We get to ride Trains Saturday thanks to Indiana Live Steamers

Start Time:From 12-4pm
Date:Saturday June 21st
Cost:$3 donation per passenger. Cash Only Please
Location:3008 Rodeo Drive Intersection of Rodeo Drive and Schoolhouse Road
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Indiana Live Steamers is a group dedicated to the preservation of model steam and railroad equipment, techniques of construction and how they are operated. The Indiana Live Steamers is ready to take you on a memorable journey through forested park land, over several bridges, across wide open prairies, and along cattail lined creeks. This group will be giving rides to the public from Noon until 4pm on Saturday June 21st! How exciting is that?!

We are SO excited to be able to ride these awesome scale model trains. Some of the trains have diesel engines but some are real steam powered engines! Just like the very first trains ever made…only smaller. Here is a video of the ride courtesy of their website.

They encourage all passengers to wear comfortable clothes and ones that you can get dirty. The trains can sometimes emit soot and can get dirty so if you are wearing anything you don’t want to get dirty you shouldn’t ride the steam engines but the diesel trains should be ok.. Also, closed toed shoes are recommended.10275385_516321138496834_6454395260746553602_o copy

Kids 2+ are allowed to ride but you have to have younger children with an adult just for them. So if you have a 3 year old and a 5 year old, like I do, you need 2 adults.1 per kid. This is for the safety of the conductor, the passengers and the kids. Each ride takes about 20 minutes and is about 9 miles long so if you have kids who absolutely can’t sit still you might want to watch or wait for another time when they can. My daughter is 3 and is just now getting to the point of sitting still…at all.

Check their website for directions as GPS doesn’t read their location quite ride. Parking is available at the McClain Cabin Station. This is also the location where public passengers board the trains. You can get off or de-train at 1 of 3 other stations but the Woodlands Station is a short walk to the McCalin Cabin parking area.

My kids and I are so excited for this opportunity. They love trains and train rides of all kinds so I cannot wait to see what they think of these trains. If you even like trains or have kids who do this is an event you will not want to miss.



Author: sandyz