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Date: 12/01/12 23:11
CalTrain holiday train
Author: althewelder

Today was the first night of Caltrain's Holiday train that makes stops at various stations on the peninsula. The Holiday train has not run for the past two years due to budget cuts and lack of sponsors so it was really nice to see it again. Even though it was raining, there was a good turn out at the Redwood City station and everyone was in a good mood. After the train arrived at the station and all of the elves and reindeer got off they had a band and carolers perform on the stage car. I couldn't video tape it because the car was a little to far away from where I was at and the area around the car was packed with people so I couldn't get close enough to get a shot.

It was even better seeing the train this year now that I have my daughter who is 13 months old. Seeing her excitement made the whole experience better for me and my Wife.

I hope you like the video.

AL Bayer

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Date: 12/02/12 00:05
Re: CalTrain holiday train
Author: bobs

I wasn't able to work on it this year, but in years past I have helped wire up that train and hang the decorations. The volunteers who work on it put in many, many hours, crawling under the cars stringing wires etc. And the pre-arrival security concerns aren't trivial either. They have to set up barricades at each station where the train will stop and make sure everyone stays out of harms way. It is quite an operation! A tip of the Santa hat to all involved.



Date: 12/02/12 06:46
Re: CalTrain holiday train
Author: JRP58

Very "Nice" Video Thanks For Sharing .



Date: 12/02/12 18:17
Re: CalTrain holiday train
Author: Margaret_SP_fan

That was a great video -- a really good
look at the train. I also really appreciate
all the hard work the volunteers did to
decorate the train -- looks great! That
work train caboose never looked so goo!



Date: 12/02/12 22:27
Re: CalTrain holiday train
Author: cchan006

althewelder Wrote:
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> It was even better seeing the train this year now
> that I have my daughter who is 13 months old.
> Seeing her excitement made the whole experience
> better for me and my Wife.
>
> I hope you like the video.
>
> AL Bayer

Yes I do! Thanks for a nice night video in the rain.



Date: 12/03/12 16:52
Re: CalTrain holiday train
Author: DFWJIM

Great video...how long did the train stay in RC?



Date: 12/03/12 19:22
Re: CalTrain holiday train
Author: busdriver

Al,

Thanks for sharing that. I wanted to go see it, but couldn't pull it off.

Bryce



Date: 12/03/12 21:51
Re: CalTrain holiday train
Author: althewelder

DFWJIM Wrote:
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> Great video...how long did the train stay in RC?


It was there from about 6:15 to 6:35 according to the schedule. It was really nice because the rain slowed down enough that it wasn't a bother.

AL



Date: 12/04/12 14:30
Re: CalTrain holiday train
Author: Hoggerdude

Thanks Al..Brought a smile to an old face..Merry Christmas.



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