Railroad history can be experienced firsthand with the Black River and Western Railroad right here in New Jersey. According to blackriverrailroad.com, the volunteer staff has preserved railroad history for 50 years and has given visitors a chance to experience it.

With Christmas right around the corner, Black River & Western Railroad has its North Pole Express ready to go. This is their most popular event and this year there have been some additions made to it. Seasonal Event Manager, Diana Cerne, told PST, “We have NJ’s only operating steam engine.” 

Cerne also mentioned, “People travel from all over the country to come just for our North Pole Express.” New this year is their first-class experience for the North Pole Express which offers complimentary drinks, cookies, and other food options plus more, according to blackriverrailroad.com. People who ride the trains during the event get to celebrate the holidays and experience the history of the old fashioned railroad.

The BR&W's North Pole Express could be a good way to get out and try something new for the holidays. Cerne told PST, ”It’s certainly a sight to see.”

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