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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 20, 21, 22 & 27, 28, 29, 2014 due to a special event.

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.

2014 Dates:

Sat. May 17, Sat. July 19, Sat. Aug. 16, Sat. Sept. 20, Sat. Oct. 18 & Sun. Oct. 19

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 is not running on June 15, 2012.

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.

Easter Bunny Express - Saturday April 19, 2014

The 14th 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

Whitewater Limited - May 2014

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 10, 2014

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.

Mother’s Day Valley Flyer - May 11, 2014

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.

Memorial Day Valley Flyer - May 26, 2014

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 20-22 & June 27-29 2014

Thomas The Tank Engine will return with more fun and excitement on June 20-22 & June 27-29 2014. Tickets On Sale Now!

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

More Event information can be found at HERE.

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE - CLICK HERE!

American Limited - July 4

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.

Labor Day Valley Flyer - September 1, 2014

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 100 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.

The Statesman with Mr. Abraham Lincoln – August 10, September 14 & October 12, 2013

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

Metamora Canal Days Limited - October 3,4, & 5 2014

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 100 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 3 departs 10:00am w/2 hour layover.
Saturday Oct 4 departs 10:00am w/4 hour layover and 12:01pm w/2 hour layover
Sunday Oct 5 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.

Fall Foliage Flyer - October 2014

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.

Pumpkinliner - October 25 & 26, 2014

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.

Santa Claus Limited - Friday November 29, 2013

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 10am, 12pm 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 2014

THIS HOLIDAY SEASON... BELIEVE.

2014 Dates: November 14 - December 14

Seating is Limited

THE POLAR EXPRESS rolls into Connersville's Grand Central Station this Holiday Season. The Polar Express will come to life when the train departs Connersville's Grand Central Station for a journey through the quiet countryside for a special visit to the "North Pole" with Santa Claus.

Metamora Holiday Special Excursions - November & December 2014

Metamora Holiday Special Information

Metamora Holiday Special Information

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

Rails to Romance - February TBD 2015

A Valentines themed special running of our Twilight Limited Train to Dinner excursion departing Connersville Grand Central station, February TBD at 6:00PM and February TBD at 5:00PM. Fares are $39 per person and includes the round trip train ride, the meal, tax and tip. A printable menu is available here. Limited seating is available and reservations are required. Train operates rain or shine. Tickets On Sale December 1, 2012.

Purchase Rails to Romance 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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