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DECATUR -- Trains, in various sizes, from full-size locomotives and rail cars to small scale models, have been a part of the Christmas season for almost 200 years. In the early years of the 20th century, the Lionel train sets were one of the most valued Christmas gifts a kid (adults too) could get. In the 21st century, train enthusiasts still line the track across the country to watch a variety of trains, from the steam locomotive to the big diesel engines.

Northwest Arkansas residents of all ages will get a chance to line the track near the Decatur Depot to see a very unique type of train, The Kansas City Southern Holiday Express, "complete with cheerful displays, lights and music. Kids can climb aboard the train, visit with Santa and receive a bag of seasonal goodies." (Holiday Express flyer)

The Holiday Express will chug its way into Decatur on Friday, Dec. 13, beginning at 4 p.m. The event is free to the public.

Kansas City Southern will make a contribution to the local Salvation Army to provide clothing and other necessities for kids in need in the Decatur area.

For more information, contact the Decatur City Clerk's office at 479-752-3912.

General News on 11/27/2019

Print Headline: KCS Holiday Express coming to Decatur

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