Thursday, October 11, 2012

Adirondack Scenic Railroad’s Pumpkin Trains

Over the next two weekends, October 13-14 and 20–21 the Adirondack Scenic Railroad will be hosting it’s third annual Pumpkin Train.   The trains will be departing the Thendara (Old Forge) Station at 10 am, 11:15 am, 12:30 pm, 1:45 pm and 3 pm on Saturdays and Sundays rain or shine.

Each train will travel North to the former site of the New York Central’s Carter Station. Along the way children will be on the lookout for ghosts and goblins and have an opportunity to win a jar of candy. At Carter Station, families can leave the train at Wally’s Pumpkin Patch.

All children arriving on the train in costume can pick a complimentary pumpkin with a chance to pick the “Great Pumpkin” to win a ride back to Thendara Station in the locomotive with the engineer, after blowing the horn and donning a new engineer hat .  On the return trip children will receive candy being distributed by the crew. The approximate time for the journey is 1 hour and 15 minutes.

On the return to Thendara their will be tours of haunted Old Town Hall, to meet spooky friends, a family photo, and a Halloween costume contest. The daily winners will receive 4 tickets for the Adirondack Scenic Railroads 2011 Santa Claus Train Ride.

All activities are included in the price of an event ticket – reservations are suggested, but walk-ups are welcome.  Ticket $15 Adult (12 & up) / $10 Children( 2 to 12) Children 2 and under free.

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