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White Water Rail Road

WVRR Events

Listed below you will find special events like the Easter Bunny Express, THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride, Ghost Train and more. Excursions to Metamora and themed trips can be found on the WVRR Excursion Page. For information about Charters, Group Rates and Caboose Rentals please check out the WVRR Charter Page.


Throttle Time

Throttle Time

The Whitewater Valley Railroad is proud to present our Throttle Time experience. The general public will be offered a chance to operate one of our historic diesel-electric locomotives on the railroad's main line as a guest engineer. Each guest engineer will participate in a brief operational training session before sitting at the throttle for 30 minutes of actual hands-on locomotive operations. The locomotive will operate "light", without attached train cars. Operation will begin with a walk-around inspection of the locomotive followed by basic instruction on safety and operation. The instructor will then take the locomotive to an appropriate location along the track where the guest engineer will take over the locomotive's controls.

Times available are 12:01 PM, 1:01 PM, 2:01 PM, and 3:01 PM. The Throttle Time experience costs $150 and includes a one-year membership to the Whitewater Valley Railroad and a subscription to our newsletter "Towpath Tracks".

Participants must be 18 years of age or older, have normal vision and hearing, be able to climb steps into the locomotive cab unassisted, and be able to understand and follow written and verbal instructions. Participants will be asked to sign a waiver of liability in case of injury or accident.

Throttle Time takes place at the Whitewater Valley Railroad's shop and yard in Connersville, Indiana at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and State Route 121. (This is 3/4 mile south of Grand Central Station in downtown Connersville.)

This makes a great gift for that special person! Space is limited so don't let this opportunity pass you by.

Purchase tickets online HERE or by phone at 765 825-2054.


Murder Mystery Train To Dinner

Murder Mystery Train To Dinner

We are pleased to announce the return of the Murder Mystery Train to Dinner! Ride with Imagine Performing Arts and us to the historic Laurel Hotel for a great dinner and try to solve the murder mystery that unfolds during the train ride. Tickets are $45 per person ages two and up and include the train ride, meal, taxes, and tip.

Purchase tickets online and make meal selections or by calling us at 765-825-2054.

Meal selections must be made at the time of ticket purchase. Entree choices are fried chicken, fried cod, baked cod, or fried shrimp plus salad, side, desert, and beverage. Kids menu available for kids 12 and under. Please, no substitutions. Seats are limited and this popular event will sell out quickly, make your reservations today!

Murder Mystery Tran to Dinner Schedule


Ghost Train of Metamora

Ghost Train of Metamora

This family friendly (no blood or gore) half-hour excursion is great for ghosts and goblins of all ages. As the train travels through the dark countryside, passengers will be haunted by characters from our ghost story. THIS EXCURSION OPERATES FROM METAMORA, NOT CONNERSVILLE! Trains depart at 6:45 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:15 PM, & 9:01 PM on the dates listed below. All seats are $10 ages 2 and up.

This popular event sells out quickly, buy early for best selection. The Metamora ticket office is located at 19056 Main St, Metamora, IN 47030.

Purchase tickets online HERE or by phone at 765 825-2054.


Pumpkinliner

Pumpkinliner

Bring the family out for a afternoon of fun. Enjoy a round trip from Connersville's Grand Central Station to the Pumpkin Patch. Your train ticket includes round trip train service, a hay ride to and from the patch, and a pumpkin for each child 12 and under. Trains depart at 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM, and 4:30 PM. Tickets are $10 for ages two and up and include a pumpkin for children age 12 and under. Tickets are limited and reservations are recommended. Train, hay ride, and pumpkin patch operate rain or shine.

Purchase tickets online HERE or by phone at 765 825-2054.


The polar Express

The Polar Express

TTHE POLAR EXPRESS™Train Ride returns this holiday season with service to the North Pole. This is the only licensed THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride event in the Greater Cincinnati, Dayton and Indianapolis areas.

Tickets will sell out quickly! Don't miss the chance to share this holiday favorite with your family!

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is a magical re-creation of the classic children's story. Passengers are served hot chocolate and a treat by dancing chefs, enjoy a reading of the book by Chris Van Allsburg, and receive the first gift of Christmas (a silver sleigh bell) after Santa and his elves board the train at the North Pole. During the trip, the conductor will punch everyone's golden ticket and Santa will briefly visit with each family.

Dates for this year's event are November 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27; December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, & 17, 2022.

Tickets are $39.00 per person ages 2 and up.

Event Length is 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Train Boarding Location: 455 Market Street, Connersville, Indiana 47331

Use this Google Maps link for directions.

Visit Our FAQS Here.

Purchase tickets online HERE or by phone at 765 825-2054.


Santa Claus Limited

Santa Claus Limited

All Aboard The Santa Claus Limited - Saturday, November, 26, 2022

The Santa Claus Limited is the longest running event at the Whitewater Valley Railroad. It has operated in one form or another since 1973.

Board the train at Grand Central Station in Connersville and pick up Santa Claus along the way. During this short excursion through the countryside, Santa will briefly visit with each family and give candy canes to the kids. Trains departs at 9:00 AM, 11:15 AM and 1:30 PM. Tickets are $10 each for ages 2 and up.

NOTE: This train is not affiliated with the POLAR EXPRESS and does not operate to the North Pole.

Purchase tickets online HERE or by phone at 765 825-2054.


Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny Express

The 21st annual running of the Easter Bunny Express will depart from Connersville's Grand Central Station and make 4 round trips to the Easter Bunny Patch 2 miles away. Come and meet the Easter Bunny and hunt for his Golden Egg. The egg hunt is open to children ages 9 and under. Don't forget your basket! All seats are $10.00 ages 2 and up. Trains depart at 10:00 AM, 12:01 PM, 2:30 PM & 4:15 PM. Trains and the egg hunt operate rain or shine.

Purchase tickets online HERE or by phone at 765 825-2054.