Saturday, July 29th – Sunday, July 30th
Nickel Plate Road no. 765

Little River Railroad no. 110 and no. 1
Gramling Locomotive Works


$10.00 – Steubenville Hop (30 minutes)
$25.00 – Hamilton Flyer (1.5 Hours)
$25.00 – South Milford Special (1.5 Hours)
$150.00 – Tank Engine Throttle Time


1-3 hours.

Parking & Boarding

209 S. Noll Street
Hudson, Indiana

This July, the Indiana Northeastern Railroad, Little River Railroad, Gramling Locomotive Works, and Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society are teaming up for the first-ever Railroad Open House in Hudson, Indiana to celebrate the region’s railroad history and the work of the Indiana Northeastern in the local community.

Free to the general public, the open house will feature food vendors, live entertainment, guided tours, and feature the display and operation of historic steam locomotives, diesel locomotives, and Norfolk & Western Railroad business car Roanoke.

Excursions to and from South Milford will be offered with 1940s-era Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive no. 765, short train rides to Stuebenville will feature Little River tank engine No. 1, and trips to Hamilton will be operated with Little River steam locomotive No. 110. Limited opportunities to run a live steam locomotive from the Gramling Locomotive Works will also be available!



9:00 AM – Gates Open
10:00 AM – Hamilton Flyer departs
10:00 AM – Throttle Time Starts
10:30 AM – Steubenville Hop 1 Departs
11:00 AM – Steubenville Hop 1 Returns
11:30 AM – Hamilton Flyer returns
12:30 PM – Steubenville Hop 2 Departs
1:00 PM – Steubenville Hop 2 Returns
2:00 PM – South Milford Special Departs
3:00 PM – SteubenvilleHop 3 Departs
3:30 PM – Steubenville Hop 3 Returns
3:30 PM – South Milford Special Returns
4:00 PM – Closed to the general public

11:00 AM – Gates Open
12:00 PM – Hamilton Flyer Departs
12:00 PM – Throttle Time Starts
12:30 PM – Steubenville Hop Departs
1:00 PM – Steubenville Hop Returns
1:30 PM – Hamilton Flyer Returns
2:00 PM – South Milford Special Departs
3:00 PM – Steubenville Hop Departs
3:30 PM – South Milford Special Returns
3:30 PM – Steubenville Hop Returns
4:00 PM – Closed to the public


Caboose Hop | $10.00

Ride behind Little River Steam Locomotive No. 1 to Steubenville, Indiana. Approximate round trip length is 30 minutes. Open-window cars are not air-conditioned.

Hamilton Flyer | $25.00

Ride behind Little River Steam Locomotive No. 110 to Hamilton, Indiana. Approximate roundtrip length is 1.5 hours. Open window cars are not air conditioned.

South Milford Special | $25.00

Ride behind Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive no. 765 to South Milford and return. Roundtrip duration approximately 1.5 hours.

Throttle Time | $150.00

If you’ve ever wanted to operate a real steam locomotive, book throttle time for 30 minutes as an engineer on one of the tank engines from the collection of the Gramling Locomotive Works. Guests must be 18-years of age or older.

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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. The Railroad Open House will be largely outdoors and some trains are climate controlled. Please consult our descriptions and ticketing information. Food will be available for purchase on-site.

Please check the details for your tickets and trip 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!

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