Greetings from the D&SNGRR, With the end of another wonderful summer season, we are busy looking forward to the many exciting things we have planned in the upcoming months: D&SNGRR ANNOUNCES SERVICE TO THE NORTH POLE! THE POLAR EXPRESS™ comes to life when the train departs the Durango depot for a 1 hour, 15 minute round-trip journey to the North Pole. Read along with the magical story and meet Santa and his helper. Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies, and a special gift for the kids. Make this an annual holiday tradition! Kids are encouraged to wear their pajamas for the adventure. Polar Express Train Schedule: November 25 – December 11 Friday & Saturday departures at 5:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Sunday departures at 5:30 p.m. December 16 – December 23 Daily departures at 5:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Tickets: $24 adults / $16 children (ages 3-11) Call 888-TRAIN-07 or 970-247-2733 today to make your reservations. Cascade Canyon Winter Train Experience the backcountry winter wonderland of the San Juan Mountains onboard the Cascade Canyon Winter Train, beginning November 23, 2005. The train departs daily (until January 1, 2006) at 10:00 a.m. and arrives back in Durango at 3:05 p.m. Complimentary hot cocoa and apple cider will be waiting for you at Cascade Canyon, where the train stops for almost an hour by the beautiful Animas River. Tickets are $45 for adults and $22 for children (ages 5-11). First-Class Parlor Car: $89 per person (ages 21 and over). Please call for 2006 dates and times. Call 888-TRAIN-07 or 970-247-2733 to make a reservation. New Year's Eve Train Celebrate New Year’s Eve in first-class Presidential style, and kick-off D&SNGRR’s 125th birthday year! This vintage 1880’s train, made up of first-class parlor cars, travels to Cascade Canyon and back, with musical entertainment and a champagne toast at midnight. Additional cash cocktail and beverage service will be available onboard. We invite you to wear your best Victorian attire for a costume contest on the train. Tickets are $125 per person and are limited to only 60, so be sure to book early! Call 888-TRAIN-07 or 970-247-2733 to make a reservation. Winter Photographer's Special Don’t miss the second-annual Winter Photographer’s Special on Sunday, February 19, 2006. The train will depart Durango at 8:00 a.m. for a full day of spectacular photo run-bys in the remote wilderness. Coach seating: $89; Caboose seating $135. Please book early, as seating is very limited. Call 888-TRAIN-07 or 970-247-2733 to make a reservation. And, don’t forget…D&SNGRR is now offering cab and motor car rides! Please call the Group Office at (970) 259-3372 for more information.