Peoria CVB

Annual Christmas/Holiday Santa Train


PEORIA, IL - October 29, 2009: Pioneer Railcorp announced today the date for the annual Santa
Train to run on its subsidiary, Keokuk Junction Railway Company, starting in Mapleton, Illinois
and continuing to Cuba, Illinois.

'Tis the season to take a fun-filled trip with Santa Claus as he rides aboard Keokuk Junction
Railway between Mapleton and Cuba, Illinois. On Saturday, December 5, Santa Claus will join
Keokuk Junction Railway Co. employees and those of other Pioneer Lines, and make six stops
along its railroad line to visit children and to confirm their Christmas lists. Santa Claus is
announcing the following stops:

  • Mapleton at Mapleton Road - 8:30am
  • Glasford at Oak Street (near City Park) - 9:35am
  • Breeds at Co. Road 23 - 11:20am
  • Canton at 20th Street (west of Bradley Road) - 1:30pm
  • Canton at 2nd Avenue (near Railroad Depot) - 3:00pm
  • Cuba at 3rd Street - 5:10pm


Santa will arrive at each location by train and will visit with the children aboard his holiday caboose. Please arrive fifteen minutes ahead of the scheduled train's arrival. Santa Claus is looking forward to seeing all his young friends on Saturday, December 5, 2009.


Pioneer Railcorp is a shortline railroad holding company with 19 railroad operations in 13 states with over 535 miles of track. For more information, please visit the Company's website at

Times are subject to change. In case of inclement weather the alternative Santa Train date is Saturday, December 12, 2009.



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