The decorated haunted rail yard will include a 20-foot black cat and pumpkins atop the North Carolina Railroad Museum store train car singing, the creator of magical boo bubbles.
Children and adults are encouraged to wear their costumes and each child will receive a small gift before the train ride, while supplies last.
A freshly baked cookie and warm cocoa is served to guests by the car’s friendly POLAR EXP Visitors are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to their train departure time. 26, 1996 with 184 riders and was organized by NHVR member Walt Williams and his wife Brenda.
Along with others on the all-volunteer railroad staff, they planned and carried out the annual Halloween activities for 11 years.
“Someone suggested a Halloween ride and we jumped on the opportunity to organize it and invite the community out to our rail yard to ride the trains,” said Walt Williams.
Christmas carols will be sung as they return back to the Bryson City Depot.Over 70,000 passengers rode THE POLAR EXPRESS with the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in 2014 and we hope to see you in 2015!The 1¼ hour round-trip excursion comes to life as the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a special visit at the North Pole.However, the train was the star of the show for us.The colors and steam engine style is very similar to the Burlington City Park Train. Update: Received an email from a reader who sent 2 awesome photos of what this train looked like in the 1960’s…