St. Louis Iron Mountain
& Southern Railway


SUBJECT TO CHANGE
2014 Train DEPARTURES

REGULAR SCHEDULE (April - December)
28th Season
Most trains leave the station in Jackson, MO at 1pm
and return around 3pm each Saturday afternoon.


We reserve the right to change train equipment,
 schedules, and/or fees without advance notice.
Departure times are approximate.

Train Rates:
(rates do not include tax – which we have to collect)
 

Regularly Scheduled
Afternoon Events

Single
Price

**Group Rates 
20 or More

Adults

$ 16.00

$ 15.00

Children (3-12)

$ 9.00

$ 9.00 

Children (2 & under)

Free

Free

Dinner Trains
Reservations with a Master Card or Visa are required on all Dinner trains, Murder Mystery trains, and Santa trains. You may choose to pay however you like upon arrival, but if you do not cancel one week prior or do not show up at all we will charge you half.

Menu:
Most dinner trains will include a choice of two meats, choice of two vegetables, salad, rolls, dessert, and coffee, tea, or lemonade.
The railroad reserves the right to change menus based on availability without prior notice.

Adults

$ 30.00

Children (3-12)

$ 25.50

Children (2 & under)

Free

 

Murder Mysteries with Dinner Train
Reservations with a Master Card or Visa are required on all murder mysteries. You may choose to pay however you like upon arrival, but if you do not cancel five days prior or do not show up at all we will charge you half.

Adults

$ 40.00

Children (3-12)

$ 28.00

Children (2 & under)

Free

Locomotive Cab Ride

Per Person (limit 2 passengers per trip)
(Children must be accompanied by an adult )

$ 30.00

Group Rates Available for 20 or more on our regular day time excursions.

Charter to your specification and time available any time that does not interfere with our regular schedule.
2-hour private charters are available starting at $750.00

  • Special Events - Birthdays, Anniversaries, and/or other parties available.

A party booked on our regularly scheduled train can be fun and easy.
Let us do the work for you.
We will include a 1/4 sheet birthday cake, decorations, balloons, napkins, plates, and forks. We will gladly mark your space reserved so you can be easily found. All of this for $45.00 and price of a ticket. For ½ sheet cake and all of the above for $55.00 and the price of a ticket.

For an anniversary party, we offer a cake, bottle of non-alcoholic bubbly, flowers and balloons for the price of $55.00 and the price of a ticket.

Please advise agent of special needs.
1-800-455-RAIL

All pricing subject to change without notice.
Please call to verify current pricing information if you have questions.
Contact the station master by E-mail

Reservations suggested for all trips.

Facilities are handicapped accessible.


2014 SCHEDULE




2014 April Leave Station
05

OPENING DAY PRICE SPECIAL:
Bicentennial Celebration
for the City of Jackson
Children $5 - Adults $10

We will have Civil War soldiers in costume with presentations.
Marie Oliver, designer of the Missouri flag will be on board along with volunteers in period costumes.
Special musical entertainment during the ride.

Me & Ma's PR Express Train will be giving rides and the Southeast Explorer Bus traveling museum will be at the depot with Civil War exhibits.

Special fare prices this weekend only.

Games and activities for children, both on and off the train.

Leave your valuables at home because the James Gang will most likely rob this train.

Call Elane at 573-450-8367 for details.

 

Opening Day

Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm

EXTRA
Leaves station at 3:30pm and returns at 5:30pm

 

 

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Chocolate Express

All things chocolate For the chocolate lovers. All you can eat cupcakes, cookies, candy, fudge and more.

Look out for the James Gang. Those robbers love steeling chocolate. History of Train Robberies

chocolate

Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm

19

SOLD OUT - Easter Train
Bring your Easter Baskets

The Easter train will feature an Easter egg hunt at Gordonville Park (weather permitting) and the Easter bunny will be with us on the train. Ladies wear your Easter bonnets and win a prize in our Easter parade. 

easter eggs Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm
19

Murder Mystery Dinner Train -
"The Cat Screamed at Midnight"

Can you solve the mystery of who murdered Sir Hugo Smythe Armbruster on the night of his 70th birthday party?

For information or reservations, please call 573-243-1688 Reservations required by Wednesday, April 16.

murder mystery Leaves station at 5:00pm and returns at 7:30pm
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We regret to have to cancel the train ride this weekend due to emergency track repairs.

Dr. Seuss Train

We will have volunteers dressed as Dr. Seuss characters who will read the book about their character.

Dr. Seuss Train No Train this weekend

2014

May

Leave Station
03 Chocolate Express- All things chocolate For the chocolate lovers. All you can eat cupcakes, cookies, candy, fudge and more chocolate Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm
10 National Train Day - Operation Life Saver, Model Train displays, and many other events at the station. National Train Day

Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm

10

SOLD OUT: Murder Mystery Dinner Train -"The Cat Screamed at Midnight"

Can you solve the mystery of who murdered Sir Hugo Smythe Armbruster on the night of his 70th birthday party?

For information or reservations, please call 573-243-1688 Reservations required by Wednesday, May 07.

Murder Mystery Leaves station at 5:00pm and returns at 7:30pm
17 ZOO TRAIN - Lazy L. Safari Park will be bringing small animals aboard the train for an educational program for children and adults about zoo animals. Kids will be able to visit with the animals up close and learn all about them. http://www.lazylsafari.com Lazy L Safari Park logo Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm
24 Return to Mayberry - County Fair
Andy, Barney, Otis and all the gang from Mayberry will be welcoming you at the depot . The Whitewater Bluegrass Band will be performing on the train. There will be a pie baking contest, look-a-like contest and lots of other activities prior to the train rides.
Mayberry Gang Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm
31

Junior Engineers and Conductors

Learn all about the jobs of engineers and conductors from our own crew. You can earn your own personalized engineer's hat if you pass the test. Great for kids of all ages.

chocolate

Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm

 

       

2014

June

Leave Station

07

Operation Life Saver/Sherlock Holmes
(Passengers will try to solve a mystery during the train ride with clues provided.

 

Operation Life Saver Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm

14

Good Ole Summertime Train - Join us for a Picnic Box Lunch which you can purchase on the train (by reservation and $6). We'll serve lemonade and watermelon to make your picnic complete. Entertainment by a barbershop quartet and other groups as we get in the spirit of summertime. Face painting and balloon animals for the kids.

For information or reservations, please call 573-243-1688 Reservations required by Wednesday, June 11.

Good Old Summer Time Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm
21 James Gang Robbery
History of Train Robberies
wanted poster Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm

21

Curse of theFull Moon Hayride Train
Enjoy the full moon this evening as you ride to Iron Mountain Junction where we will enjoy dinner on the train, a campfire at our western village and be entertained by a bluegrass band. We'll be roasting our marshmallows for 'smores for dessert.

For information or reservations, please call 573-243-1688 Reservations required by Wednesday, June 17.

Full Moon Leaves station at 6:00pm and returns at 8:30pm
28 Dinosaur Train - Learn about dinosaurs and take part in a dig for dinosaur bones. dinosaur train Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm
       

2014

July

Leave Station
05
Celebrate America and Trains - Special musical entertainment and activities.
W e will have a musical tribute to the states and challenge our passengers with USA Trivia.
Mayberry Gang Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm

12

 

 

James Gang in in the area this week.
Be on the lookout for robbers.

 

wanted poster Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm
12

Dinner Train* - Evening in Tuscany

If you love the music of the 1950's, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and others, you will enjoy live entertainment on this 2-1/2 hour dinner train. We will be serving two pasta dishes, salad, rolls, desserts and drinks during the evening. Weather permitting we will have a bonfire at the village and a marshmallow roast. Guests may bring their own wine for their dinner. Tickets are $30 for adults. Reservations required no later than July 9. Call 573-243-1688.

Evening in Tuscany Leaves station at 6:00pm and returns at 8:30pm

19

Rock N Roll Train - 1950's

Girls, put on your oxfords and poodle skirts.
Guys, comb up that flat top 'cause we're going to hop on this train. We'll have everybody rockin' and rollin' to the music of this era. You will want to enter the Jitterbug contest and win some cool prizes. Treat yourself to cherry cokes and root beer floats at the concession stand. Will our secret passenger be Elvis? We're not telling.

 

Sock Hop Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm

26

Iron Mountain Baby Train/Hobo Train. The Iron Mountain Baby would be 112 years old this year. so we're having a birthday party! Donations will be acepted on behalf of Room for Smiles, a program that provides bedroom makeovers for children with terminal illnesses.

http://www.slimrr.com/ironbaby.html

 

 

iron mountain baby Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm
       

2014

August

Leave Station

02

Wild West train is all about cowboys. Put on your hat and boots and come ride with us on a trip to the Old West. Cowboy music, rope tricks, old fashioned games at the village and lots of cowboys and cowgirls on board. The west always brings out the James Gang to rob the train.

Wild West Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm

09

James Gang in in the area this week.
Be on the lookout for robbers.

wanted poster Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm

16

 

ZOO TRAIN - Lazy L. Safari Park will be bringing small animals aboard the train for an educational program for children and adults about zoo animals. Kids will be able to visit with the animals up close and learn all about them. http://www.lazylsafari.com

Lazy L Safari Park logo Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm

23

 

 

James Gang in in the area this week.
Be on the lookout for robbers.

 

wanted poster Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm
30

Summertime at the Village - We will be cooling off at the village with cold watermelon and lemonade while we take part in a variety of activities and games. Here's your chance to get even with the James Gang when we fight back with water balloons!!

 

village Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm
 

Make Your Santa Train Reservations Now.
We're already starting to sell out.

 

   

2014

September

Leave Station

06

Bonnie & Clyde Train Robbery

Set back in time with us as the notorious Bonnie & Clyde make an appearance on the Iron Mountain and attempt to rob our train.

 

Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm
13

 

 

James Gang in in the area this week.
Be on the lookout for robbers.

 

wanted poster Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm
20     Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm
27

Operation Life Saver/Super Heros

Super Heros and Princesses Train
Come dressed up like your favorite super hero or princess and join us for a fun ride.
Prices for the best costumes.

 

Operation Life Saver Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm
27

Murder Mystery Dinner Train -

SOLD OUT

For information or reservations, please call 573-243-1688 Reservations required by Wednesday, September 24.

Murder Mystery Leaves station at 5:00pm and returns at 7:30pm
  Make Your Santa Train Reservations Now    

2014

October

Leave Station

04

Harvest Days - Chili Cook-Off

The city has postponed the tractor parade until a later date. We will try to keep you informed once the new date is announced.

Third Annual Chili Cook-Off Train
The competition is fierce among our volunteers, and our passengers will decide who makes the best chili and will receive the Chili King Award.

Chili Cook Off Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm
11

Chocolate Express- All things chocolate For the chocolate lovers. All you can eat cupcakes, cookies, candy, fudge and more.

Look out for the James Gang. Those robbers love steeling chocolate.

chocolate Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm
18

Way Down South in Dixie

Join us for a mint julep during the ride. Play our trivia game and win prizes. Come dressed as a southern belle or gentleman and join the fun. We suspect our train will be robbed by the Confederate Rebels. Don't look like a Yankee or you'll be robbed for sure. Oh my heavens!

southern belle

Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm

18

Murder Mystery Dinner Train* - SOLD OUT

For information or reservations, please call 573-243-1688 Reservations required by Wednesday, October 15.

Murder Mystery Leaves station at 5:00pm and returns at 7:30pm
25

Halloween Express - SOLD OUT

We will have a costume contest, Auction just for kids, Face painting, Balloon animals, pumpkin decorating, Halloween pictures to color, Halloween story, and special treats. Kids in costume receive a discount on their ticket price.

Halloween Express Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm
25

NEW GHOST DINNER TRAIN Cemetery Walk-Wine Tasting-Dinner Train -SOLD OUT

You will love this totally unique experience!. It begins with a walk in the Jackson Cemetery, where you will visit the graves and encounter the ghosts of those who took part in an actual murder and hanging in Jackson in 1898-99. Then take part in a wine tasting on the train before we leave the station. Dinner will be served during our ride and the ghosts will join us for an exciting evening full of surprises.Limited seating on this train, so make your reservations early. This event will last approximately 3 hours. Adults $40. Call 573-243-1688.

More details with times comeing.

Meet at station at 5:30pm

Fridays &
Saturdays
in October

Haunted Train Car - $5.00/person
Come enjoy one of the best haunted displays in the area.
(Static Display-car does not move)
7:00-11:00pm
Fridays & Saturdays
in October
  Make Your Santa Train Reservations Now  

2014

November

Leave Station

01

Chocolate Express- All things chocolate For the chocolate lovers. All you can eat cupcakes, cookies, candy, fudge and more.

Look out for the James Gang. Those robbers love steeling chocolate.

chocolate Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm
08

USO Canteen Train. It's the 1940's and the troops are being entertained and fed at USO Canteens all across the country. Join us for this special Veteran's Day remembrance event... big band sounds, barbershop singers and our volunteers in costume. Every veteran will be recognized for his service. Join us in saluting our veterans.

USO Train 1-Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm
15

James Gang Robbery
History of Train Robberies

wanted poster Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm
15

Murder Mystery Dinner Train* - SOLD OUT

For information or reservations, please call 573-243-1688 Reservations required by Wednesday, November 12.

Murder Mystery Leaves station at 5:00pm and returns at 7:30pm
22

The Circus is Coming To Town

Come join us for all the fun of a circus inside the Iron Mountain Railway. Clowns, ring master, magic tricks, balloons and buckets of fun for our last regular ride of the season.

Iron Mountain Review Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm
29 Santa Express - Sold Out Leaves station at 1:00pm
29 Santa Express - Sold Out Leaves station at 3:30pm
30 Santa Express - Sold Out Leaves station at 1:00pm
30 Santa Express - Sold Out Leaves station at 3:30pm
  See details below for Santa Express  

2014

December

Leave Station

 

ALL TRAINS ARE SOLD OUT - Santa Express:

Reservations Required*

Departs Jackson station Friday evening at 5:00 PM and then returns to Jackson for approximately 2 hour trip.
Departs Jackson station Saturday 1:00 PM and 3:30 PM then returns to Jackson for approximately 2 hour trip.

Santa boards the train and reads the book: "Polar Express aloud over speaker system. Then each child is given time to sit on Santa's lap.

Cookies, chips, soda and Hot Chocolate are sold during the trip. There is no meal provided.

Price is free for 2 years old and younger
$10.00 for ages 3-12 and $16.00 for 13 and up.

NOTE: No group rates or discounts for Santa Express

 

Please check in with the ticket agent at least
30 minutes before departure

FRIDAY:
Train leaves station at 5:00pm and returns at 7:00pm

SATURDAY:
First train leaves station at
1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm

Second train leaves station at 3:30pm and returns at 5:30pm.

 

05 Santa Express - An Evening With Santa- SOLD OUT
Our passengers are welcome to bring their evening meal to enjoy on the train during the ride.
5:00PM

06

Santa Express - SOLD OUT 1:00 PM

06

Santa Express - SOLD OUT 3:30 PM

07

Santa Express - SOLD OUT 1:00 PM

07

Santa Express - SOLD OUT 3:30 PM
12 Santa Express - An Evening With Santa- SOLD OUT
Our passengers are welcome to bring their evening meal to enjoy on the train during the ride.
5:00PM
13 Santa Express - SOLD OUT 1:00PM

13

Santa Express - SOLD OUT 3:30 PM
14 Santa Express - SOLD OUT 1:00PM
14 Santa Express - SOLD OUT 3:30 PM
19 Santa Express - An Evening With Santa- SOLD OUT
Our passengers are welcome to bring their evening meal to enjoy on the train during the ride.
5:00PM
20 Santa Express - SOLD OUT 1:00PM

20

Santa Express - SOLD OUT 3:30 PM

21

Santa Express - SOLD OUT 1:00PM

21

Santa Express - SOLD OUT 3:30 PM
 

MERRY CHRISTMAS to all our passengers and friends.
Your support throughout the year helps keep railroading history alive. We are blessed with and truly appreciate your support.

 
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New Year Eve Express - Our final murder mystery dinner train for 2014, departing at 8:00 p.m.  Celebrate the New Year with us. Fireworks at midnight. Credit Card Reservations Required

8pm-12:30am
$50.00/person
 

*All Dinner Trains, Murder Mystery Trains, and Santa Trains must be secured with a credit card. You may cancel one week prior but if you fail to do so or do not show up we will charge you half price.

 

The St. Louis Iron Mountain & Southern Railway reserves the right to substitute locomotive and/or equipment without notice as may be required due to operating conditions, acts of God, volunteer crew availability, or other conditions beyond our control.

Please call 1-800-455-7245 to verify current pricing and scheduling information.
or

Contact the station master by E-mail at: slimrr1@gmail.com

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