Hundreds Ride Holiday Train in Lackawanna County

MOSCOW -- It was all aboard the holiday train Friday in Lackawanna County. Hundreds of people took a ride from Scranton to Moscow and even got to visit with Santa.

Guests aboard the holiday train had a lot to do and see when it stopped at the train station in Moscow. A crew from Clifton Township has been coming to this event for the last three years.

"Awesome. it's so cool to be on an older train. We like it, right? It's just neat to go through the old tracks, go through the tunnel. It's a great day for the family to enjoy the holiday season," said Rochelle Imhoff, Clifton Township.

This is the 11th year the Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley Railway Historical Society has hosted this holiday train ride.

The ride starts in Scranton and makes a stop in Moscow.

"It's really great. It's a lot of work but a lot of fun. We have a good time getting it ready. I've been working weeks setting it all up," said Vee Pauli, Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley Railway Historical Society.

Not only do people get to experience a train ride, but once they get here to Moscow, there are plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy.

People could be seen taking pictures with the holiday displays and checking out the train models.

The big line was in the freight house where Santa himself was greeting some of the younger visitors.

This family from Bucks County mad it their first stop.

"It's nice to just all be together and kick off the holiday season with a train ride to Moscow and see Santa," said Jamie Sciabacucchi, Chester Springs.

Organizers tell Newswatch 16, they sold a little more than 1,000 tickets for this years holiday train ride.

"Being with the kids and on an old-fashioned train remembering what it was like years ago," said Mark Sciabacucchi, Chester Springs.

3 comments

  • Frank Sciabacucchi

    Thank you Carmella and your photographer for being for being so kind to our family (grandchildren) yesterday in Moscow. Thanks to you we now have a permanent holiday memory that our family and grandchildren will enjoy each holiday season. May you and yours have the Merriest of Christmas’s and a Healthy and Happy New Year!

  • the jeep guy

    What I would like to know is who put the Screws to the Canadian Pacific Christmas Train ? More than likely it was Scranton Political Machine. No pocket money coming in.

  • warningfakenews

    Scranton to Moscow? Don’t Biden and Hillary both have ties to Scranton? I think we need an investigation on this!!!

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