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Holiday train coming to Ti, Port Henry

TICONDEROGA - The Canadian Pacific Railway "Holiday Train" will again visit Ticonderoga and Port Henry.

The decorated train is scheduled to stop at the Ticonderoga train station at 4:45 p.m. and at the Port Henry train station at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30.

"Christmas will come a little early," Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava said, announcing the train's visit. "People really look forward to it."

This will be the fifth year the train, covered with hundreds of holiday lights and carrying a live concert, will stop in Ti. It has stopped in Port Henry the past four years.

Ticonderoga Supervisor Bob Dedrick suggests people park at Fort Ticonderoga and take a shuttle bus to the train station. He said there will also be a bus parked at the station so people will have a place to get warm.

This year there will be no parking at the Ti boat launch or in the Fort Ticonderoga overflow lot across from the boat launch.

"We are not letting any vehicles that are going to see the train go down the ferry road, Route 74," Dedrick said. "All holiday train vehicles will have to go to the fort and get bused to the site, except handicapped.

"The train will not be crossing the road and the event will be held entirely on the dirt road owned by the fort where those three houses are located," he continued. "There will be large traffic signs and police officers directing all holiday traffic to the fort. Really, in essence, we are not holding this event on the road at all. We are leaving the road open."

Ticonderoga police will be located at the entrance to Fort Ticonderoga directing traffic, Dedrick said.

International Paper Co. will provide temporary lighting for the area, Dedrick said.

In Port Henry there will be parking at the town hall, Wheelock's, the Knights of Columbus, NuWay Laundry and along Main Street. There will be handicap parking only at the train station. Buses will also transport people from Moriah Central School to and from the train station.

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