September 23rd | 6:00 PM – SOLD OUT
September 30th | 6:00 PM – SOLD OUT
2.5-hour roundtrip excursion departing Pleasant Lake, Indiana
Revel in an autumn evening with the spirit of your choice for a happy hour celebration at the station and an exclusive ride aboard our vintage, steam-powered passenger train. At 6:00 PM, passengers can visit the cash bar for spirits of their choice from 6 Autumns Food & Spirits and explore the train. At 7:15 PM, passengers may board the train with drink in hand and chase the magic hour into the evening.
A selection of cigars from Rudy’s Cigar Shop will be available in our special open-air and open-window cars, and guests can charter an entire private car for a group. Seats are reserved for passengers 21-years-of-age or older and designated driver tickets are also available.
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What to expect
Riding aboard a vintage train can be an exciting and memorable occasion. Our events are meant to be sensory experiences – from the onboard accommodations and food service to the dramatic sights and sounds of a historic locomotive pulling the train.
Please check the details for your tickets and trip, as onboard food may not always be available, and always make sure to check your email for your receipt and pre-trip instructions and information. Be sure to review our FAQs, safety-related items, and disclaimers located under the ticket information. We look forward to seeing you aboard!
ACCOMMODATIONS & TICKET PRICES
Enjoy a ride aboard a deluxe coach from the 1950s. Drinks are not included. Seats are reserved for passengers 21-years-of-age or older. Includes appetizers.
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Enjoy a selection of cigars in our open window and open air passenger cars. Cigars will be available for purchase from Rudy’s Cigar Shop. Cars are not climate controlled. Includes appetizers.
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Enjoy a ride aboard a first class coach from the 1950s. Drinks are not included. Seats are reserved for passengers 21-years-of-age or older. Includes appetizers.
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CHARTER A CAR | $1,500
Experience what it’s like to have your own private railcar! Charter an exclusive first-class rail car for your group or special outing. Class includes hors d’oeuvres and dessert of your choice. Guests may also sample a cigar on the open-air platform of a vintage railroad business car. Accommodates up to 15 guests.
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Questions about your order or accomodations? Our volunteer staff can be reached by clicking the button below.
PARKING AND BOARDING IN ANGOLA
Look for parking signs and directions upon arrival and additional instructions sent to you before your trip.
1 Main Street,
Pleasant Lake, IN
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What's it like riding your excursion trains?
Riding aboard a vintage train can be an exciting and memorable occasion. Our events are meant to be sensory experiences – from the onboard accommodations and food service to the dramatic sights and sounds of a historic locomotive pulling the train. Depending on your trip, passengers can enjoy standard accommodations in coach and deluxe coach classes, or opt for a special experience aboard first-class lounge cars straight out of the 1940s and 50s. Private, executive class cars are also available to charter for groups.
Food service is generally only available in First Class, Lounge, or Executive Class accommodations, and is available when specified as part of your ticket purchase.
Please check the details for your tickets and trips, as onboard food may not always be available, and always make sure to check your email for your receipt and pre-trip instructions and information.
What things should I know before taking this trip?
Our train rides are memorable outings, but there are key items to keep in mind:
- Wear sturdy, comfortable shoes (no sandals, flip fops or open toed shoes.)
- Expect a train on any track, at any time in any direction.
- Do not walk on the rail head.
- Our primary attraction is a coal-burning steam locomotive and often produces cinders that fly through the air and can be dangerous to the eyes. You must wear safety glasses if riding in an open vestibule.
- Due to the special nature of these events, our scheduled times are not guaranteed and can be affected by freight or passenger traffic or other logistics. Please do not make time sensitive plans.
- All trains run rain or shine.
Are there restrooms available on your trains?
Every other car will typically have its own restroom facility. In the event that a car does not have an operational restroom, the next car ahead or behind you will. Restrooms will also be available at our boarding site.
Are cars air conditioned?
Most cars are climate controlled, but our open-air and open-window coaches are not. Please be sure to read the ticket information with your class.
Are seats assigned?
Generally speaking, seats are not assigned. Only suites in our lounge car are assigned to the ticket buyer at purchase. Groups riding together are encouraged to purchase their tickets and board together. Car hosts will make every attempt to seat parties together. Your ticket may be assigned with a car name or number at the time of purchase or before travel.
Are your trains ADA accessible?
Most of the passenger cars used on these trains were built in the 1940s and 1950s, decades before ADA handicap considerations were implemented, and are historic in nature.
Some passenger cars have narrow hallways, narrow doorways, and small restrooms and these can present guests with limited mobility with insurmountable challenges.
Passengers with limited mobility need to be aware of these limitations and should expect such situations and should contact the Ticket Agent for planning and accommodations. We make every effort to reasonably accommodate guests with limited mobility and are in the process of converting a car with a wheelchair lift.
If you are traveling in a wheelchair or other such device, you are responsible for providing any person(s) necessary to assist in loading, unloading, or onboard mobility and they must have the proper ticket.
Will there be a diesel in the train?
While our steam locomotive is perfectly capable of operating a train on its own, we plan to use a vintage diesel locomotive on one end of the train in most cases to facilitate return trips to the station or backup movements.
This is necessary for several reasons. First, for safety, operating our locomotive in reverse while pulling the train tender-first provides the operating crew with limited visibility. Second, at this time there is only one location on the railroad where we can “turn” the train around. Nevertheless, the steam locomotive will always be a part of your train ride unless for mechanical reasons it is substituted.
Are these excursions roundtrip?
Yes. All trips return to their original departure location.
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