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Upcoming Events and Excursions

The Erie Lackawanna Dining Car Preservation Society operates train excursions and special events to support the restoration and operation of our historic railroad equipment. Information on upcoming events, including how to get tickets or make reservations, can be found on this page.

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Saturday December 2, 2017 | Scranton, PA

Santa Trains

Santa TrainThe Erie Lackawanna Dining Car Preservation Society, in cooperation with the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad, will be running special round-trip excursions on Saturday, December 2, 2017, between 1313 Ridge Row, Scranton PA, through the Nay Aug Gorge and return.

Enjoy a short train ride on our comfortable climate-controlled passenger cars with Santa Clause and his helpers visiting with all the children aboard.

Station & Parking Information

Trains will depart from 1313 Ridge Row (by the University of Scranton's Poly High parking lot closest to the tennis courts). Parking is free and available in this location

Santa Train

The train will depart from the boarding area at 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 4:00 PM on December 2, 2017. Please be at the platform 30 minutes before departure. Tickets are $25.00 for adults, $18.00 for children 4 to 12 years of age, and free for child 3 and younger.

We have also added a dinner to our 4:00 PM train. Experience dinning aboard a moving train as people did in the past during the golden age of long-distance rail travel. The fare to ride the 4:00 PM train and have dinner in the diner is $87.00 per person. Please click here if the dinner option is not visible in the below ticketing selection. Once on the ticketing site select the 4:00PM train and the Dinner and train ride option will appear at the bottom of the listing.

Dinner Menu for the 4:00PM Train

1st Course - Mixed Green Salad

Choice of Entree'
- Grilled sliced steak with mushrooms
- Sherry chicken
- Broiled garlic butter haddock
- Chili braised seitan short ribs

BYOB welcome if you purchase the fair with dinner option under the 4:00PM train

Deserts - Chocolate cake or lemon pound cake with raspberry coulis

Sunday December 3, 2017 | Scranton, PA

Train to Christmas Past

Santa and Mrs Claus

The Erie Lackawanna Dining Car Preservation Society, in cooperation with the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad, and the Gouldsboro Area Foundation will be running a special round-trip excursion on Sunday, December 3, 2017, from Scranton, PA, to Gouldsboro, PA.

Enjoy a train ride on our comfortable climate-controlled passenger cars from Scranton to Gouldsboro and return. The train will stop at the historic Gouldsboro station for everyone to have the opportunity to explore the restored station. At the station, passengers will enter the Dickensian world of A Christmas Carol with volunteers dressed in period-authentic costumes, featuring stories, caroling, and a visit from Santa, Scrooge, and his ghostly visitors. Hot beverages and food will also be available for purchase.

There will be special performances by local community organizations throughout the station while you visit. This is in addition to other family activities such as children's crafts, storytelling and a visit with Santa Claus.

One train will depart from and return to the parking lot next to the University of Scranton tennis courts off of Ridge Row.

Saturday December 9, 2017 | East Stroudsburg, PA

Santa Trains at Eastburg Winterfest

Santa TrainThe Erie Lackawanna Dining Car Preservation Society, in cooperation with the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad and the Eastburg Community Alliance, will be running special round-trip excursions on Saturday, December 9, 2017, between The Historic Dansbury Depot, East Stroudsburg PA, through the The Delaware Water Gap and return.

Enjoy a short train ride on our comfortable climate-controlled passenger cars with Santa Clause and his helpers visiting with all the children aboard.

Station & Parking Information

Trains will depart from The Historic Dansbury Depot, 5 South Kistler St., East Stroudsburg, PA 18301. Parking is free and available in this location

The train will depart from the boarding area at 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 4:00 PM on December 9, 2017. Please be at the platform 30 minutes before departure. Tickets are $25.00 for adults, $18.00 for children 4 to 12 years of age, and free for child 3 and younger.

dinner on 469We have also added a dinner to our 4:00 PM train. Experience dinning aboard a moving train as people did in the past during the golden age of long-distance rail travel. The fare to ride the 4:00 PM train and have dinner in the diner is $87.00 per person. Please click here if the dinner option is not visible in the below ticketing selection. Once on the ticketing site select the 4:00PM train and the Dinner and train ride option will appear at the bottom of the listing.


Dinner Menu for the 4:00PM Train

1st Course - Mixed Green Salad

Choice of Entree'
- Grilled sliced steak with mushrooms
- Sherry chicken
- Broiled garlic butter haddock
- Chili braised seitan short ribs

BYOB welcome if you purchase the fair with dinner option under the 4:00PM train

Deserts - Chocolate cake or lemon pound cake with raspberry coulis

Sunday December 10, 2017 | East Stroudsburg, PA

Train to Christmas Past

Train at Gouldsboro

The Erie Lackawanna Dining Car Preservation Society, in cooperation with the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad, and the Gouldsboro Area Foundation will be running a special round-trip excursion on Sunday, December 10, 2017, from East Stroudsburg, PA, to Gouldsboro, PA.

Enjoy a train ride on our comfortable climate-controlled passenger cars from East Stroudsburg to Gouldsboro and return. The train will stop at the historic Gouldsboro station for everyone to have the opportunity to explore the restored station. At the station, passengers will enter the Dickensian world of A Christmas Carol with volunteers dressed in period-authentic costumes, featuring stories, caroling, and a visit from Santa, Scrooge, and his ghostly visitors. Hot beverages and food will also be available for purchase.

There will be special performances by local community organizations throughout the station while you visit. This is in addition to other family activities such as children's crafts, storytelling and a visit with Santa Claus.

One train will depart from and return to the parking The Historic Dansbury Depot at 5 South Kistler St., East Stroudsburg, PA 18301