne New Jersey NYS&W Railroad Station history for generations to come to enjoy.

Visit website http://www.santatrainride.com/ for ride times and online ticket ordering. All of our past trips over the last 8 years have been virtual sell-outs. Infants under the age of 1 who will not occupy a seat do not need a ticket. All children 1 and over are required to have a ticket.

Adults – $13 each
Children Under 12 – $9 each
Order online and save 50 cents per ticket

Group sales of 25 tickets or more receive a $1 per ticket discount. Please contact the Ticket Office for this offer.

Other questions? call 973-238-0555 or write vratrips@yahoo.com

(Press Release) – Apr 24, 2010 – Each year the Volunteer Railroaders Association aka VRA runs several Santa Claus Trains rides. During the approximately 90 minute ride Santa Claus will walk through the train and visits each child, giving them a special gift from his bag. In addition to Santa Claus there will be other surprise characters that will also visit each child. Each child can have his or her picture taken with Santa Claus so they can always remember their ride, so bring your cameras.

These Christmas holiday decorated train rides are pleasant family fun with the little children enjoying the most! These events combine the mystery, history and love of the American railroad and the thrill of “riding the rails” with the magic of celebrating the holidays. The main characters stroll from car to car of the trains to the surprise and delight of the children while they visit with them and their families.

Check the website http://santatrainride.com/ for 2010 dates in a few weeks.

The Volunteer Railroaders Association aka VRA runs their very popular NJ Santa Train Rides every year in early December. Each round trip will last about 90 minutes giving everyone plenty of time to enjoy the festivities on the train. All of our trips have been very well received. These Christmas holiday decorated train rides are pleasant family fun with the little children enjoying the most!

During the approximately 90 minute ride the Santa Claus will Ho Ho Ho his way through the train and visit each child giving them a special gift from his bag. In addition each child can have their picture taken with Santa Claus so they can always remember their ride, so bring your cameras. On board will be Mrs. Claus and several other surprise cartoon characters sure to entertain the kids and make for a great day out for all on board. So why not gather up the kids and grandparents and have some great Christmas time fun with the VRA’s Santa Claus train ride? You will be helping to preserve history for generations to come to enjoy.

‘Wayne Route 23 Transit Center’ station on the Montclair-Boonton Line
Route 23 Southbound & West Belt Parkway, Wayne, NJ , 07470 Departure times: — Parking is FREE!

‘Glen Rock Boro Hall’ station on the Bergen Line
Harding Plaza, between Maple Avenue and Rock Road, Glen Rock, NJ , 07470 Departure times: — Parking is FREE!

These VRA operated trips are being run to raise funds to help our restoration efforts of the Hawthorne NJ station and other railroad related historical preservation projects.

NJ Transit provides the modern restroom equipped passenger cars, thus ensuring that the cars will be clean, warm, dry and comfortable.

(Press Release) – Nov 18, 2008 – The Volunteer Railroaders Association is again running their very popular New Jersey Santa Claus Train Rides. All of these trips have been very well received. These holiday decorated train rides are pleasant family fun with the little children enjoying the most! So why not gather up the kids and grandparents and have a great time with Santa?

Wayne – ‘Mountain View’ station on the Montclair-Boonton Line – December 6th

Glen Rock – ‘Boro Hall’ station on the Bergen County Line – December 7th

Ticket prices are $13.00 for adults and $9.00 for children under 12 with a 50 cents per ticket discount if purchased online. Proceeds are used for railroad related historical preservation projects.

During the approximately 90 minute ride the Santa Claus will Ho Ho Ho his way through the train and visit each child giving them a special gift from his bag. In addition each child can have their picture taken with Santa Claus so they can always remember their ride, so bring your cameras. On board will be Mrs. Claus and several other surprise cartoon characters sure to entertain the kids and make for a great day out for all on board.

Volunteer Railroaders Association Inc.
80 Royal Avenue
Hawthorne, NJ 07506-1810
Phone: 973-238-0555

E-mail us at vratrips@yahoo.com

Volunteer Railroaders Association Inc. is a New Jersey nonprofit corporation that also is Internal Revenue Service recognized as a non-profit under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

(Press Release) – Oct 24, 2007 – The Volunteer Railroaders Association has announced the return of their very popular Santa Train Ride. The trains will depart the NJ Transit, Mountain View Station in Wayne on December 1st at approximately 10 AM, 12 Noon and 2 PM for a round trip into Morris Country and back. Then on Sunday December 2nd the train will run from the Glen Rock Borough Hall station at 10:20 am, 12:20 and 2:20 pm where the train will head up into Rockland County and back again. Each round trip will last about 90 minutes giving everyone plenty of time to enjoy the festivities on the train. Ticket prices are only $8.00 for children under 12 and $12.00 for everyone else.

During the ride the Santa will Ho Ho Ho his way through the train and visit each child giving them a special gift from his bag. In addition each child can have his or her picture taken with Santa so they can always remember their ride, so bring your cameras. Also on board will be Mrs. Claus and 3 other cartoon characters sure to entertain the kids and make for a great day out for all on board. For more information or to order tickets call the VRA at 973-238-0555 or visit them on line at santatrain.net. Major credit cards are accepted.

These trips are being run for 2 projects this year. The first is to help raise funds for the United Railroad Historical Societies effort to return a very historic passenger car to New Jersey. The car is a gasoline-electric “Doodlebug” motorcar, was built for the Erie Railroad in March 1931 and is numbered 5012. The “Doodlebug” had a short-lived working career and was retired after only 20 years in June of 1951.  The second is to continue to raise funds to restore and preserve the historic NYS&W Hawthorne train station. This little train station has been sitting on the corner of Diamond Bridge and Royal Avenues in Hawthorne for over 100 years It is a fixture in the middle of town and is one of the stations the 5012 stopped at, when it spent a few years on the NYS&W. In addition the VRA will use the funds to continue to support the effort to create a New Jersey State Transportation Museum and Heritage Center. So while you are enjoying a great day out on the rails with the kids you will also be helping to preserve New Jersey’s rich transportation for generations to come.

So why not gather up the kids and Grandparents and join the VRA, Santa and his friends on these fun train rides. Tickets for the trains usually sell out quickly so don’t delay call or visit them on-line today. The VRA staffs their ticket office on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7 to 10 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 4 pm all other times just leave a message for a return call.

The Volunteer Railroaders Association is a federally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.