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C&IM 31 Throttle Time

Friday, April 16; Saturday, April 17; and Sunday, April 18, 2021

The Monticello Railway Museum would like to announce our first Throttle Time weekend featuring former C&IM RS1325 #31. On April 16th, 17th, and 18th you have the opportunity to be the engineer on one of the rarest locomotives built. You will receive instruction from one of our volunteers and operate 31 with a small train over our museum trackage for an hour. Participants will also receive a certificate and a souvenir to take home.

Cab rides will be available for additional riders; 1 cab ride per hour. The caboose will also be available for riders each hour.

Ever wanted to operate a diesel locomotive? Our Throttle Time program lets you try your hand at being a locomotive engineer using a vintage diesel locomotive.

See the Buy Tickets link to the upper right for the specific time that are availble.

For this hour long session, the Throttle Time participant will first spend 15 minutes observing and learning how to operate one of the Museum's diesel locomotives. The Throttle Time participant will then spend 45 minutes at the throttle of the locomotive on the Museum's main line, under the supervision of a Museum engineer.

The locomotive you will operate for this session will be:

Equipment used is always subject to change due to availability.

In order to participate in Throttle Time, you must be at least 18 years old, physically able to climb up to and enter the locomotive cab, and able to operate the locomotive controls.

Happy railroading! For additional information, contact the Event Coordinator by email at