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The Fraser Train
    Our classic excursion train


Trip Information

The Fraser Train is our classic excursion train, operating daily from Memorial Day Weekend through October 31.  Travel from Boone to the old coal mining town of Fraser (and return) in 1920's era coach cars, experience what it was like to ride the rails in a caboose, get an unparalleled view of the river valley from our popular open-air car, or enjoy the view from climate controlled comfort from our former Chicago & North Western bi-level coach car.

Concession Car

On most trips, a concession car is open for business.  It features items such as: hot dogs, various chips, cookies, ice cream treats, and beverages for children as well as for aduts.  Please keep in mind that the concession car is cash only -- it does not accept ATM/Debit/Credit Cards.  For your convenience, an ATM is located in the depot lobby.

The Fraser Train
Age Groups
Class Features 13+ 3-12 Under 3

Climate Controlled
Coach Class
  • Limited Seating
  • Reservations strongly encouraged
  • Concession access
$27 $15 Free in arms
Classic Coach Class
  • Bench seating
  • An operable window at every seat
  • Concession access
  • Reservations encouraged for Saturday trains
$22 $9 Free in arms
Open-air "Valley View"
  • Unobstructed view
  • Concession access
  • Reservations strongly encouraged
$32 $17 Free in arms
Rock Island Caboose
  • Rock Island caboose's cupola provides a bird's- eye view 
  • No concession access
  • Reservations strongly encouraged
$26 $14 Free in arms

To reserve:

Dates of operation Memorial Day Weekend through October 31
Departure times M, T, W, Th, F, and Su: One departure at 1:30 PM
Saturday: 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM
Duration Approximately one hour and 45 minutes
Handicap accessible? Basic coach class only
Climate controlled Only our climate controlled coach option is heated and/or cooled
Restrooms available?
Museum included?
Other notes We reserve the right to substitute motive power and/or equipment. Be at the depot a minimum of 30 minutes prior to departure time.  Service animals only. Tickets purchased online are subject to a 12% processing fee. Tickets purchased via phone are subject to a processing fee of 25 cents per ticket.

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