The New York & Lake Erie Railroad and Gowanda Love INC (In the Name of Christ) will offer six 8-mile round trip trains rides on Saturday, Dec. 2. Trains will depart hourly from the Gowanda Depot, 50 Commercial St., Gowanda, with the first trip departing at 11 a.m. and the last at 4 p.m.
While on board, passengers can experience the nostalgia of riding in 1930s vintage passenger cars while the trains climbs in 2½ percent grade out of the valley. Santa is expected to make an appearance on-board each train. The railroad’s classic streamlined ALCO cab units will power all trains. All railroad coaches have baseboard hot water or wall-mounted radiant heat and the depot has a new central heating system, a gift shop, refreshments for sale and clean rest rooms.
Train ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 3-11, with toddlers 2 and under ride free on the lap of a ticket holder. Children will receive a treat from Santa and his elves.
Train tickets can be purchased in advance by calling Love INC at 532-3541 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Any remaining seats will be sold starting 30 minutes before each trip at the Gowanda Depot ticket window. A portion of all ticket sales will benefit Gowanda Love INC.