Guest Engineers

Have you ever wanted to drive a real train? You can at the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum in North Judson, Indiana. Program participants must be at least 18 years old, hold a valid driver's license, and meet certain physical requirements. Learn more about our guest engineer program.

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  1. Guest Engineer Package

    Guest Engineer Package

    $95.00

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    Due to an overwhelming response from an article published in the Chicago Tribune, we have temporarily suspended sales for our Guest Engineer Program. For those that have already made their purchase, please be aware that it may take several weeks for us to schedule and accomodate all of the time slots. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Climb aboard a real vintage diesel locomotive for a half hour of operation in our rail yard. Our Guest Engineer Program allows you to climb up into the cab of real diesel switch engine, pull back on the throttle, ring the bell and blow the horn. Learn how to handle a train with supervised engineer experience.

    PLEASE NOTE: We will contact you to schedule a date and time that is most convenient for you, so please make sure that you provide valid contact information during checkout. We only operate on Saturdays and time slots are limited.

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  2. Throttle Time - November 2, 2013

    Throttle Time - November 2, 2013

    $175.00

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    SOLD OUT!

    Climb aboard a real vintage diesel locomotive for a full hour of operation on the mainline. Our Throttle Time Program allows you to climb up into the cab of real diesel switch engine with a short train, pull back on the throttle, ring the bell and blow the horn. Learn how to handle a train with supervised engineer experience. This train operates over the former C&O mainline tracks out of North Judson. For more information, please contact marketing@hoosiervalley.org.

    PLEASE NOTE: We will contact you to schedule your time slot, so please make sure that you provide valid contact information during checkout.

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  3. Throttle Time - November 9, 2013

    Throttle Time - November 9, 2013

    $175.00

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    Climb aboard a real vintage diesel locomotive for a full hour of operation on the mainline. Our Throttle Time Program allows you to climb up into the cab of real diesel switch engine with a short train, pull back on the throttle, ring the bell and blow the horn. Learn how to handle a train with supervised engineer experience. This train operates over the former C&O mainline tracks out of North Judson. For more information, please contact marketing@hoosiervalley.org.

    PLEASE NOTE: We will contact you to schedule your time slot, so please make sure that you provide valid contact information during checkout.

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