NORTH JUDSON | The Easter Trains depart from the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum on Saturday as the museum begins its train rides for the 2014 season.
Passengers ride in vintage cabooses, coach, or open-air sightseeing cars. The train excursion is round-trip from the depot and travels over five miles, crossing the Kankakee River at English Lake, before returning to North Judson.
The train then continues on to a park along the railroad tracks where passengers disembark for an Easter egg hunt and a visit with the Easter Bunny. Each child and youth will receive a bag of Easter items, toys, and candy from the Easter Bunny. Afterwards, everyone will board the train for the trip back to the depot. Trains depart at 10 a.m., 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. The total length of each trip, including the Easter egg hunt, will be approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Ticket prices begin at $7 and purchasing tickets on-line is recommended by visiting www.hoosiervalley.org.
Before or after the train excursion, be sure to visit the museum and grounds where the admission is always free. The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum has a collection of working railroad signals and visitors are welcome to stand next to and touch the C&O 2789 steam locomotive which is the cornerstone of the museum.
Visit the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum website (www.hoosiervalley.org) for a complete schedule of events. Order tickets on-line or call the depot at (574) 896-3950) on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.