JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) will sponsor the 2014 Toys for Tots Christmas Train operating between Jacksonville and Miami on Saturday, December 13, 2014. FECR will be using our locomotives and containers to deliver holiday cheer to Florida east coast residents.
FECR's Christmas Train offers its employees, their families, customers, and suppliers an opportunity to contribute to the Toys for Tots program in the communities along the east coast of Florida. This has become a favored tradition of FECR employees in support of the communities along Florida’s east coast.
“We are pleased to once again support this worthwhile effort. This is just one way we give back to the communities where we live and work,” said James R. Hertwig, President and CEO.
In coordination with Toys for Tots, a contribution of toys will be delivered to representatives in eight Florida cities by Santa, who will be on-board the Christmas Train. Representatives of the United States Marine Corps will be on hand at each stop to receive the donated toys and distribute them to needy children in the local communities.
The Christmas Train will stop at the railroad crossings at the locations listed below.
The Florida East Coast Railway (“FEC”) is a 351-mile freight rail line located along the east coast of Florida. It is the exclusive rail provider for Port Miami, Port Everglades, and Port of Palm Beach. FEC connects to the national railroad network in Jacksonville, Florida, and provides carload and door-to-door intermodal solutions across North America to customers who demand cost-effective and premium quality service.