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Indiana Rail Road’s Santa Train set for 2022 run

By Trains Staff | November 30, 2022

| Last updated on February 11, 2024

Train returns to traditional format after 2020 cancellation, modified operation in 2021

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Logo for Indiana Rail Road Santa TrainINDIANAPOLIS — After a pandemic cancellation in 2020 and a modified form of operation in 2021, the Indiana Rail Road’s Santa Train returns to its traditional format this weekend, making 12 stops over three days Friday through Sunday, Dec. 2-4.

The train’s stops will offer guests the chance to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, as well as other costumed characters, aboard the train’s decorated passenger cars. The event is free and open to guests of all ages, and will also feature coats, hats, and gloves being given away to children in need.

Volunteers and guests alike are looking forward to a more traditional format of Santa Train,” says Dewayne Swindall, president and CEO of The Indiana Rail Road Company. “Giving back to the communities in which we operate in such a unique way brings a distinctive joy to our team during the holiday season.”

The Santa Train originated in 1989 as a volunteer project of Indiana Rail Road employees.

The Santa Train will begin its 2022 tour by bringing Santa to Bargerville, Ind., Friday at 4:30 p.m. There, events will not be at the train, but at Bargersville’s Town Hall, where Santa will be part of town festivities.

The remainder of the Santa Train schedule includes these stops:

Schedule for Indiana Rail Road Santa Train

4 thoughts on “Indiana Rail Road’s Santa Train set for 2022 run

  1. Hey INDR, can you buy out the CN branch line between Newton and Effingham please? Vistra Energy is shutting down the Newton power plant in 2027 and Total Grain had yet another derail spilling grain onto the highway. You already took over the coal deliveries from CN with your nice back door and they are deferring maintenance on what they have left.

    A connection with yourself and the Effingham RR would be a most excellent west end portal.

    1. They’d still have to get across the CN in Effingham. The EFRR is all on the other side of the CN mainline.

    2. That would be easy as there is already a set of switches from the CN yard and EFRR’s “yard”. It also appears there are some underserved industries on the east side of the CN ROW. And INDR has a great rep for serving these type of companies.

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