Large Crowds Highlight Holiday Train Tour

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Huge crowds dominated the annual Kansas City Southern holiday train tour in Meridian.

People of all ages lined the sidewalks of Union Station Friday afternoon and evening to see 6 car train. The kids couldn't wait to see Santa and tell him what they want for Christmas.

"Like, lots of stuff," one child said. "Like, a ice hockey table, foosball, lots of stuff."

For the parents and adults, there was a little more work and a little less play involved.

"Ah, back breaking," Toni Need said. "Long line, babysitting."

The train was actually created back in 2001 after volunteers spent over 8,000 hours transforming the retired rail cars. Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Missouri are just some of the other states where the train will be stopping. It's also important to note that Kansas City southern will be giving out more than $100,000 worth of gift cards to the Salvation Army as it visits various states.