Holiday Express train ride brightens the holidays for local military families

A train ride with Santa sounds like the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit.

For the last 12 years, BNSF Railway has done just that for military families through the states they operate.

This week, they rolled through Central Oregon to give service members, veterans and their families a ride.

In tonight’s Cover Story, Central Oregon Daily Photojournalist Steve Kaufmann has the sights and sounds of the Holiday Express.

It’s the third time the Holiday Express has passed through Bend. While the train was here, BNSF donated $10,000 to the Oregon National Guard Emergency Relief Fund.

The fund provides on-time financial assistance on an emergency basis to veterans and their families.





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