A Harvest Time Tradition
Finding your Halloween pumpkin is more fun at Mid-Continent Railway Museum. Climb aboard the Pumpkin Special and make your way to Quartzite Lake where pumpkins from a local grower await your arrival. The conductor is available to help load your pumpkin for the return to North Freedom. In addition to the Pumpkin Special trains, an Elegant Dinner Train will be offered Saturday evening.
There are four Coach/Caboose departures per day, both Saturday and Sunday. Each departure travels the full 7-mile round-trip route and is scheduled to last 55-minutes. Depending on crowd size, dwell times at the end of the tracks may be slightly longer in order to allow adequate time to purchase pumpkins.
The Saturday evening Elegant Dinner Train boards at 5:15 p.m., departs at 5:30 p.m. and lasts 2 ½ to 3 hours. Pumpkins are not available for purchase during the Elegant Dinner Train.
Note: A wheelchair lift providing handicap accessibility to the train is located at the North Freedom depot (origin station) but is not available at Quartzite Lake (end of line) where the pumpkins are located, preventing the alighting of handicapped passengers.