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2021 Events with more to be added
Easter Train - April 3, 2021
Summer- Wine train
"All aboard the Fun Train"
Fall Foliage - October 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 1:30 PM
Pumpkin Train - October 10 & 16
Wine on the Rails October 15
Sweetest Day Train October 16
"All Aboard the Fun Train" - As an extension of Main Street Wellington's "First Fridays" events, we will be running a special train on Saturday September 4. Bring the family to Wellington for lunch, check out what's going on downtown, then come out to that station for a train ride with onboard entertainment for the children at 3:00 PM. Train ride goes approximately 4.5 miles north then returns to Wellington and lasts approximately 1 1/2 hours
Adults $20, Children $15, Seniors $15
Fall Foliage - Three weekends in October-9-10, 16-17, 23 & 24 "Fall Foliage Tours" The perfect way to spend an hour or two on a Saturday or Sunday in October. The train leaves our station at 1:30 P.M. Train ride goes approximately 4.5 miles north then returns to Wellington and lasts between 1 and 1 1/2 hours. Tickets are available at the station, on the days that we operate. Adults $20, Children $15, Seniors $15
L&WV Pumpkin Patch Limited - Passengers will embark on a Journey deep into the woods of southern Lorain county, on their quest for the perfect pumpkin. The train will leave at 3:30 P.M and travel 2-3 miles. On the return trip, the train will stop at the L&WV pumpkin patch. Passengers will disembark the train in the woods, and pick the pumpkin that they would like to take home with them. The pumpkin price is included in the train ticket. We will then get back on the train for the return trip to Wellington. The entire trip is estimated to be between 1 and 1 1/2 hours long.
Wine on Rails October 15 Our popular summer wine train returns for the fall! Enjoy tasting a variety of wines from Matus Winery as we travel leisurely, through southern Lorain county. Train ride goes approximately 4.5 miles north then returns to Wellington and lasts between 1 and 1 1/2 hours. The train will leave our station at 7:00 P.M. Must be 21 or over. $35 ticket includes wine $25 designated driver ticket
Sweetest Day Train October 16 Similar to our popular "Wine on Rails" trains, but with a twist... chocolate! Enjoy a variety of wines from Matus Winery and receive a sampling of chocolates. Train ride goes approximately 4.5 miles north then returns to Wellington and lasts between 1 and 1 1/2 hours. The train will leave our station at 6:00 P.M. Must be 21 or over. $35 ticket includes wine $25 designated driver ticket
Santa Train - November 26 & 27 and December 4 & 5 and 11 & 12 "Santa Train" We're excited to have Santa visit us, again this year. Enjoy complimentary, warm hot chocolate in our vintage railway station, which is decorated for the season, then board the train for a short ride and a chance to visit Santa. (Seniors are 60+, all children require a ticket regardless of age) Ride lasts between 30 and 50 minutes and goes approximately 1.5 miles, then backs up
Current CDC requirements:
The federal government through the Transportation Security Administration currently has a mandate in place that requires everyone riding airplanes, trains, buses, subways, etc. to wear a mask. We are not exempt from this, and although it was originially set to expire on May 11th was extended to Sept. 13.
So until it is rescinded, regardless of State and local CDC mandates, our policy has to require riders to wear a mask unless eating or drinking.
COVID-19 TICKETHOLDER DISCLAIMER:While we take precautions and implement new standards to keep you as healthy and safe as possible, there remains an inherent and elevated risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place and any place where people are present. By visiting our facility and riding our trains, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
Tickets for events will go on sale 30-60 days before the event
All Trains run rain or shine
Please give yourself ample time to arrive as the train leaves at the stated time. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before the train is scheduled to depart
Please verify that you are purchasing the right ticket, for the right date and time, as we have a no refund policy
Tickets are only good for the date and time that is printed on the ticket
ALL passengers need a ticket regardless of age
ALL tickets must be picked up at the station office, printed tickets can not be used to board train
Due to the historical nature of our equipment, we are currently not handicap accessible
If there are circumstances beyond our control that would cause us to cancel an event, we will try to give you as much notice as we can, and refund your money
If you have a group, event, or classroom that would like to book a special train, please contact us, and we'll see if we can accommodate you! We offer special rates where you can rent the entire car for you birthday, wedding, or field trip. Please keep in mind we are 100% staffed by volunteers, operate with vintage equipment, and at the moment, not handicap accessible, but we will make every attempt to make it happen for you!
Photos courtesy of Zagg Studios, Fred Stuckmann Photography, and Frank Walko
Please keep in mind we are 100% staffed by volunteers and operate with vintage equipment. If for reasons beyond our control we have to cancel an event, you will be refunded the cost of your ticket or will be able to exchange it for another time.
Use of the open car is based on our discretion. Weather and staffing play a role in whether or not it is used.
In 2021, due to current rail conditions, all rides are a maximum of 5 miles, one way, (10 miles round-trip.) The rides that are shorter, are stated so, on this schedule. Some rides are based on time, and are so noted in the ride description.
Due to the vintage nature of our equipment and building, we are currently NOT handicap accessible. We will, however make every effort possible to accommodate everyone.
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