Santa Trains will provide Christmas fun on Saturdays in late November and into December.  Come out and ride in a vintage commuter coach through the countryside for approximately five miles from North Judson, Indiana, to the small town of English Lake.  After crossing the Kankakee River, the train returns to the depot and museum grounds.  During the trip, passengers enjoy visiting with Santa and each child will receive a gift bag from Santa. 

Trains depart on November 26th and December 3rd, 10th, and 17th at 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM (central time).  The total length of each excursion is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Ticket prices begin at $14.00 and are pro-rated, depending upon age.  Purchasing tickets on-line is recommended, as trains have sold out in past years and seating is restricted in order to give Santa enough time to visit with all the passengers.  Purchase tickets at 

Before or after the train excursion, be sure to visit the museum and grounds where admission is always free.  The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum has one of the largest collections of working railroad signals.  Stroll around the grounds to see all types of rolling stock, engines, and memorabilia of a by-gone era.

The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and education of railroad history.  The museum is open Saturdays, year-round, and offers regular train excursions May through September.  Special event train excursions are before Easter, in October, and before Christmas.

Visit the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum website ( for a complete schedule of events. Order tickets online or call the depot (574-896-3950) on Saturdays, 9-4 central time.