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Tis The Season: Train To Chug Through Bergen, Passaic For Good Cause

Operation Toy Train will make stops in Bergen and Passaic Saturday.
Operation Toy Train will make stops in Bergen and Passaic Saturday. Photo Credit: Angeline Li

ROCHELLE PARK, N.J. – A special toy collection train will make stops in Rochelle Park, Hawthorne, Midland Park, Wyckoff, Oakland and Pompton Lakes Saturday.

The train, operated by volunteers from the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway, will chug through sections of Bergen, Passaic and Morris Counties, collecting thousands of donated toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation along the way.

People are invited to visit the train when it arrives at each stop to donate toys, board the caboose to see Santa Claus, view a variety of working railroad equipment and meet members of the Marine Corps and Operation Toy Train program.

Donated toys should be new, in their original packaging, and not gift wrapped. The toys will be distributed as holiday gifts to underprivileged children in the community.

Here are the stops the train will make in Bergen and Passaic Counties on Saturday, Dec. 2:

  • Rochelle Park : CVS Pharmacy, 150 Rochelle Ave. (Train will arrive at 9 a.m. and depart at 9:30 a.m.)
  • Hawthorne: Volunteer Railroaders Association (Hawthorne station), 80 Royal Ave. (Train will arrive at 9:50 a.m., and depart at 10:30 a.m.)
  • Midland Park: Hot Dog Caboose (Wortendyke station), 211 Greenwood Ave. (Train will arrive 10:40 a.m. and depart  at 11:10 a.m.)
  • Wyckoff: Wyckoff Station, 399 Main St. (Train will arrive at 11:15 a.m. and depart at 11:55 a.m.)
  • Oakland: Enterprise Rent-a-Car, 393 Ramapo Valley Rd. (Train will arrive 12:10 p.m. and depart at 12:40 p.m.)
  • Pompton Lakes: Pompton Lakes station, 1 Station Plaza (Train will arrive at 12:55 p.m. and depart at 1:40 p.m.)

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