The "Little Red Caboose" on the train at the Walkersville Southern Railroad is the perfect
setting for a Birthday Party!!!
The caboose will comfortably hold approximately 20 to 22 people, and
is available for chartering year 'round. On regular runs during our excursion season (May-October) the price is
$250 and during unscheduled times, off-season, and during special event trains (Bunny Trains, Steam Trains, Santa Trains)
the price is $300. A non-refundable deposit is required when making
What you can expect from us. When you charter the caboose, you have exclusive use of it for the designated date and time. We will decorate the caboose with balloons and streamers and provide a colorful tablecloth for the small table that is available for your use.
There will be a railroad crew member available to see that your needs are met and to monitor the activities from a safety standpoint. We strongly urge that children be seated at all times the train is moving. It is acceptable for the adult(s) in charge to move about the caboose to serve drinks, food, etc.
The ride is approximately one hour and 15 minutes. After about 35 or 40 minutes, we will stop the train to prepare for our trip back to the station. This is a good opportunity to allow the children to move about the caboose and to blow out the candles, serve cake, sing "Happy Birthday," etc. When everybody gets situated again, we will be on our way for the trip back to the station. Feel free to bring your own lunch, snacks, drinks, balloons, etc. Engineer hats, bandanas, whistles, etc., are generally available for purchase from our Gift Shop on regular excursion days.
What we expect from you. We expect you to have the time of your life!!! We also expect you to adhere to the safety rules that are pointed out by railroad personnel. And we trust that you will be respectful of the work that has gone into restoring the railroad cars and to monitor the children accordingly. Trash bags will be provided for you to gather up your birthday party debris.