70 trips over 4 weekends. Over 14000 candy canes and just as many smiles. The 4449 came back to life after two years of being rebuilt. Countless number of photos. Visitors from all over the world. Sunshine, rain, wind, a rainbow, but thankfully no snow or ice. Over 100 volunteers, including train crew, our car hosts, the folks in the kitchen feeding the volunteers, the concession crew, the Union Pacific Employees Club, our ground crew (who got wet a few times). Thank you to our partners, including Oregon Pacific Railroad, Oaks Park, TicketsWest and Portland Parks & Rec. And thank you to Santa, for taking time from his busy schedule to make those 70 trips on the train with us!
This was the most successful Holiday Express in our 11 year history.
We’re doing it again next year and we hope to see you again!