Cottontail Express

Cottontail Express
Enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities on the grounds of the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum and then hop aboard for a full 75-minute roundtrip ride on the Cottontail Express!

Schedule

Saturday, April 11th

Departure Times: 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, & 3:00 PM  Central

Boarding begins 15 minutes before scheduled train departure.

Visitor Tips

Tickets may be purchased one hour before train departure at the Calera Depot.

Upgrade to a caboose or locomotive ticket for a memorable experience and get an up close look at railroad operations!

The Cottontail Express lasts approximately 75 mins.

PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST 1 HOUR PRIOR TO YOUR DEPARTURE TIME TO:

  • Pick up your tickets at the Calera Depot
  • Use the restrooms at the Gift Shop
  • Check out the Depot Museum exhibits
  • Tour our collection of railroad equipment in Clark Yard
  • Visit our working Signal Garden
  • Take photos
  • Shop the Gift Shop, and
  • Get in position to board the train.

 

Ticket Information

Tickets avaiable one hour before train departure at the Calera Depot.

Coach Class

   Age  Price
Infant 0-24 mo.  Free*
Child 2-11 yrs. $12
Adult 12+ yrs. $17
Senior  65+ yrs. $15
Military Present Military ID $15
NRHS Present Membership Card $15
 

Caboose*
Ride in the Caboose with the Brakeman!

  Age Price
  6+ yrs.* $25

Locomotive*
Ride in the cab with the Engineer!

  Age Price
  2+ yrs .*  $35

*Locomotive and Caboose riders ages 2 yrs.-12 yrs. must be accompanied by an adult age 21 yrs. or older ticketed at the same class.

A visit by Cottontail is not included in Locomotive and Caboose tickets although all other activites around the depot are included.