You might not be able to ride Amtrak (yet) down the Florida East Coast Railway, but you can see the Toys for Tots train December 10th.
The Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) is pleased to once again announce its sponsorship of a Toys for Tots Christmas Train, riding on the FEC rail line between Jacksonville and Miami on Saturday, December 10, 2011.
FEC’s Christmas Train offers its employees and their families an opportunity to contribute to the Toys for Tots program in the communities along the east coast of Florida that FEC touches every day. In coordination with the Toys for Tots organizations in these communities, a contribution of toys will be delivered to Toys for Tots representatives in eight Florida cities by Santa Claus, who will be riding on the Christmas Train. In addition to the representatives from Toys for Tots, representatives of the United States Marine Corps will also be on hand to receive the donated toys to be later distributed in their communities. FEC’s employees and their families will be at each location to greet Santa in support of the Toys for Tots program.
The Christmas Train will stop at the railroad crossings at each of the locations listed below. FEC hopes that this will become a great tradition along the east coast of Florida in support of the communities in which FEC employees work every day.
All times are approximate
Jacksonville: Gran Bay Parkway Crossing 7:45 AM
St. Augustine: Sebastian Way Crossing 8:45 AM
New Smyrna Beach: North End NSB Rail Yard 10:35 AM
City Point (Cocoa): Beau Geste Crossing 11:45 AM
Fort Pierce: Orange Avenue Crossing 1:35 PM
West Palm Beach: 3rd Street Crossing 3:10 PM
Ft. Lauderdale SW 17th Street Crossing 4:20 PM
North Miami: NE 87th Street Crossing 5:10 PM
About Florida East Coast Railway
Florida East Coast Railway is a 351-mile freight rail system located along the east coast of Florida and is the exclusive rail provider for the Port of Miami, Port Everglades, and the Port of Palm Beach. FEC connects to the national railway system in Jacksonville, Florida, to move cargo originating or terminating in Florida throughout the country. FEC provides end-to-end intermodal solutions to customers that demand cost-effective options without compromising service quality. For more information, visit www.fecrwy.com.