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All Aboard the Polar Express

By Linda Tancs

In that classic essay “Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus” an editorial writer for a now-defunct New York paper tells little Virginia O’ Hanlon that there is a Santa Claus.  In some cases, it may take more than a newspaper writer to believe in the jolly old fellow.    Indeed, it could take a magic train–like the Polar Express.  Across the country, coal-fired, steam-operated vintage trains take a page from Chris Van Allsburg’s popular children’s book, “The Polar Express,” ferrying their young charges (and their parents) on a picture-perfect journey to the “North Pole.”  There, Santa and his elves board the train, dishing out goodies and singing Christmas carols.  Surely, that makes glad the heart of childhood–or any heart, for that matter.



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