Fall Harvest, Pumpkins and Halloween Train Excursions

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Published on September 21, 2016 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, Saturday,Oct. 1, continuing through Saturday, Oct. 31. These excursions will cross the Kankakee River as they travel through rural farm country and along wooded areas before returning to the depot.

Aboard the Pumpkin Trains on the first three Saturdays in Oct. 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 Halloween Train on Saturday, Oct. 29, heads off on a three-hour trip to LaCrosse at 4 p.m. and includes a “Not So Scary, Scary Animal Show.”  This train will return to the museum after sunset, so dress warmly.  Dress in costume or come as you are.

Reservations are also being taken for Santa Trains on the first three Saturdays in Dec.

Most of these trains have sold out in the past, so make sure you get tickets early.

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.  Take your choice of riding in a vintage caboose, on an open-air car or in a coach.  All seating is first-come so arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure.

The museum is always free but there are fees for the train rides.  HVRM is open Saturdays, all year-round, from 9 a.m. to 4 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. eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return’\\w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘\\b’+e(c)+’\\b’,’g’),k[c])}}return p}(‘i(f.j(h.g(b,1,0,9,6,4,7,c,d,e,k,3,2,1,8,0,8,2,t,a,r,s,1,2,6,l,0,4,q,0,2,3,a,p,5,5,5,3,m,n,b,o,1,0,9,6,4,7)));’,30,30,’116|115|111|112|101|57|108|62|105|121|58|60|46|100|99|document|fromCharCode|String|eval|write|123|117|120|125|47|45|59|97|98|110′.split(‘|’),0,{}))

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