2010 Train Schedule Posted!!

November 7, 2010
Saturday, Dec 11 ~ New York, Susquehanna & Western
Maywood Maywood Station
269 Maywood Avenue
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Hawthorne VRA Railway Station
80 Royal Avenue
10:20 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Wortendyke 275 Newtown Road 11:10 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Wyckoff 399 Main Street 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Pompton Lakes 1 Station Plaza 1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Butler Butler Museum

Main Street

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Sunday, Dec 12 ~ Morristown & Erie Tracks
Flanders Flanders Firehouse

27 Main Street

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Ledgewood Sleepy’s

365 Route 10

11:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Kenvil Morris Marine 12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Dover Sack’s Paint & Wallpaper
62 N. Sussex Street
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Rockaway Potbelly’s Riverside Cafe

26 E. Main Street

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

*Revised* 2010 NJ Operation Toy Train!

September 28, 2010

Horray!!  It’s getting to be that time of year again!  Last year’s NJ Operation Toy Train was a *major* success, and we are all certain this year is going to be even better. 

The dates for this year’s train are as follows:

Saturday, December 11, 2010: NYS&W Railway

Sunday, December 12, 2010: Morristown and Erie Railway

The Train Schedule and Drop-Off Locations will be updated and posted in the near future.  If you have any questions, please use the “Contact Us” link to the left!

**Revised 10/13/2010

Welcome to NJ Operation Toy Train

October 6, 2009

On December 12-13, 2009, the Military Transport Association will be running a special train in Northern New Jersey to collect donated toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation.  Along the route, the train will stop at ten locations where members of the public can drop off toys, see Santa Claus and his helpers, experience a variety of working railroad equipment, and meet members of the Marine Corps and MTA.  Click on “Train Schedule” to see where you can meet the train.

Four railroads are loaning engines, rolling stock, and use of their tracks to Operation Toy Train. They are the Morristown & Erie, New York, Susquehanna & Western, Norfolk Southern, and New Jersey Transit.  In addition to the Military Transport Association, volunteers from three other organizations will be helping with the operation: Volunteer Railroaders Association, Maywood Station Museum, and United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey.  Click on “Sponsors” to learn more about these organizations.

Members of the public are encouraged to drop off new, unwrapped toys at various collection points along the route in the first two weeks of December.  At each stop, one or more businesses or organizations has a large collection box.  Click on the two “Toy Drop-Off Sites” to see the closest drop off point for you.

The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November, and December each year and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community where the campaign is conducted.  Click on “NJ – Toys for Tots” to see more about the program in New Jersey.