November 6, 2017 – Adams, MA – The wheels are turning at Berkshire Scenic Railway’s (BSRM) Hoosac Valley Service to transform normal train service into the Tinseliner, a 1950’s American Christmas Experience. Service begins on Friday, November 24 and continues on Saturdays and Sundays only, through December 17.
For the first time in 50 years, trains will depart from the reconstructed tracks in Adams, MA. The Adams Passenger Station is located at 3 Hoosac St. across from the Adams Visitor’s Center where parking and restrooms are available to the public during these events. Each trip lasts approximately one and a half hours and features a visit from Father Christmas who will offer a gift to every child on board. New this year is a 20-minute layover at an authentic Christmas tree lot. Passengers may disembark the train, tag a tree for later pickup, or enjoy hot beverages before the trip home. Proceeds from tree sales will go to the local, nonprofit cancer support group, PopCares.
Black Friday and Saturday trains depart at 1, 3, 5, and 7 p.m. Sunday trains depart at 1, 3, and 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $16 for kids under 12. Children under 2 ride free provided they sit on an adult lap.
“Our holiday trains are the most popular events of the year,” states BSRM President and General Superintendent, Jay Green. “And we are very thankful to the Town of Adams for helping us prepare this year’s inaugural departures. Our all-volunteer staff and crew are looking forward to celebrating the season with our passengers.” Trains often sell out two weeks in advance. Online ticket sales are available now at www.hoosacvalleytrainride.com/tickets.
About BSRM – Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum, Inc. (BSRM) is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization with corporate offices located at their Lenox Station Museum, 10 Willow Creek Road, PO Box 2185, Lenox, MA. The Lenox Station Museum is open to the public on select weekends. Incorporated in 1984, the BSRM is fully self-supported by train ticket sales, donations, and individual memberships. They own and display a variety of historic rail equipment and appurtenances. Its mission is to preserve the history of railroading, particularly in the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts.
For more information & online ticket sales visit www.hoosacvalleytrainride.com, or www.facebook.com/hoosacvalleyservice.
About PopCares, Inc. – PopCares, Inc. was established as a non-Profit organization helping local cancer patients. It was created in honor and memory of Bill “Pop” St. Pierre who embodied the importance of sharing small acts of kindness with others on a daily basis. Pop and his family were fortunate to have the support of each other as well as friends during his battle with cancer. It is the mission of PopCares, Inc. to ensure that every person fighting cancer and their caregiver in our local community of the Northern Berkshire and bordering Southern Vermont region has the opportunity to benefit from that same level of support. For more information visit www.popcares.org.