The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) runs a holiday train on weekends during the holiday season. I first spotted it travelling above Lincoln and Wrightwood Avenues about six or seven years ago and was stopped dead in my tracks. I've been trying to organically catch it ever since. I finally gave up and met Andy downtown one day to take the Holiday Train home together.
It was basically us and a bunch of people with toddlers waiting for the train. As is the case with all of my holiday activities.
Tell you what - the Holiday Train is *tough* to photograph. I'm hoping to someday get a good enough photo of it to use it for my Christmas cards.
"Elves" hand out candy canes in the train.
The train is SO CLEAN! And smells great, which the real holiday treat.
More pictures from other riders can be found on Flickr.