Travel Time: 40 mins

Discover the Legacy:
Journey through the Coal Mines

Train Switch

Step back in time on our scenic Ohio railroad journey & explore the gritty life of Ohio's coal miners in the Little Cities of Black Diamonds. Receive a "diamond in the rough" and learn from historian Dave Adair's vivid accounts.

Staying On Track

The life coal miners in the early United States lived.

Join Dave Adair, a celebrated coal mining and railroad historian, as he brings to life the stories and legacies preserved by the miners' descendants.

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2 & Under


Children (3-13)


Adults (+14)


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Map of Eastern Ohio

See What Others Are Saying

Cheryl Russel

The train ride was fabulous. All the volunteers were great. Very knowledgeable and friendly. We loved it!!

G. Hoss

Very nice experience. Highly recommend taking time to enjoy the ride.

Matthew LePage

Kids loved it and I enjoyed to. Not a long ride but still a good time.

Nessa D.

It was fun. The train went very slow. The staff was the best!

Patrick Lindsay

Good time for the price and the lil kids loved it

Know Before You Go

Our frequently asked questions and some other info you might need

What is the train schedule?

Fun rides are available for kids and adults of all ages from the first weekend in August through the last weekend of October plus some additional dates in November and December. On all those weekends, train rides will be available from 12pm to 4pm with the train departing on the hour except as noted.

Where can I purchase tickets?

Tickets can be purchased on the Home page using the Purchase Tickets button.

Where are you located?

Our address is 5700 SR 204 Mt. Perry OH 43760. You will park across the street at 5705 SR 204 Mt. Perry OH

How long is the train ride?

About 40 minutes, round trip.

When should we get there?

Please arrive 15 minutes or more before your scheduled departure.

Where does the train go?

The train ride is currently an “out and back” roundtrip where you will see scenic woods and farmland.

What kind of seating is there?

Outside seating is bench seats. Inside is padded vintage coach seating.

Is the train handicap accessible?

We have a ramp that will accommodate most walkers. We have limited ability to accommodate wheelchairs due to narrow aisles. Please contact us with your specific needs.

Is there a restroom on the train?

There is a Porta-Potty on the boarding platform. It is serviced weekly.

Can I work on the railroad?

We have many opportunities for those who would like to volunteer, including conductor, engineer, train guide, and ticket agent.