We have been going up to the train for years, this is the first time we have ever done the steam train in December. Due to the dry and warm weather, Max (the owner and longtime friend) decided to pull the big trains out and open. Lot's of people out enjoying the nice weather. Great outing for kids and adults alike. Not a fast ride, but not something you get to do everyday. Food available there, but you can bring a picnic too, plenty of tables at the station. If you think ahead, you can take the first train down, picnic at the turnaround and take the second train of the day back, you just need to let the conductor or engineer know you are staying down and taking the second train back. This usually only works in the Summer when there is an 11am and a 12:30pm train to follow.
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