Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

When do the trains run? We run the trains at 2pm each Saturday and Sunday May through October with many special events. See our schedule page for details.

How long is the train ride? Our train ride lasts approximately 90 minutes
What is the difference between Coach and First Class? Our First Class service is in former long distance cars that feature individual plush reclining seats and Air Conditioning.

Our coach sevice is in antique commuter coaches with vinyl bench seats and open windows in warm weather.

Where does the train go? We travel west through typical Kentucky countryside. You will pass cattle and fields of corn, soybean, and tobacco. We also pass through two Thoroughbred horse farms where you may see mares and foals in the fields. The train then descends through deep limestone cuts to the palisades of the Kentucky River where you may disembark and photograph Young's High bridge built in 1889 and see the Wild Turkey Distillery.

When must I arrive? We recommend you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure. This will give you time to collect your tickets and visit the museum.

What about restroom facilities? There are no restrooms on board our train. We always recommend that everyone use the facilities in the museum before boarding.

When is someone there? Our volunteer staff is normally in the office weekdays from 10 am to noon. If no one answers the phone, just leave a message and we will return the call.

What about the weather? Our cars are enclosed and comfortable - we run rain or shine. Our First Class cars are heated and air conditioned.

Are you handicap accessible? Yes, we have a paved path from the paved parking lot to a ramp that leads to our museum and boarding platform.

How about wheelchairs? Yes, our coach service is accessible by standard wheelchairs. Oversize chairs will not fit through the doorways. First Class cars have a winding hallway that prevents passage of wheelchairs.

Do you have group rates? Yes, if you have a group of 20 or more and you collect the money and purchase all the tickets at once, we will offer a one dollar per ticket discount.