31.10.18

TRICK OR TREAT ON THE TROLLEY.

The Fox River Trolley Museum continues to recover from the summer vandalism.


That's last Saturday's Ghost Story Train.  The cars are former Chicago single-unit Spam Cans which in their service life were equipped with trolley poles for off-peak service between Howard and Linden on the Evanston line.

The cars are suitably decorated inside, and storytellers rode the train, which shuttled to the forest preserve where children of all ages could disembark for a campfire, s'mores, and seasonal storytelling.

There will be a Polar Express train at weekends commencing November 18. Those trains will board at the forest preserve, and Santa will be at the North Pole.

I wonder if there will be ghost stories on the Christmas trains.  There's an allusion to telling ghost stories in "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year."  "A Christmas Carol" is perhaps the most famous Christmas ghost story, but that was respecting a tradition, until recently honored by Railway each December, of telling ghost stories at that time of the year, which might not have been so wonderful in the absence of natural light.

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