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Train Schedules

Ready to ride the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum in North Judson, Indiana? Then you'll definitely want to plan your visit around one of our popular tourist trains.

Ride behind a vintage diesel locomotive in various styles of railroad cabooses, an open-air sightseeing car or sit in the air-conditioned comfort of coach seating. Travel through the rural farm country of Starke and southern LaPorte Counties. Flowers, butterflies, wildlife and a variety of Indiana crops are visible from the train.

Our train schedule is subject to change without notice and we reserve the right to substitute equipment. Remember, all trains operate on Central Time (Chicago time). Please arrive at least 30 minutes early - late boarding is not permitted!

Family/Group Rates: Buy 6 or more tickets and receive $2 off per ticket! (All tickets must be purchased in the same order.)

NO REFUNDS - Read our full policy here.

Our Trips

English Lake Trips (EL) - These trains travel from the depot in North Judson across the Kankakee River bridge at English Lake and then return to North Judson. Passengers do not disembark from the train on this trip until returning to the depot. The trip takes about 45 minutes and the round-trip distance is 10 miles.

LaCrosse Trips (LC) - These trains travel from the depot in North Judson across the Kankakee River bridge at English Lake and then onto LaCrosse. Passengers disembark at LaCrosse while the locomotive turns on the wye. Passengers reboard the train for the return leg to North Judson. The trip takes about 2 hours and the round-trip distance is 20 miles.

Fares

Regular Fares

English Lake Trains (EL) - Adult $12, Youth (6-15 years) $10, Child (1-5 years) $6
LaCrosse Trains (LC) - Adult $20, Youth (6-15 years) $14, Child (1-5 years) $8

Special Fares

Special Fares are $2 more per ticket for English Lake Trains and $3 more per ticket for LaCrosse Trains.

2016 Schedule

PLEASE NOTE: All LaCrosse trains have been canceled for the time being. LaCrosse trips will be replaced with Engligh Lake-only trains until further notice. Click here for more information.

August 27 - Regular Trains
EL - 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm; LC - 2:00 pm

September 3 - Regular Trains
EL - 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm; LC - 2:00 pm

September 10 - Regular Trains
EL - 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm; LC - 2:00 pm

September 17 - Regular Trains
EL - 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm; LC - 2:00 pm

September 24 - Regular Trains
EL - 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm; LC - 2:00 pm

October 1 - Fall Harvest Trains
EL - 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm; LC - 2:00 pm

October 8 - Pumpkin Trains
EL - 10:00 am / 12:30 pm / 2:30 pm

October 15 - Pumpkin Trains
EL - 10:00 am / 12:30 pm / 2:30 pm

October 22 - Pumpkin Trains
EL - 10:00 am / 12:30 pm / 2:30 pm

October 29 - Halloween Train
Includes a "Not-So-Scary, Scary Animal Show"
EL - 4:00 pm - Adults $23, Youth (6-15) $17, Child (1-5) $11

December 3 - Santa Trains
Ride with Santa Claus - Special Fares
EL - 10:00 am / 12:30 pm / 2:30 pm 

December 10 - Santa Trains
Ride with Santa Claus - Special Fares
EL - 10:00 am / 12:30 pm / 2:30 pm 

December 17 - Santa Trains
Ride with Santa Claus - Special Fares
EL - 10:00 am / 12:30 pm / 2:30 pm