Santa Express Train coming December 14


The Greenville & Western Railway Company, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Carolina Railway Service Corporation, will sponsor their anual “Santa Express” train which will make five stops between Honea Path and Pelzer this Saturday, Dec. 14.

Children will have the opportunity to step on board Santa’s caboose and tell Old Saint Nick exactly what they want for Christmas. There will be treats and a drawing for gifts at each stop.

G&WRR is also partnering with the Belton Interfaith Ministerial Association to collect food for those in the community who find themselves in a time of real need. Greenville & Western encourages those who attend this year to bring a donation of one or more non-perishable food items to the train.

Greenville & Western and BIMA volunteers will be staffing the boxcar (the black car just ahead of the caboose) to accept donations and thank you in advance for your generous support of BIMA’s ministry.

Donations are not mandatory for participation in the Santa Express event. For more information on Belton Interfaith Ministerial Association, visit their website at

The Santa Express schedule is as follows:

Honea Path – arrive Hamby Road 9 a.m., depart 10:15 a.m.

Belton – arrive O’Neal Street 10:45 a.m., depart 12:15 p.m.

Cheddar – Cheddar Road arrive 1:30 p.m., depart 2:45 p.m.

Williamston – Williams Street arrive 3:15 p.m., depart 4:15 p.m.

Pelzer – Lyman Street (at the depot) arrive 4:45 p.m., depart 6:15 p.m.