Santa Express coming to town

December 12, 2012

The Marquette Rail Santa Express is coming to several area towns this Saturday. This is the seventh year Marquette Rail will bring Santa and Mrs. Claus to communities along its line, where they will hand out candy to children.

Marquette Rail has partnered with Jim Nickelson’s Christmas Trees of Amber Township and Miller’s Produce of Manistee to help distribute trees each stop to drawing winners who have been pre-selected. will be riding the train at each of the Mason County stops beginning in Scottville and ending in Free Soil. We will be providing live coverage of the stops and the trips via Facebook ( and Twitter ( Our live coverage is being sponsored by House of Flavors Restaurants in Ludington and Manistee.

Live coverage will include photographs and comments about each stop.



Station Arrive Depart Location
Comstock Park 09:30:00 AM 09:50:00 AM Comstock Park Depot, Dwight Lydell Park off West River Road
Sparta 10:10:00 AM 10:20:00 AM Division St. Crossing
Kent City 10:35:00 AM 10:55:00 AM Main St. Crossing
Grant 11:20:00 AM 11:45:00 AM Grant Depot
Newaygo 12:10:00 PM 12:30:00 PM River St. Crossing
White Cloud 12:50:00 PM 01:00:00 PM Wilcox Ave. Crossing
Bitely 01:35:00 PM 01:50:00 PM Main St. Crossing
Baldwin 02:10:00 PM 02:25:00 PM Baldwin Depot/off Astor Rd.
Scottville 03:15:00 PM 03:30:00 PM Main St. Crossing
Ludington 03:50:00 PM 04:15:00 PM First St. Crossing
Fountain 05:15:00 PM 05:55:00 PM Main St. Crossing
Free Soil 06:05:00 PM 06:20:00 PM Free Soil Rd. Crossing
Stronach 06:40:00 PM 07:00:00 PM Main St. Crossing
Manistee 07:25:00 PM 07:40:00 PM River St. Depot

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