NORTH CREEK At the railroad depot in North Creek, the gift shop operated by the Upper Hudson River Railroad will be open in December this year for the first time. On Saturdays and Sundays before Christmas, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., train related gifts such as engineer caps, conductors watches and red bandannas will be available, along with souvenir items including train toys and books, mugs, pint glasses, and a large stock of Thomas the Tank Engine toys. All gifts including the coveted Thomas toys -- will be discounted 20 percent for the holidays. Gift certificates which can be applied to tickets for future train rides, as well as future gift or snack purchases, are also available in any amount. For more information please call the Upper Hudson River Railroad at 251-5334.