Due to our celebration of the Day Out with Thomas, the museum's collection and grounds are closed to the public outside of the event times from March 1st until March 12th. Bring your children, come out and enjoy this fantastic family friendly event!
In addition to the railroad locomotives, cars, and equipment permanently on display at the Museum, there are special exhibits on display within our cars and buildings. Since we are an operating Museum using historic rail equipment, our "rides" are working educational exhibits.
Train rides on the "Edwin Link Children's Railroad", or Link train, are regularly offered on weekends at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. The rides are suitable for both children and adults and consist of a 20-minute ride on 2-foot gauge track. The cost is $2.50 per persons of all ages.* Children under 1 are free.
Trains may run more frequently depending on crew availability and ridership. In cases of inclement weather, trains may be cancelled or rides may be substituted on standard gauge equipment when available.
The Link train is available for birthday parties, groups, and special events with advance notice.
Standard Gauge train rides using a diesel locomotive with the air-conditioned "Belle Glade" passenger coach are offered on some weekends or our Classic Caboose which has become very popular with our guests.
The cost is $6.00 per person for all ages for a 25-minute ride. Train schedule varies daily when operating.
Availability is dependent on crew, equipment, and other considerations, and is subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to see if the "Belle Glade" will be in operation during your visit or if the Caboose will be in service.
Standard Gauge "Cab Rides" using diesel-electric locomotives are available on most weekends. This unique experience places guests in the operating cab of a locomotive, with the engineer, to experience the feel and operation of a diesel-electric locomotive. During the ride, crewmembers will detail the history and operation of the locomotive used as well as describe the importance of the Museum grounds in Florida's history.
The cost is $12.00 per person for all ages for a 25-minute ride. Cab rides depart generally on the half-hour when operating. Seating is very limited (2-6 persons depending on the active locomotive). In addition, guests must be able to climb steep locomotive stairs/ladders and be willing to ride in a noisy environment without air-conditioning.
Cab ride availability is not scheduled, nor guaranteed, and is subject to crew and equipment availability.
Typically the standard gauge trains run most weekends. The Link Train generally runs both weekend and weekdays. During the weekdays, the Link runs on a reduced schedule.
Please call ahead to check availability.