Our Featured Excursions
Autism Friendly Summertime Excursion
Autism Friendly Summertime Excursions
This new event is geared specifically for our Autism spectrum and Sensory processing disorder friends in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Seating is not assigned, but can be chosen at your leisure in any of our two open air cars, three passenger cars and caboose. There will be the sound of the train whistle at crossings. Reservations are not required, but are available. The ride is 1 hour and 10 minutes, Rain or Shine. This sensory-friendly event is closed to the general public and exclusive to those on the autism spectrum and similar needs.
Enjoy a four-course meal with gracious service in a grand setting. Board our richly restored 1920s-era dining car at the train station in Walkersville for 6 PM departure, and settle back and relax to fine dining throughout your leisurely two-hour train ride. We will return to the station at approximately 8 PM.
Rides last 1 hour and 10 minutes - Rain or Shine!
Hand on the Throttle
Enjoy the unique "Hand on the Throttle" opportunity inside a coal-fired Steam Locomotive with one of our experienced engineers. You must be 18 years of age or older, posses a valid driver's license, wear closed-toed shoes, long pants and a long-sleeved shirt. We recommend you also wear eye and ear protection, gloves and a hat. Tickets are $125 for 30-minutes. Space is limited, and reservations are required.
Murder Mystery Dinner Train
Come enjoy an exciting Murder Mystery Dinner produced by professional actors from the Way Off Broadway acting troupe of Frederick, MD, and catered by The Carriage House, Emmitsburg, MD. Approximately 2 hours of interactive fun and delicious dining in our 1920s-era dining car. Train departs at 6pm; seating is limited and reservations are required.
Experience the exciting sights, smells and sounds of steam! Ride behind a real 90-year-old, coal-fired steam locomotive, the restored Jeddo Coal Co. #85 (aka MACK). Be sure to have your camera ready for some memorable photos. We'll have two open flat cars behind the steamer, plus two enclosed cars and a caboose. Be aware that the locomotive can shower coal dust and water on you.