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Holiday TrainFest and Toy Drive

SHARE IN THE THE SPIRIT OF THE HOLIDAYS AT THIS FREE, FAMILY EVENT SUPPORTING TOYS FOR TOTS AND FEATURING A HISTORIC STEAM LOCOMOTIVE, RAIL CAR DISPLAY AND VISITS WITH SANTA.

Saturday, December 17th, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Track 14

Santa will trade in his sleigh and eight tiny reindeer for vintage rail cars and a 874,346-pound steam locomotive decked out for the holidays at the first-ever Holiday TrainFest and Toy Drive at Los Angeles Union Station.

The free, family-friendly event will take place at the Station on Saturday, December 17, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Track 14

Staff will be on hand to collect donations of new, unwrapped toys in support of Toys for Tots, and new socks to assist the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.

Attendees will be able to: • See the historic Santa Fe 3751 steam locomotive up close • Tour vintage rail cars from the 1940s and 1950s decorated for the holidays • Explore Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® and Metrolink rail equipment • Enjoy holiday refreshments • Meet local police and firefighters, and • Visit with Santa Claus

The Holiday TrainFest and Toy Drive is presented by the Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor Agency and Amtrak Pacific Surfliner in partnership with Metrolink, the San Bernardino Railroad Historical Society, L.A. Rail, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and Toys for Tots.

The U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program collects new, unwrapped toys and distributes the toys as holiday gifts to less fortunate children in the local community.

Participants can travel to the event by train from points throughout southern California, including Orange County, Ventura County, San Bernardino and the Antelope Valley using Amtrak Pacific Surfliner or Metrolink service. Visit PacificSurfliner.com or MetrolinkTrains.com for additional information, including schedules and fares.

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