Holiday train making its way to Kansas City

(Photo courtesy of Kansas City Southern) Rudy, a Kansas City Southern engine, is scheduled to arrive in Kansas City this week.

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A train bringing holiday cheer is winding up its journey through the South and Midwest.

The Kansas City Southern Holiday Express Train began its trip Nov. 23 in Texas. It’s already made stops in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Final stops were scheduled this week in Joplin, Mo., on Tuesday; Pittsburg, Kan., on Wednesday; and Drexel, Mo., on Thursday. The trip ends Friday at Kansas City’s Union Station, where the train will be on display through Sunday.

The train features a specially decorated engine dubbed “Rudy,” a gingerbread boxcar, a flatcar carrying Santa’s sleigh, plus reindeer and a miniature village. There’s also a snow-covered stall filled with model train displays, the elves’ workshop and even a little red caboose.

Guests get to visit Santa and tour the train.

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