Christmas City Express Starts Its Journey

With Thanksgiving in the rear-view mirror, things are revving up on the tracks of the North Shore Scenic Railroad.

The trip begins at Fitger’s and makes a stop at the Duluth Depot, where co‚Äďauthor of the Christmas City Express book narrates the story to children — an experience she says never gets old.

“If you got to sit where I get to stand and see the magic in the kids’ eyes, and when they see Santa, and when they play along with you and answer your questions, it never really gets boring or tiring,” said Cheryl Skafte.

And although Cheryl knows the story from front to back, she doesn’t want to stop reading it anytime soon.

“I like to imagine myself in my nineties and still sitting up there in a rocking chair and reading the story to the kids so it’s a real magical time for me,” said Skafte.

The train sees about 1,000 people every weekend and runs through Dec. 20.

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