The museum is open Saturdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm CDT (Chicago time).

Quick Details

Duration: 45 Minutes

Prices: Starting at $10

Dates: June 17 & 18, 2023

Times: 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm

Options: Diesel or Steam Powered

Mint Festival Weekend

Come celebrate with us over Father's Day weekend at the Mint Festival in North Judson, Indiana! One of the area's oldest festivals, the Mint Festival has been keeping families entertained since 1977. The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum will be open Saturday, June 17, 2023, and Sunday, June 18, 2023.

The museum will be operating diesel and steam powered trips from our nostalgic depot in North Judson out to English Lake and return during the festivities. Diesel excursions feature both open-air and enclosed air-conditioned coach seating on both Saturday and Sunday. Bock Lumber Company #1 will be running steam excursions over the same route on Saturday only with open-air and caboose seating. All seating is first come, first served.

  • Ticket Prices

    Adults (Ages 16+): $14
    Children (Ages 3-15): $10
    Toddlers (Ages 0-2): Free

    Infants and toddlers may ride the train for free but must ride on a parent's or guardian's lap. Tickets purchased online will be charged a booking fee. Please read our refund policy.

  • Event Details

    Diesel Excursions
    Our diesel-powered excursions take passengers on a 45-minute, 10-mile round-trip journey from North Judson to English Lake where the train crosses the beautiful Kankakee River before returning to town.

    Steam Excursions
    Our steam-powered excursions feature the amazing Bock Lumber Company no. 1 steam locomotive. This train leaves the depot in North Judson and takes passengers on a 45-minute, 10-mile round-trip from North Judson to the Kankakee River at English Lake.

    Please be aware that steam trains can be dirty! Our steam locomotive burns oil, but there is still plenty of smoke that is filled with particulates that can (and will) stain your clothing.

  • Excursion Dates

    Diesel Excursions
    Saturday & Sunday
    June 17 & 18, 2023

    Steam Excursions
    Saturday Only
    June 17, 2023

  • Train Times

    Diesel Excursions
    10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm

    Steam Excursions
    11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm

  • Seating Options

    Diesel Excursions
    General seating is available on our diesel excursions. You may choose from either open-air or coach seating when you arrive, subject to availability.

    Steam Excursions
    General seating is available on our steam excursions. You may choose from either open-air or caboose seating when you arrive, subject to availability.

  • More Info

    • Trains run rain or shine.
    • No smoking, alcohol or pets allowed on the train.
    • There are no working restrooms on the train.
    • Our vintage railcars have limited handicapped accessibility - please contact us for details.
    • All trains operate on CENTRAL TIME (Chicago time).
    • Train times are approximate and we are not responsible for delays.
    • Please arrive at least 30 minutes early, as late boarding is not permitted.
    • We reserve the right to cancel trips and substitute equipment.

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