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Published: 11/24/2010

Bring your camera and take a picture with Santa on the New Mexico Rail Runner Express!

Santa rides the rails from Belen to Santa Fe and back for Christmas Photos on the train!
(Albuquerque, NM – November 24, 2010)- On Saturday, December 4th - people will once again 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 9:40 a.m. train heading south to Belen. Once he arrives in Belen, he will hop on the 10:46 a.m. train heading north and arriving at the Santa Fe Depot at 1:04 in the afternoon. At 1:17 p.m., Santa will leave Santa Fe and take the Rail Runner all the way back to Downtown Albuquerque where his journey will end.

Santa photos on the New Mexico Rail Runner Express!

Saturday, December 4th
9:40 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Santa available for photos on the train from Belen to Santa Fe and back

You bring the camera – we’ll bring Santa!

Rail Runner staff is recommending that passengers wanting to take advantage of “Saturday with Santa on the Rail Runner” simply find a seat on the train, have their camera ready, and let Santa come to you! Holiday carolers will also be on board to entertain from the Albuquerque Boys Choir (ABC) and the Public Academy for Performing Arts (PAPA), and Santa’s helpers will be visiting each train car handing out candy canes.

Don’t forget the Rail Runner Rider on your Christmas List!

For the next two Saturdays (Nov. 27th and Dec. 4th) people will be able to pick up all kinds of New Mexico Rail Runner Express memorabilia. There will be a portable Rail Runner merchandise kiosk set up at the Los Ranchos/Journal Center station where people can purchase “everything Rail Runner” – including toy trains, Rail Runner calendars, soft shell fleece jackets and more! So drop by and shop for the Rail Runner rider on your Christmas list! The kiosk will be open from 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. both Saturdays.

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