The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum is pleased to announce the annual return of the Easter Trains. Since first operating in 2006, the Easter Trains have become a popular holiday favorite for children of all ages.

The events will feature an Easter Egg Hunt after each train ride with a rush to find every candy-filled egg. More than 6,000 eggs will be distributed this year and gathered by children in three age categories during the high-energy hunts. The child who finds the golden egg in each age category will receive a special prize.

Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras and take photos of their children with the Easter Bunny during these events. Children will receive a gift bag with a coloring book, crayons, and stickers while aboard the train.

The Easter Train events this year will help support the Purdue Railroad Club. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to their organization. The club is among the oldest student organizations at Purdue University.

Easter Trains depart from the station in North Judson on Saturday, March 23rd and 30th at 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm CDT (Chicago time). Each trip takes passengers on a 45-minute countryside excursion, crossing the Kankakee River at English Lake before returning.

Ticket prices are $20 for adults and $14 for children ages 3 to 15 for coach seating. Infants and toddlers under 3 are free when riding on a parent’s or guardian’s lap. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at

                                                                    About the Museum

The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization dedicated to the preservation of railroad history in northwest Indiana. The museum educates the public through interpretive displays and its tourist railroad operations. Additional information about the museum can be found online at or on the museum’s Facebook page at @hoosiervalley.

Photo:  The Easter Bunny returns to the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum in March with a series of special excursions. Children will get to visit with the Easter Bunny, enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt, and have the chance to find a golden egg!