After 25 years, LHVA is Still Steaming Strong with Santa(s)

With every hearty belch of gray smoke from a 1929 Baldwin 26 steam locomotive, the Santa Train chugged through the Lackawanna Valley on December 2nd, celebrating 25 years as one of our region’s most cherished holiday traditions.
But did you know that Santa Train is a team effort that includes six different St. Nicks from Carbondale, Archbald, Jessup, Olyphant, Dickson City, and Scranton? Each Santa boards the train just before pulling into the station, bringing a unique personality and charm to every community.
Spectators who crowded the stations enjoyed delicious treats such as cookies, hot dogs, popcorn, and pizza, all generously provided by local volunteers and partners who made this special event possible.
LHVA would like to thank the Steamtown National Historic Site, Delaware/Lackawanna Railroad, Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Rail Authority, Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau, and the host of community organizations for making the 25th edition of the Santa Train one of the best-attended LHVA events in recent history.
We hope you enjoy this photo sampling of hometown Santas from Archbald, Carbondale, and Dickson City: