2020 Schedule                                                              updated 10-14-20

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.

"Fall Foliage Tours"

October 17 & 18, 24 & 25   The perfect way to spend an hour or two on a Saturday or Sunday in October, our historical train rides provides a peaceful way to observe the beautiful, southern Lorain county countryside.  The train leaves our station at 1:30 P.M.  

After much consideration, the operating department has decided to cancel the "Fall Foliage Tours" scheduled for the month of October.  Patrons who have already bought tickets will receive a full refund.  This tough decision was made, to allow the volunteers of the Lake Shore Railway Association more time to complete scheduled projects, before devoting all of their time to operating trains.  The projected completion of these projects will allow us to run our annual Santa Trains, which will start after Thanksgiving and continue into December.  They will also put us in an excellent position for new train rides, earlier in 2021.  We thank you for your understanding and support throughout this year.  Questions can be forwarded to sales@lwvry.org

"Santa Trains"

Our annual Santa Train is scheduled to run on November 27 & 28 and December 5  & 6 and 12 & 13.  The train will leave our station at 1, 3, 5,  and 7 P.M. on Fridays and Saturdays.  On Sundays, the train will leave at 1,3, and 5 P.M.  Tickets will go on sale shortly

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we ask that all guests please obey all signage in regards to the flow of foot traffic while on our premises. When checking in, we ask that ONLY ONE person from your party check in all tickets for your party. We also ask that everyone practices physical distancing to the best of their abilities, especially when checking in, boarding/detraining, while seated aboard designated train cars, and while off the train at any stops along the way.


We understand that if you are arriving with a large group/family, it may not be possible to distance at all times, and that is okay, but we do ask that everyone please respects the distancing guidelines when it comes to interacting with separate parties unrelated to their own.


Face coverings are REQUIRED when checking in inside our locations and while onboard any of our excursions that featured fully enclosed cars. On our open-air trains, we STRONGLY RECOMMEND that all passengers age 2 and older wear face coverings as much as possible throughout the trip.  


We also encourage all passengers to wash/sanitize their hands as much as possible while visiting us, especially after touching commonly used surfaces such as handrails and doorknobs.


For our part, we are implementing more rigorous cleaning and sanitation protocols on our train and in our building, while also limiting the capacity of each train car to more easily allow for physical distancing. We will also be limiting the amount of people allowed our depot at one time, so we ask for your patience as we check in all parties in the safest way possible. Additionally, to further ensure the health and safety of all guests and employees, all of our public-facing employees will be wearing face coverings and our ticket agent will be assisting you behind newly installed plexiglass barriers.


Lastly, IF YOU FEEL SICK, please consider staying home. We are more than happy to reschedule your ticket(s) or issue you a voucher at any time. Thank you for your understanding as we all work together to make sure our  scenic trains are as enjoyable and safe as possible during these challenging times!

  • We committed to your safety and will clean frequently touched surfaces often with EPA approved sanitizers which have been deemed effective for the COVID-19 virus.

  • Signage will be in place regarding our policies, to guide you through the process, and help direct you to your rail car.

  • Movement between train cars will be prohibited.

  • Individuals who refuse to comply with our policies will be removed from the train.


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  • 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 2019, 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.


By entering LSRA property or participating in LSRA events, operations and excursions and by your presence here, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded, for advertising purposes.   Your entry constitutes your consent to such photography, filming and/or recording and to any use, in any and all media throughout the universe in perpetuity, of your appearance, voice and name for any purpose whatsoever in connection with the LSRA. You understand that all photography, filming and/or recording will be done in reliance on this consent given by you by entering this area.

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