Polar Express Delights Northland Families

By KBJR News 1

November 25, 2012 Updated Nov 26, 2012 at 12:05 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.COM) --- The Polar Express has pulled back into the train station, to the delight of Northland families.

The traditional holiday favorite is back on the tracks now through Dec. 16.

The Polar Express will travel from Fitger’s to the Depot on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
This trip takes families on imaginary trips to the North pole, offering them the chance to not only hear the story of the Polar Express, but also meet Santa himself.

The ride itself takes about an hour.

"It really is a tradition of a story,” Ken Buehler, Polar Express Conductor said. “It's the story of a young boy and his sister, that are having a hard time dealing with whether or not there is a Santa Claus. And at the end of the day, what the Lake Superior Railroad Museum and the Depot does, is it helps everyone believe."

The Polar Express takes about five trips each night, and Buehler says tickets do sell out quickly.

The Polar Express has been on the tracks for about 25 years.