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FEC Railway Christmas Train Set to Roll Through Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This year marks the sixth annual Christmas Train operated by Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) in coordination with the U.S. Marine Corps Toys For Tots Foundation.  The 2015 FECR Christmas Train will run along the railroad's 351-mile mainline on the east coast of Florida, offering its employees, their families, customers, and suppliers an opportunity to contribute to the communities that FECR serves.  The train, departing Saturday, December 12 in Jacksonville with Miami as its final destination, will make 8 stops along the way, during which Santa Claus will be on hand to deliver holiday cheer.  

At each stop representatives from Toys For Tots will be present to accept donations from the FECR Christmas Train, and will work to distribute the toys to children in need throughout local communities. The FECR Christmas Train is a 501c3, so anyone can donate and receive a tax deduction. 

Since the program's inception five years ago there has been significant yearly growth. "Last year alone we were able to donate more than 40,000 toys and we hope to surpass that goal this year," said Jim Hertwig, FECR President & CEO. "This event is, and will continue to be a favored tradition for the FECR family. We are proud to be able to once again work alongside the Toys For Tots foundation to contribute to those in need during the holiday season," he said.

The FECR Christmas Train will stop at the eight railroad crossings listed below, during which strict safety procedures will be in place for the security and enjoyment of everyone in attendance:   


RR Crossing Location

Times (approximate)


Mussel Acres Road – West

7:10 AM

St. Augustine

San Sebastian View – East

8:10 AM

New Smyrna Beach

Canal Street – East

10:05 AM


Rosa L. Jones Drive – West

11:45 AM

Fort Pierce

Orange Avenue – West

1:30 PM

West Palm Beach

36th Street – East

3:00 PM

Fort Lauderdale

SW 17th Street – West

4:25 PM


NE 87th Street – West

5:15 PM

FEC Railway Santa Train

About Florida East Coast Railway  
The Florida East Coast Railway ("FECR") is a 351-mile freight rail system located along the east coast of Florida. It is the exclusive rail provider for PortMiami, Port Everglades, and Port of Palm Beach. FECR connects to the national railway system in Jacksonville, Florida, to move cargo originating or terminating there.  Based in Jacksonville, Florida, FECR provides end-to-end intermodal and carload solutions to customers who demand cost-effective and premium quality.  For more information, visit www.fecrwy.com.

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For further information: Robert Ledoux, 904.279.3111, Robert.Ledoux@fecrwy.com

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