Metra used to run Christmas trains called the “Polar Express” after the successful movie.
The owners of the copyright objected, so that stopped.
Now Metra calls its Christmas train “Operation North Pole.”
According to the article at the link above, this is an “annual train ride to see Santa for children with serious illnesses and their families.”
Businesses have partnered with the commuter railroad.
They wrap cars with Christmas themes and their names.
Last Saturday, we were downtown getting a haircut at Dinstinctions.
Then, eating at Duke’s.
During that time the special train came by twice–once going to Harvard and the second time back to Chicago.