Steam Locomotive 148 To Power Toys-for-Tots Train and First Public Excursion

On December 11th, The Santa Express will deliver gifts to Toys for Tots organizations and local families in need. Special stops with Sugar Express No. 148 and Santa Claus are planned in Glades, Highlands, Hendry, Palm Beach, and Martin Counties, in Florida.

“This is our second year operating The Santa Express and we couldn’t be happier delivering these gifts to our friends and neighbors,” said Scott Ogle, operations manager for Sugar Express. “We encourage all of our neighbors to come safely enjoy the sights and sounds of No. 148 and see Santa as he passes through.”

At each stop, the public will be welcome to see Santa Claus and his train. Routing, stops, and an approximate schedule can be viewed at All train stops and viewings are completely free and open to the public. Interested parents can sign up to receive toys later in December directly from the program at

On December 12th, Sugar Express will operate the very first public passenger excursion behind steam locomotive no. 148 between Clewiston and Lake Placid, Florida.

This day-long roundtrip includes accommodations in either deluxe coach and open-air passenger cars with a scheduled departure from Clewiston at 10 AM and return at approximately 4 PM. Passengers will enjoy a trip through the Florida countryside, a layover in downtown Lake Placid for lunch on their own, with a return to Clewiston later that same day.

Ticket sales will begin at on Tuesday, November 23rd at 6 PM. A limited number of tickets will be available at Tickets start at $148.00 and light refreshments are included. Parking and boarding for the trip will take place at Basillian Cres and South Deane Duff Avenue, Clewiston, Florida.

For more information, visit: Sugar Express Offers First Public Excursion, Santa Express Returns – Sugar Express

-via Press Release


This article was posted on: November 18, 2021