Cheyenne, Wyo. - BNSF Railway paid tribute to the families of the U.S. Military by providing a Holiday Express train trip in Cheyenne. BNSF, working with the Wyoming National Guard and F.E. Warren AFB, hosted 350 members of the military and their families onboard for a unique train ride, special holiday snacks, a holiday ornament and a visit by Santa.
This is the 11th annual Holiday Express, which travels around the BNSF network.
In addition, the BNSF Railway Foundation will donate $80,000 to not-for-profit organizations that provide support to military members and their families, including a $10,000 contribution to the Wyoming National Guard Family Assistance Fund.
The BNSF Holiday Express features 15 restored vintage railcars decked out with holiday decorations, and is powered by two of BNSF’s newest locomotives.
BNSF Railway has a long history of supporting the military, reaching back more than 150 years.