Friday, January 7, 2011

L. Ruth Express Retires

For almost 50 years the L. Ruth Express has brought joy to the faces of the young and old as they traveled through Waldameer. The L. Ruth has put plenty of miles on her tired frame yet she still finds the pep to take another go round. After the park closed for the 2010 season, we all sat down and chatted about the L. Ruth's career and after much discussion, she decided it was time for her to retire. With no regrets, we bid her farewell.

But that doesn't mean Waldameer won't be offering a relaxing train ride through the park. Oh no, the L. Ruth Express will ride again with a brand new engine in 2011! With a state-of-the-art Chance C. P. Huntington engine leading the way, the L. Ruth Express will continue to provide families and friends with a smooth and relaxing ride through Waldameer's grounds. And that's not all. Even more people will be able to partake in the joys of Waldameer's train rides by riding a brand new, fully functioning wheelchair accessible coach. This coach will be placed right in the front of all the action and be able to safely secure a person in a wheelchair while they ride with their family and friends.

While we are sad to see the original L. Ruth Express retire, she has given us her full blessing and is excited that her legacy of beautiful train rides can continue for years to come.

Thanks for nearly fifty years of going in circles!
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