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Whitewater Valley Railroad
P.O. Box 406
Connersville, IN 47331
(765) 825-2054
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Travel Through Time On Indiana's Most Scenic Railroad

The Whitewater Valley Railroad operates trains and special events throughout the year. Train and Ticket Information is available by calling our Connersville Depot at (765) 825-2054.

All listed departure times are Eastern Daylight Time.

Adults fares are for passengers over 12 years of age. Children fares are for passengers 2 through 12 years of age; and passengers under 2 ride for free when accompanied by an adult.

All regularly scheduled trains run between May and October.

Valley Flyer - Connersville-Metamora

Visit Historic Metamora, Indiana without worrying about parking!! This train departs from our Connersville depot at 12:01 pm on every Saturday and Sunday between May 1 and October 31. Platted in 1838, Metamora is a restored canal town. Visit the working grist mill, restored canal and lock, operating replica horse drawn canal boat, historic covered aqueduct, and over 40 shops and restaurants during the 2 hour layover. Trains consisting of vintage equipment departs Connersville’s Grand Central Station at 12:01 pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and major holidays, May through October. The Valley Flyer departs Metamora for the return to Connersville at 3:30 pm, arriving at the Connersville Station at 5:00 pm.

The round trip fares for this train are $22 for adult and $14 for children, one way fares are $16 for adults and $9 for children. Caboose tickets are available for $25 adult and $16 child.

Please note that the Metamora Excursions will not operate June 19, 20, 21 & 26, 27, 28, 2015 due to a special event.

Tickets Now Available Online

Overland Limited - Wild West Train

All Aboard with a western twist. Join the Circle D Rangers as they protect the Metamora bound train every 3rd Saturday May through October (excluding June). and the 3rd Sunday in October. Come and see Bandits, Marshals, Robber Barons,Fancy and some Not So Fancy Women as you roll through the scenic countryside. Trains depart Connersville at 12:01 PM. The round trip fares for this train are $22 for adult and $14 for children, one way fares are $16 for adults and $9 for children. Caboose seating is not available for this train.

2015 Dates:

Sat. May 16, Sat. July 18, Sat. Aug. 15, Sat. Sept. 19, Sat. Oct. 17 & Sun. Oct. 18

Tickets Now Available Online

Twilight Limited Train to Dinner

The Train to Dinner departs Connersville Station at 6 p.m. on the first and third Friday during the regular operating season, and travels to the Laurel Hotel. The cost is $32 per adult, $17 for children (special child's menu) and includes the round trip train ride, the meal, tax and tip. Reservations Required. For reservations and schedule call: (765) 825-2054 (Prices may change without notice).

Here is a link to a printable menu.

Please note that our Laurel Train to Dinner will not operate on June 19, 2015 due to a special event.

Caboose Rentals

Bring the whole family, or a group of friends! Rent one of our cabooses for your private excursion to Metamora, and tag it on to the train. Limited Availability. $325 each. Make your reservation today! Also available on our Christmas Express for the rate of $425 per caboose. Maximum of 20 persons on most of our cabooses and not available on Wild West Trains, Civil War Train, Day Out With Thomas, Easter Bunny Express, Santa Express, or our Pumpkinliner. Cabooses are also available for Birthday Parties. Call the depot for more details.

Group Rates

Group fares are available for groups of 30 or more. Special School fares are also available. Reservations are required for all special fares. Call the depot for more information.

Charter Trains

Our train can be rented for special occasions. Past charters include Metamora Excursions, Train to Dinners, Wedding Specials, Photo Specials, Canal Tours, Rail Convention Specials, and Caboose Only Trains. Trips can depart both from the Connersville Station and Metamora. You can also choose either a one way or a round trip charter. Prices are based on the specific details of the trip. Call the depot for more information.

Whitewater Limited - May 2015

This is a special running of our Connersville to Metamora excursion departing every Thursday and Friday in the month of May. Enjoy a scenic train ride though the Whitewater Valley on the Valley Flyer excursion. Relax as you travel back in time to the historic town of Metamora. Visit the working grist mill, restored canal and lock, operating replica horse drawn canal boat, historic covered aqueduct, and over 40 shops and restaurants during the 2 hour layover before your return trip to Connersville. The train departs Connersville at 10:00am. The price is the same as the Valley Flyer service.

The round trip fares for this train are $22 for adult and $14 for children, one way fares are $16 for adults and $9 for children. Caboose tickets are available for $25 adult and $16 child.

National Train Day - The Statesman with Abraham Lincoln - May 9, 2015

President Abraham Lincoln, in July of 1862, signed the Pacific Railroad Bill that put the federal government behind the building of the Transcontinental Railroad project. The Transcontinental Railroad was completed on May 10, 1869. Travel through time on The Statesman as you spend the day with the 16th President Abraham Lincoln on a relaxing train excursion through the Whitewater Valley. Mr. Lincoln will be riding along as you travel along remnants of the Whitewater Canal to the historic town of Metamora. During the two hour layover, visit the working grist mill, restored canal and lock, operating replica horse drawn canal boat, historic covered aqueduct, and over 40 shops and restaurants. Ask the former president questions and have your photos taken to preserve the memories. Listen to Mr. Lincoln as he delivers a memorable speech before the train departs Metamora for the return to Connersville.

The round trip fares for this train are $22 for adult and $14 for children, one way fares are $15 for adults and $8 for children. Caboose tickets are available for $25 adult and $16 child.

*NEW* Throttle Time - May 9 & 16 and September 19 & 26, 2015

The Whitewater Valley Railroad is proud to announce Throttle Time. The general public will be offered a chance to operate one of many historic diesel-electric locomotives on the Whitewater Valley Railroad main line as a guest engineer. Each guest engineer will participate in a brief operational training session before sitting at the throttle for 30 minutes of actual hands-on locomotive operations. The locomotive will operate "light", without attached train cars. Operation will begin with a walk-around inspection and orientation to the locomotive, followed by basic instruction on safety, operation, starting and stopping. The instructor will then take the locomotive to an appropriate location along the track where the guest engineer will take over the locomotive's controls.

Times available are 12:15 PM, 1:25 PM, and 2:35 PM. The Throttle Time program costs $150, and includes a one-year membership in the Whitewater Valley Railroad, a copy of our current Book of Rules and Employees Time Table, and subscription to our monthly newsletter "Towpath Tracks." To make reservations please call Grand Central Station at (765) 825-2054. This makes a great gift for that special person! Space is limited so don't let this opportunity pass you by.

Two guest engineers will be in the cab at the same time. Sorry, we are unable to accommodate any observers or other family members due to space limitations within the locomotive. Participants must be 18 years of age or older, with normal vision and hearing, and able to climb steps into the locomotive cab unassisted. Participants will be asked to sign a waiver of liability in case of injury or accident.

Throttle Time will take place at the Whitewater Valley Railroad's main shop and yard area at South Connersville, IN at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and State Route 121. (This is 3/4 mile south of Grand Central Station in downtown Connersville, IN.)

Mother’s Day Valley Flyer - May 10, 2015

Visit Historic Metamora, Indiana without worrying about parking!! This train departs from our Connersville depot at 12:01 pm. Platted in 1838, Metamora is a restored canal town. Visit the working grist mill, restored canal and lock, operating replica horse drawn canal boat, historic covered aqueduct, and over 40 shops and restaurants during the 2 hour layover. Trains consisting of vintage equipment departs Connersville’s Grand Central Station at 12:01 pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and major holidays, May through October. The Valley Flyer departs Metamora for the return to Connersville at 3:30 pm, arriving at the Connersville Station at 5:00 pm.

The round trip fares for this train are $22 for adult and $14 for children, one way fares are $16 for adults and $9 for children. Caboose tickets are available for $25 adult and $16 child.

Wild West Train To Dinner - May 29, July 31, august 28 & October 30, 2015

Wild West-themed Twilight Limited Train to Dinner excursion departing from Connersville Indiana’s Grand Central Station at 6pm. Come and see Bandits, Marshals, Robber Barons, Fancy and some Not So Fancy Women as you roll through the scenic countryside. The Wild West entertainment is being provided by the Circle D Rangers. Fares are $39 per person (sorry no child fares available due limited capacity) and include the round trip train ride, the meal, tax and tip. Train operates rain or shine. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Tickets are on sale online at https://www.dynamicticketsolutions.com/wvrr or by calling the Whitewater Valley Railroad's Grand Central Station at (765) 825-2054.

A printable menu is available here. Dinner orders need to be faxed to our office no later than 3 days before train's departure.

Memorial Day Valley Flyer - May 25, 2015

Visit Historic Metamora, Indiana without worrying about parking!! This train departs from our Connersville depot at 12:01 pm on every Saturday and Sunday between May 1 and October 31. Platted in 1838, Metamora is a restored canal town. Visit the working grist mill, restored canal and lock, operating replica horse drawn canal boat, historic covered aqueduct, and over 40 shops and restaurants during the 2 hour layover. Trains consisting of vintage equipment departs Connersville’s Grand Central Station at 12:01 pm.

The round trip fares for this train are $22 for adult and $14 for children, one way fares are $16 for adults and $9 for children. Caboose tickets are available for $25 adult and $16 child.

Day Out with ThomasTMJune 19-21 & June 26-28 2015

Thomas The Tank Engine will return with more fun and excitement on June 19-21 & June 26-28 2015. Tickets On Sale Now!

New this year! Purchase your Caboose train tickets online!!! The caboose train is a 50 minute ride that will pass the Thomas train twice. Make sure that you do not purchase caboose train tickets during your Day Out With Thomas departure times. The Caboose trains is a non-Thomas themed excursion.

Purchase online at TicketWeb or by calling TicketWeb at 866-468-7630

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE - CLICK HERE!

American Limited - July 4, August 29, 2015

Looking to relive a bit of the Civil War? Come along and take a trip back in time with us. Be in the middle of the action as an Union Army detachment protects the US Government Payroll. While along the line a relentless group of Confederate soldiers, simply known as Morgan's Raiders, plan and wait.

Enjoy a relaxing train ride though the scenic Whitewater Valley, on your way to the historic town of Metamora. Enjoy a two hour layover before your return trip to Connersville. Train departs Connersville at 12:01 PM. The round trip fares for this train are $22 for adult and $14 for children, one way fares are $16 for adults and $9 for children.

The round trip fares for this train are $22 for adult and $14 for children, one way fares are $16 for adults and $9 for children. Caboose seating is not available for this train.

Tickets Now Available Online

The Statesman with Mr. Abraham Lincoln – August 8, September 12 & October 10, 2015

Travel through time on The Statesman as you spend the day with the 16th President Abraham Lincoln on a relaxing train excursion through the Whitewater Valley. Mr. Lincoln will be riding along as you travel along remnants of the Whitewater Canal to the historic town of Metamora. During the two hour layover, visit the working grist mill, restored canal and lock, operating replica horse drawn canal boat, historic covered aqueduct, and over 40 shops and restaurants. Ask the former president questions and have your photos taken to preserve the memories. Listen to Mr. Lincoln as he delivers a memorable speech before the train departs Metamora for the return to Connersville.

The round trip fares for this train are $22 for adult and $14 for children, one way fares are $15 for adults and $8 for children. Caboose tickets are available for $25 adult and $16 child.

Tickets On Sale

Labor Day Valley Flyer - September 7, 2015

Visit Historic Metamora, Indiana without worrying about parking!! This train departs from our Connersville depot at 12:01 pm on every Saturday and Sunday between May 1 and October 31. Platted in 1838, Metamora is a restored canal town. Visit the working grist mill, restored canal and lock, operating replica horse drawn canal boat, historic covered aqueduct, and over 40 shops and restaurants during the 2 hour layover. Trains consisting of vintage equipment pulled by a rare diesel locomotive departs Connersville’s Grand Central Station at 12:01 pm.

The round trip fares for this train are $22 for adult and $14 for children, one way fares are $16 for adults and $9 for children. Caboose tickets are available for $25 adult and $16 child.

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Metamora Canal Days Limited - October 2,3, & 4 2015

Enjoy the annual Metamora Canal Days Festival without worrying about parking. Enjoy a scenic train ride though the Whitewater Valley on this Valley Flyer excursion..Relax as you travel back in time to the historic town of Metamora. Visit the working grist mill, restored canal and lock, operating replica horse drawn canal boat, historic covered aqueduct, and over 40 shops and restaurants during the layover before your return trip to Connersville. This excursion leaves Connersville Grand Central Station at the times listed below.

Friday Oct 2 departs 10:00am w/2 hour layover.
Saturday Oct 3 departs 10:00am w/4 hour layover and 12:01pm w/2 hour layover
Sunday Oct 4 departs 10:00am w/4 hour layover and 12:01pm w/2 hour layover

The round trip fares for this train are $22 for adult and $14 for children, one way fares are $16 for adults and $9 for children. Caboose tickets are available for $25 adult and $16 child. Caboose tickets & rentals are available for all trips.

All trains departing Metamora for the return trip to Connersville on October 4 & 5 will combine and depart as one train consist.

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Fall Foliage Flyer - October 2015

Enjoy the beautiful fall foliage in the Whitewater River Valley between Connersville and Metamora on one of our Fall Foliage Flyer Excursions. This special excursion runs every Thursday and Friday during October, departing the Connersville station at 10:00 am. In Historic Metamora. visit the working grist mill, restored canal and lock, operating replica horse drawn canal boat, historic covered aqueduct, and over 40 shops and restaurants during the 2 hour layover before your return trip to Connersville.

The round trip fares for this train are $22 for adult and $14 for children, one way fares are $16 for adults and $9 for children. Caboose tickets are available for $25 adult and $16 child.

Tickets Now Available Online

Pumpkinliner - October 24 & 25, 2015

Bring the family out for a afternoon of fun. Enjoy a round trip from our Connersville Grand Central Station to the pumpkin patch. Your train ticket includes round trip train service, a hay ride to and from the patch, and a pumpkin for each child 12 and under.. Trains depart at 10:01, 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30. Tickets are $10 for ages two and up and include a pumpkin for children age 12 and under. Tickets are Limited and Reservations are Recommended. Trains operate rain or shine. Tickets can not be exchanged or refunded.

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Santa Claus Limited - Saturday November 28, 2015 * NEW DATE & TIMES *

Board the train at Grand Central Station in Connersville to pick up Santa Claus along the way. Once on board Santa will come and visit with each child on the train. Train departs at 9:30am, 11:45am and 2pm. Tickets are $10 ages 2 and up.

Purchase Santa Claus Limited Tickets Online or Call Us at 765-825-2054 To Order By Phone.

(NOTE: These trains are not affiliated with the POLAR EXPRESS)

THE POLAR EXPRESS(TM) - November & December 2015

THIS HOLIDAY SEASON... BELIEVE.

Tickets are Now On Sale

All Abroad The POLAR EXPRESS(TM) Train Ride

2015 Dates: November 20 - December 20

Seating is Limited

The POLAR EXPRESS(TM) returns this holiday season with service to the North Pole. TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE for the WVRR's 2015 POLAR EXPRESS(TM). This is the only licensed POLAR EXPRESS(TM) event in the Greater Cincinnati, Dayton and Indianapolis areas.

Tickets will sell out quickly for this event! Visit us online or call us today to purchase your tickets for this season. Don't miss the chance to share this holiday favorite with your family!

The POLAR EXPRESS(TM) comes to life when the train departs Connersville's Grand Central Station for a journey through the quiet countryside for a special stop at the "North Pole" to allow Santa Claus to board the POLAR EXPRESS. Guests on board will enjoy hot chocolate and a cookie while listening and reading along with the magical story.

Experience the joy of watching the children's faces when the train arrives at the "North Pole," where Santa Claus and his helpers will be waiting. Santa will board the POLAR EXPRESS(TM) where he will greet each child and hand them the special first gift of Christmas during the return to the station. You will surely want to make this an annual holiday tradition.

Dates for this year's exciting event will be November 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29; December 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, and 20, 2015. Prices for 2015 are $32.50 per persons ages 2 and up for 5pm & 8pm departures and $29 per person ages 2 and up for the 2pm Sunday matinees.

Tickets are on sale now online or by calling the Whitewater Valley Railroad Grand Central Station at (765) 825-2054.

Metamora Holiday Special Excursions - November & December 2015

2015 Dates: Friday November 27, Saturday November 28, Saturday December 5, Saturday December 12, & Saturday December 19

Metamora Holiday Special Information

Metamora Holiday Special Information

(NOTE: These trains are not affiliated with the POLAR EXPRESS)

Easter Bunny Express - Saturday March 26, 2016

The 16th annual running of the Easter Bunny Express will depart from Connersville Grand Central Station and make 4 round trips to the Easter Bunny Patch 2 miles away. Don't forget your Basket. Come and meet the Easter Bunny and hunt for his Golden Egg. The egg hunt is open to ages 8 and under. Reservations are recommended. Prices are $10.00/person 2 and up. Train departs at 10am, 12pm, 2:30pm & 4:15pm. Train operates rain or shine.

Purchase Easter Bunny Express Tickets Online or Call Us At 765-825-2054 To Order By Phone

The Railroad reserves the right to change train equipment, schedules and/or fares without advance notice. The railroad cannot be responsible for unscheduled delays.


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