The annual 10-mile, round-trip Easter Train excursions from North Judson, to the English Lake/Kankakee River area are running, once again, at the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum on Saturday, April 16th.  Riders, ages 2 – 12, need to bring their Easter baskets to collect filled eggs during the Easter Egg Hunt.  Everyone will have an opportunity to visit with the Easter Bunny.

Enjoy the sights and smells of springtime while riding through the rural countryside. While riding behind a vintage diesel locomotive, riders have the option to ride in open-air sightseeing cars or a vintage coach.  Tickets for the Easter Train are $14.00 and up.  Reservations required at

Guests are encouraged to visit the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum grounds where they can see railroad memorabilia, photographs, rolling stock, signals, and vintage steam and diesel engines, all free of charge.

HVRM is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and education of railroading history.  Special group events (including school groups) can be arranged during the week by contacting the depot.

The museum is always free but there are fees for the train rides.  HVRM is open Saturdays, all year-round, from 9 AM to 4 PM (Central Time).  Reservations for train rides may be made online at or by calling the depot at 574-896-3950 on Saturdays.