Operation North Pole (ONP) is a volunteer-based public charity. ONP works with Chicago’s major children’s hospitals, providing a day of fun and fantasy for families who have a child battling a life threatening illness by hosting a fantasy trip to the North Pole. The magical experience includes breakfast, a festive train ride to the North Pole, a visit with Santa, winter wonderland fun, entertainment, treats, personal wish list gifts, and much more! It's ONP's goal to provide these families an unforgettable experience amidst very challenging times.
Kato USA has partnered with Operation North Pole to bring this special Christmas Train - a replica of the real life Christmas Train that was operated in 2015 to life as a means to support ONP's goal of spreading the magic of the holidays. To that end a portion of the proceeds from every sale of an Operation North Pole Christmas Train Set goes towards this charitable venture to help fund the chartering of this yearly train!
Each year ONP charters a special Metra train, designing special vinyl wraps that adorn both the outside and the insides of the cars. Each years' design is unique, making each train a festive and colorful display. This train runs on the Union Pacific North, Northwest, and West Lines of the Chicago Metra commuter service, operating not only as a special charter train on the NW line but remaining in service for a period after the Christmas Train event as rolling billboard to spread awareness of ONP and their goals.
Learn more about Operation North Pole and their amazing efforts by visiting www.operationnorthpole.org
N Operation North Pole Christmas Train
4-Unit Set - Coming late October 2016
- Includes 1 locomotive
- two bi-level coaches
- one bi-level cab-coach
Note: Track and transformers sold separately.