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The Polar Express

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All Ages, 2 and under free on lap
Standard Coach
Diesel
$35
Steam
$45
Deluxe
Diesel
$60
Steam
$70
First Class Table Car
Diesel - 2 Top Table
$120
Diesel - 4 Top Table
$240
Steam - 2 Top Table
$140
Steam - 4 Top Table
$280
"Northern Star" Dome Class
Diesel - 2 Top Table
$160
Diesel - 4 Top Table
$320
Steam - 2 Top Table
$180
Steam - 4 Top Table
$380

A Holiday Favorite Coming to Life!

“All Aboard” The Polar Express™ Train Ride this Christmas Season. Inspired by the run-away hit movie, this holiday favorite comes to life when you and your family take a ride on The Polar Express™. Set to the music of the motion picture soundtrack, families will love their trip to the North Pole, complete with hot chocolate and cookies served prior to boarding the train. Passengers will enjoy singing, dancing, and a reading of The Polar Express™. We encourage you to wear your favorite pajamas and join in on the magic.

Come join us for a magical, family-friendly event that’s fun for all ages! Immerse yourself into the story as we journey from either Cumberland or Frostburg to the North Pole to see the Big Man himself!

Your journey:

  • Kid-sized, at 60 minutes long
  • Your journey to the North Pole covers only a portion of our line. Passengers do not disembark from the train at any time.
  • All passengers provided hot chocolate & a cookie
  • All passengers will receive a special commemorative silver sleigh bell
  • Only upper-dome car class passengers will receive a special ornament.
  • As in 2021, steam-powered trains are an additional $10 per ticket.

Departures are:

  • November 25th-27th DEPARTING TO AND FROM CUMBERLAND
  • December 2nd-4th DEPARTING TO AND FROM CUMBERLAND
  • December 9th-11th DEPARTING FROM & RETURNING TO FROSTBURG (steam-powered)
  • December 16th-24th DEPARTING TO AND FROM CUMBERLAND (steam-powered)

Click on the Train Schedule, Book Online, or Book Now and select either November or December in the calendar, then select the date you wish to ride to see what times are available.

Steam Locomotive no. 1309 will be pulling the train on December 9th – 11th, and December 16th – 24th. Steam-powered trips are an additional $10 and will sell out first.

Steam-powered trips departing on December 10th – 12th will be DEPARTING FROM & RETURNING TO FROSTBURG.

ALL seating in 2022 will be reserved.

Standard Coach:
•$35 Diesel, $45 Steam (All Ages, 2 and under free on a lap)
• Standard Coach passengers receive hot chocolate, a cookie, and all passengers receive a commemorative silver bell.

Deluxe Coach:
•$60 Diesel, $70 Steam (All Ages, 2 and under free on a lap)
• Deluxe Coach Passengers receive hot chocolate, a cookie, and a commemorative souvenir mug exclusive for premium ticketed services, and all passengers receive a commemorative silver bell.

Deluxe Coach:
First-Class Table Car:
• 4 top table: $240 Diesel, $280 Steam
• 2 top table: $120 Diesel, $140 Steam (All Ages, 2 and under free on a lap)
• First-Class Table Car passengers receive hot chocolate, a cookie, and a commemorative souvenir mug exclusive for premium ticketed services, and all passengers receive a commemorative silver bell. We cannot accommodate more than 4 people at a 4 top table, nor can we accommodate more than 2 people at a 2 top table.

The “Northern Star” Dome Class
• 4 top table: $320 Diesel, $380 Steam
• 2 top table: $160 Diesel, $180 Steam (All Ages, 2 and under free on a lap)
Our most premium option! Dome Class will be “above it all” in the upper level of our Dome Car. Passengers receive hot chocolate, a cookie, a commemorative souvenir mug exclusive for premium ticketed services, and all passengers receive a commemorative silver bell. Each table setting will receive a special ornament. We cannot accommodate more than 4 people at a 4 top table, nor can we accommodate more than 2 people at a 2 top table.

ADA Needs:

Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of our equipment, our train is not ADA accessible. Wheelchairs can only be accommodated in Standard Coach. Mobility assistance devices can’t be brought aboard our trains. Contact our ticketing office to discuss your needs.