Fall Harvest, Pumpkin and Halloween Train excursions

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Community News & People in the News

Published on September 17, 2019 with No Comments

The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum (HVRM) in North Judson is offering a variety of train rides so everyone can take in the sights, sounds and smells of the autumn season beginning with Fall Harvest Trains on Saturday Sept. 28, at 12:30 and 2:00 p.m.

Pumpkin Trains follow on three Saturdays, Oct .5, 12, and 19.Times are 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 and 2:00 p.m. A special Halloween Train runs Saturday Oct. 26 at 4:00 p.m. with entertainment for children.

These excursions will cross the Kankakee River as they travel through rural farm country and along wooded areas before returning to the depot.

Those aboard the Pumpkin Trains on the first three Saturdays in October can enjoy a leisurely trip through Northwest Indiana’s countryside, crossing the Kankakee River at English Lake.  Upon returning to the North Judson area, the train will travel to the HVRM pumpkin patch where everyone may choose and purchase a pumpkin for just $2 before returning to the depot.

The 10-mile and 20-mile round-trip excursions are a great way to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Patrons can take their choice of riding in a vintage caboose, on an open-air car or in a coach.  All seating is first-come, so riders should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure.

The museum is always free, but there are fees for the train rides. Fees are $12 for adults, $10 for youths, and $6 for children.

HVRM is open Saturdays, all year-round, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Central Time).  Reservations for train rides may be made online at www.hoosiervalley.org or by calling the depot at 574-896-3950 on Saturdays.

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