New Mexico Rail Runner Express (Press Release)
The next two Saturdays - December 12th and 19th - people will get a chance to have their child’s photo taken with Santa Claus aboard the New Mexico Rail Runner Express. Santa will begin his journey at the Downtown Albuquerque Rail Runner station when he boards the 9:46 a.m. train heading south to Belen. Once he arrives in Belen, he will hop on the 10:48 a.m. train heading north and arriving at the Santa Fe Depot at 1:06 in the afternoon. At 1:20 p.m., Santa will leave Santa Fe and take the Rail Runner all the way back to Belen and then catch the 3:58 p.m. train to finish his day right back where he started in Downtown Albuquerque.
See the Schedule
“This year we’re expanding the whole Santa-on-the-train experience”, says Dewey Cave, Interim Executive Director of the Mid-Region Council of Governments. “Instead of having a train parked at just one location, Santa will actually be riding the Rail Runner all day and visiting each train car to have his picture taken with kids. People have really come to embrace this holiday tradition.”
Santa photos on the New Mexico Rail Runner Express!
Saturday, December 12th and Saturday, December 19th
9:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Santa available for photos on the train from Belen to Santa Fe
(See accompanying Santa schedule for train times)
You bring the camera – we’ll bring Santa!
Rail Runner staff is recommending that passengers wanting to take advantage of the next two “Saturdays with Santa on the Rail Runner” simply find a seat on the train, have their camera ready, and let Santa come to you!
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