St. Louis Iron Mountain
& Southern Railway


SUBJECT TO CHANGE
2015 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.

Note: Evening Dinner trains are seperate from
our afternoon trains which do not include dinner.

We are now accepting reservations for the
2015 Santa Express Trains.
See details below.


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.


2015 SCHEDULE




2015 April Leave Station
04 SOLD OUT - Opening Weekend
Easter Train - Come join us for our Easter Celebration with the Easter Bunny on board and an Easter egg hunt following the train ride. Ladies wear your Easter bonnets and win a prize in our Easter parade. Can you do the Bunny Hop?
easter eggs Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm
11

Take Me Out to the Ball Game - Put on your favorite jersey and join us in celebrating the national sport - Baseball.  We'll have some special guests on board and a celebrity auction. Pitching contest at the village with prizes awarded.

 

baseball

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

18

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
25

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.

Also Operation Life Saver presentations

chocolate
Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm
25

Murder Mystery Dinner Train -Murder on the Petulant Express. More details to come

For information or reservations, please call 573-243-1688 Reservations required by Wednesday, April 22.

murder mystery Leaves station at 5:30pm and returns at 8:00pm

2015

May

Leave Station
02 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
09

Civil War Train and Encampment - Confederates soldiers will ride the train and the Union soldiers will try to take over. Come in costume, join the fun. 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.

southern belle

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

SUNDAY
10
Sunday - Mother's Day Dinner Train - Treat mom to something very special. Our two-hour train ride will feature a full dinner, vintage fashion show, special musical entertainment and a mom and daughter look-alike contest.
mother's day
Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm
16

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 Express
Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm
23 May the Force Be With You - Dress as your favorite Star Wars character and ride the train with us. We will have a costume contest, light saber battles and loads more fun.
lightsaber
Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm
30

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 Murder Mystery Dinner Train - Death in Them Thar Hills. More details to come.

For information or reservations, please call 573-243-1688 Reservations required by Wednesday, May 27.

murder mystery Leaves station at 5:30pm and returns at 8:00pm

2015

June

Leave Station

06

Scavenger Hunt - Can you find the hidden coins throughout the train and locate the hidden treasures. Just follow the clues to solve the mystery and you will be rewarded.

 

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

13

Good Ole Summertime Train - Join us for a Picnic Box Lunch which you can purchase on the train (by reservation and $7. 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 10.

Good Old Summer Time
Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm
20 Cowboy Train with Lazy L Safari Park- Hey partners, put on your hats and boots and watch our cowboys do rope tricks. Sharpshooter contest at the village with rubber band guns and a cow pattie toss..
cowboy rope trick
Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm
SUNDAY
21
Sunday - Father's Day Train - Join us for a great dinner and a barrel of laughs as our very best comedians entertain you with a comedy challenge. Who can tell the funniest story or joke? All dads welcome to enter this contest.
father's day
Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm
27 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

2015

July

Leave Station
04
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

11

Native American Day – Learn about American Indians on this train. Games, crafts, music and entertainment.

 

native american day
Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm

18

County Fair – We have our own fair with all sorts of games, entertainment and activities you would find at the fair.

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

25

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.

Antique cars will be on display.

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


2015

August

Leave Station

01

Ride Thru the Past on our history train. Learn about the history of train robberies and the Iron Mountain Baby.

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

08

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

15

 

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
22

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
29

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

2015

September

Leave Station

05

Jackson Days – Celebrate out community with special events on this train. More details coming later.

 

map of jackson mo
Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm
12 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.
super hero
Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm
19 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
19 Still planning -stay tuned

Murder Mystery Dinner -

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

Murder Mystery
Leaves station at 5:30pm and returns at 8:00pm
26 Wizards and Magic – Step into the world of Harry Potter on this train. Dress up as your favorite character from the movie and join the fun. Look-a-like contests for Harry and others.
wizards
Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm

2015

October

Leave Station

03

Harvest Days - Chili Cook-Off

Wagon rides to the pumpkin patch. Roast marshmallows on the campfire and enjoy fun and games at the village.

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
03 Old Fashion Barn Dance - We don;t have a barn, but we can dance to great bluegrass music at the village. Weather permitting we will serve a cowboy supper with lots of good eating. If it rains, we will serve dinner on the train. barn dance Leaves station at 5:30pm and returns at 8:00pm
10

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
17

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

17

Murder Mystery Dinner - The General's Birthday Party, Civil War event.*

For information or reservations, please call 573-243-1688 Reservations required by Wednesday, October 14.

Murder Mystery Leaves station at 5:30pm and returns at 8:00pm
24

Renaissance Train – Kings and queens, lords and ladies will have great fun on this train.

Jousting at the village and many special activities. Come in costume.

Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm
SUNDAY
25
Redhawks Day – Meet some of the Southeast Missouri University Redhawks Football players at this special event. Tail Gate foods, special speakers, cheerleaders and more. You don't want to miss this one! semo Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm
31

Halloween Express

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
31

NEW GHOST DINNER TRAIN
Cemetery Walk-Wine Tasting-Dinner Train*

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.

Meet at station at 6:00pm


2015

November

Leave Station

07

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 Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm
14

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
14

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, November 11.

murder mystery
Leaves station at 5:00pm and returns at 7:30pm
21

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 1-Leaves station at 1:00pm and returns at 3:00pm
27 Santa Express - An Evening With Santa
Our passengers are welcome to bring their evening meal to enjoy on the train during the ride.
Leaves station at 5:00pm
28 Santa Express Leaves station at 1:00pm
28 Santa Express Leaves station at 4:00pm
29 Santa Express Leaves station at 1:00pm
29 Santa Express Leaves station at 4:00pm
  See details below for Santa Express  

2015

December

Leave Station

 

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 4:00pm and returns at 6:00pm.

 

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

05

SOLE OUT - Santa Express 1:00PM

05

SOLD OUT - Santa Express 4:00PM

06

Santa Express 1:00PM

06

SOLD OUT - Santa Express 4:00PM
11 SOLD OUT - Santa Express - An Evening With Santa
Our passengers are welcome to bring their evening meal to enjoy on the train during the ride.
5:00PM
12 Santa Express 1:00PM

12

SOLD OUT - Santa Express 4:00 PM
13 Santa Express 1:00PM
13 Santa Express 4:00PM
18 SOLD OUT - Santa Express - An Evening With Santa
Our passengers are welcome to bring their evening meal to enjoy on the train during the ride.
5:00PM
19 Santa Express 1:00PM

19

SOLD OUT - Santa Express 4:00 PM

20

Santa Express 1:00PM

20

Santa Express 4:00PM
 

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.

 
31

New Year Eve Express - Our final murder mystery dinner train for 2015, 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 have to 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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