For the seventh straight year, the M&E will partner with the Military Transport Association, the Volunteer Railroaders Association, NJ Transit Rail Operations, the New York, Susquehanna & Western Railway, the Middletown & New Jersey Railroad, Norfolk Southern Corporation, the United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey, and the United States Marine Corps for Operation Toy Train 2015. This operation collects new, unwrapped toys for the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program, which distributes the toys to less fortunate children in local communities during the holiday season.
This year’s train will operate December 5th on the M&E Dover & Rockaway and High Bridge Branches, December 12th on the NYS&W Southern Division, and December 13th on the M&NJ Hudson Secondary and Walden Branch. The train will also be on display and collecting donations for the entire day on December 6th at Kuiken Brothers Company of Succasunna, NJ, along the M&E Chester Branch.
Operation Toy Train 2014 collected over 25,000 new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. All are invited to join the M&E this year to make 2015 an even bigger success!
(includes schedules for all M&E, Kuiken, NYS&W, and M&NJ operating dates!)