Decorated locomotive

Decorated locomotive

Photo: Ondrej Chudlarskÿ

Czech Railways & Friends Club

Tábor - Bechyne, Czech Republic

Nicholas Train

Each year the railway organizes a special "Nicholas Train" for children. More than 200 children, grandparents and parents fill the cars that go from Tábor to Bechyne on a historic electric train and back again. St. Nicholas with his sidekicks, an angel and a devil, are on the train. Children are prepared to sing a song or recite a poem for St. Nicholas. In return St. Nicholas gives each child a gift. The train leaves the station at 10:20 am, departing to return at 3:16 pm.
Decorated locomotive
The Nicholas train
Waving good-bye!
Children on the train
Nicholas and angel taking a coffee break