Father's Day Express

Treat Dad to a Nostalgic Train Ride Through the WoodsFather's Day Express Logo

Create a family memory with Dad this Father's Day weekend as you board the Calera & Shelby Railroad for a trip through the woods of Shelby County. For added fun, ride in the caboose with the brakeman, or give Dad a front row seat as he rides in the locomotive with the engineer!

As a gift for dad, his ticket is only $5 with the purchase of one or more regular-priced coach ticket. His ticket also comes with a special token of appreciation and admiration from our team at the will call window. (Discounted tickets not applicable to caboose or locomotive tickets.)

Watch & Learn Demonstrations

Observe a variety of exhibits and displays on the grounds, including operational model steam stationary and traction engines and a large lawn display of model trains! Visit food vendors for lunch and snacks.

The train ride lasts approximately 75 minutes, so you can enjoy quality time with dad, grandpa and the whole family!

Event Date

  • June 18, 2022

Departure times:

  • 10:00 a.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.
  • 3:00 p.m.
    *All times Central

Event Details

  • Boarding begins 15 minutes before scheduled train departure.
  • Tickets may be purchased in advance online or may be purchased as available on the day of the event prior to boarding at the Calera Depot.