All Aboard the Santa Express

By WEEK Reporter

All Aboard the Santa Express

December 6, 2011 Updated Dec 6, 2011 at 5:50 PM CDT

CENTRAL Ill.-- The magic of the season comes alive as the annual Keokuk Junction Railway Co. Santa Train rolls into town.

On Saturday, December 10, KJRY will conduct a family friendly event focusing on railroad safety and holiday festivities.  Santa himself will be aboard, making several stops in the central Illinois area.  

New this year are one-way passenger train rides, including Mapleton-Glasford, Glasford-Breeds, and Breeds-Rawalts.     

Keokuk Junction Railway Co. says all ticket proceeds will benefit the Salvation Army's Canton Corps. 

A limited number of tickets are available and can be purchased at: 

Salvation Army--Canton Corps,
176 S. First Avenue, Canton, IL 
(309) 647-0732

Schedule

* Mapleton at Mapleton Road: 8:30 am
* Glasford at Oak Street (near City Park): 9:35 am
* Breeds at Co. Road 23: 11:20 am
* Rawalts Siding (just outside of Canton)  passenger car stop: Noon
* Canton at 20th Street (west of Bradley Road): 1:30 pm
* Canton at 2nd Avenue (near former TP&W Railroad Office): 2:45 pm
* Cuba at 3rd Street: 4:45 pm

Additionally, Santa will make an appearance in the stationary train caboose at Pioneer Railcorp's Corporate Headquarters in Peoria on Sunday, December 11, 1 pm to 4 pm.    

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.