Holiday Train Gallery 5

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Holiday Train Gallery 05

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A rare sight -- Holiday Train meeting Holiday Train. It is only possible on the Yellow Line, where due to train length restrictions, the 7-car train is cut into three 2-car trains (with the seventh, the flat car, not used). Here, two of the 2-car Holiday Trains meet at the Dempster-Skokie terminal on December 23, 2015. (Photo by Corey Ellison)
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The CTA Holiday Train, operating toward Midway along the "Brownage" route -- Brown-Orange lines through-route -- is stopped at Randolph/Wabash on December 4, 2016. (Photo by Corey Ellison)
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The CTA Holiday Train is parked on the side track at Midway next to its new cousin, the Elves' Workshop Train, on December 4, 2016. Added on the 25th year of the Holiday Train's operation, the six-car train Elves' Workshop Train followed the Holiday Train on Saturdays, the busiest days for Holiday Train riders, to help ensure everyone has an opportunity to enjoy this festive holiday experience and tradition by providing extra capacity. (Photo by Corey Ellison)

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The Elves' Workshop Train, like the Holiday Train, is festooned with thousands of colorful lights, garland, bows and festive winter scenes. The wrap differs from that of the Holiday Train's, overall green in color with a different style of graphics featuring Santa's elves assembling children's toys. In its first year, its exterior lights were also a little simpler than those of the Holiday Train, omitting those outlining the windows, for instance. The Elves' Workshop Train is at Midway terminal, about to lay up in the yard, on December 4, 2016. (Photo by Corey Ellison)