'Tis the season of giving! Once again Friends of the Battle River Railway is partnering with Battle River Railway to offer seasonal community train rides in conjunction with area community events.
These community rides do not sell tickets for, rather we offer these rides for cash donations, with proceeds going to support local area charities. We have a number of rides scheduled in November and December.
On Sunday, November 19th the train will be heading to Rosalind for the Jolly Jingles Christmas Market. The market hours are from 11:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Catch the train from Forestburg and Heisler, and travel to Rosalind. Where you can get a jump on your Christmas shopping and enjoy lunch.
Train departs from Forestburg at 10:00 am, arrive between 9:30-10 am to get a seat on the train.
Train will arrive in Heisler by 10:30 am to pick up additional passengers. Train departs from Heisler by 11:00 am to head to Rosalind. Train will arrive in Rosalind by 11:30 am just as the Christmas Market opens.
While train guests from Forestburg and Heisler enjoy the Jolly Jingles Christmas Market, we will offer Rosalind and area folks train rides. First Rosalind area mini train ride will depart at 12:00 pm.
This ride will be a 1 hour round trip, and return to Rosalind by 1 pm. A second train ride will be offered if there is interest.
Return Trip back to Heisler and Forestburg - Train departs Rosalind at 4 pm,
Arrives in Heisler at 4:30 pm; and then Forestburg at 5:15 pm.
Proceeds from these trips will go to support the Rosalind Ag Society Self Help Shelf.
These community train rides are made possible by the generous support of Battle River Railway, who are donating the cost of the train operation and engineer, and the volunteer crew of Friends of the Battle River Railway.
Friday, November 24th is Forestburg's annual Light Up the Night Christmas event, and the Christmas Market is on Saturday, November 25. Friends of the Battle River Railway and Battle River Railway will once again be offering mini train rides in the evening. And I hear that Santa might be on hand as well. We will be accepting cash donations with proceeds going to the Flagstaff Food Bank.
The Station is also a collection site for any non-perishable food items that you may wish to donate as well.
Mini Train rides will start after the lighting of the tree!
On Saturday, December 9th we will be heading to Alliance for Santa Daze! This year, we have been able to offer these tickets for free, but we are encouraging guests to make a cash donations to support the Flagstaff Food Bank and the Alliance Museum. Santa Daze is the major fundraiser for the museum in Alliance.
Seats on the Santa Daze Train do need to be booked in advance, and the train is already full!
Cost: Free (accepting cash donation, proceeds go to Flagstaff Food Bank).
Add-on this year
Local Mini Train Runs offered to others joining Santa Daze celebrations 3 pm;
Cost for mini run tickets: Cash Donation, proceeds go to Flagstaff Food Bank