Holiday Train Gallery 3

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Santa greets holiday revelers from aboard his sleigh as the CTA Holiday Train makes its way on the Orange Line in 2007. (Photo by Tony Coppoletta)

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The 2013 CTA Holiday Train stands ready to depart Midway for a through-trip on the Orange and Brown lines on Thursday, December 5 from the side track, while a regular service train of 2400-series cars loads passengers on the main island platform. (Photo by Corey Ellison)

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Holiday-themed car cards, peppered with jokes and puns, add to the festive and fun atmosphere inside the Holiday Train, samples of which are seen here on December 14, 2013. (Photo by Tony Coppoletta)
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The Holiday Train has reached the end of one of its trips on the Blue Line, and is laying over in the north pocket at Forest Park station on December 14, 2013. Car 2894 is at the far end of the train. (Photo by Tony Coppoletta)
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The interior of Holiday train car 2893 is seen on December 14, 2013. A festive holiday spirit is created inside the cars through extensive decorating, including red and green gels on the lights, garlands and bows, candy cane-wrapped stanchion poles, and special holiday seat inserts. (Photo by Tony Coppoletta)
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Passengers board and alight the Holiday Train at Grand on the Blue Line on December 14, 2013. Some came out specifically to meet and ride the train, whole others were just regula passengers who happened upon a very special train for their trip. (Photo by Tony Coppoletta)
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While the Holiday Train lays over at Forest Park on the Blue Line on December 14, 2013, a long line of parents and kids wait to have their photo taken with Santa. (Photo by Tony Coppoletta)
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On an evening trip on the Red Line, the Holiday Train stops at Berwyn on December 21, 2013. Elves in each car are ready to greet boarding passengers and hand out candy canes. (Photo by Tony Coppoletta)
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The CTA Holiday Train provides a decidedly more festive appearance than its regular-service counterpart while both await their next departures at Midway in early December 2014. (Photo by Corey Ellison)
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The contours of Holiday Train car 2894's end cap are outlined by strands of multi-colored lights, as dusk sets in on the evening of December 23, 2014, while the train visits the Yellow Line on the last night of its 2014 season service. (Photo by Corey Ellison)