A year ago, the Model-Railroad.TV crew filmed the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train when it came through La Crescent, MN.
It was a very cold night and we were huddling inside the SUV. Suddenly Eric’s wife who was along said, “Is that it?”
We looked southward and we could see in the distance a train festooned with lights slowly approaching.
I said, “That’s it!” and we rushed to our stations for the filming. You can see the our Holiday Train video that is now on www.model-railroad.tv in the "One to One Scale" channel.
One of the special features of the Holiday Train is its focus on raising funds to support local organizations who help make Christmas merry for those less fortunate.
In addition at this season of the year are those trains such as the Polar Express, usually associated with railroad museums, which are oriented toward delighting children. These represent more of the spirit of Christmas which interests us at Model-Railroad.TV than the madness of shopping and getting more stuff.
For me personally, Christmas is something that is best reflected in faith. Christmas has come in the process of history to be a time for celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. As such Christians believe, it points to God entering human history in the person of Jesus Christ, an event which points to hope in overcoming the sadness and confusion of the human condition.
So we wish you a joyous Christmas characterized by sharing with those less fortunate, by delighting in and delighting children, and by deepening of faith. And while you’re at it, be sure and have some fun with your trains.
Warm holiday wishes,
Dale Rood of Model-Railroad.TV