Are we fast? No. Do we go far? No. Are we fun? Yes!!
We love trains here at the Iron Mountain Railway! Especially our train, which is a traveling history museum with passenger cars that are 97 years old. Stepping back in time, we want you to make some memories as we travel along the tracks. The Iron Mountain is the only train we know of that is run entirely by trained volunteers. We want our passengers to have a good time, and we work very hard to make that happen. It's not an ordinary train, there are lots of activities going on during our excursions. Trains robberies, treasure hunts, music, dinosaurs -- you just never know who will show up for the ride. But we guarantee it won't be ordinary.
Frequently asked questions
How much are Tickets?
Saturday 1pm train rides are Adults $17 Children (2-12) $10 and Under 2 are free.
When do I pay for my reservations?
You can make online reservations on the website or call to make reservastions. You will pay when you arrive for your event.
When should I get there?
You may arrive up to 1 hour before your train departure or event. You can spend time in the Whistle Stop Depot or on the deck while you wait. We recommend arrival at least 30 minutes before departure. We are a train, we leave on time. If your tickets are for 1pm, you must have paid for your tickets and be boarded on the train before 1pm.
What can I bring? Can we bring our own food?
We have a snack bar at the Whistle Stop Depot and on the train. You can also bring your own drinks and snack if you prefer. Any coolers mus be small enought to fit under the table between your feet.
Are there bathrooms on the train?
Yes. The bathrooms on the train can be used while the train is in motion. There are bathrooms in the Whistle Stop Depot
How long is the ride?
Saturday train rides are 2 hours. 1-3pm
Is this handicap accessible?
Yes. The Depot, the train and the village are all handicap accessible. Our air conditioned 3rd car is not accessible by wheelchair, but is by walker.
Where does the train go?
We are a short line closed track of 5 -6 miles. We head from Jackson MO to Gordonville MO. We always make a stop at our Iron Mountain Junction Village, dependant on the weather conditions. We do ride slowly down our tracks. Train excursions are 2 hours.
Will the train make any stops?
Yes. We stop at the Iron Mountain Junction Village weather permitting. We have a campfire, make s'mores, play games and have music.
How do I buy tickets in advance?
We take reservations for all train excursions. Most tickets are paid for when you arrive for your event. Make your reservations online on the reservations page or call 573-243-1688.
What else can I do while I am there?
Great question! Visit the Whistle Stop Depot to find out about all our local events.
Do you have air conditioning?
Our two main cars are not air conditioned. Our train cars are over 90 years old and the air conditioning was considered as opening the windows back then, which is what we do. Does it get warm? Yes. But when we go down the tracks, there is a breeze. If there are unusual days that we feel it is too hot to be on the train, we would cancel the excursion for safety reasons.
Can I bring animals on the train?
No. The ONLY exception is a registered service animal.