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Guest Engineer Program

Have you ever wanted to operate a diesel locomotive? You can at the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum! 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.

The program is open to anyone 18 years of age or older who holds a valid driver's license and can meet the physical requirements. We recommend reserving your time slot in advance, as availability is limited. HVRM reserves the right to cancel appointments and change equipment as needed.

Our Guest Engineer Program is only $95 and a time slot can be purchased online.

NO REFUNDS - Read our full policy here.

Guest Engineer Program- $95 (Limited Spots Available)

If you would like to participate in our Guest Engineer Program, please email marketing@hoosiervalley.org to check on availability and to schedule your time slot. We have a limited number of slots available and they are filling up quickly.

Throttle Time - $225 (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.

NO REFUNDS - Read our full policy here.