Monticello Railway Museum

The museum is open weekends May through October. You may board the train at the Nelson Crossing depot at the museum or the Wabash Depot in downtown Monticello. Layovers at either depot are encouraged. You can walk through the museum cars and view many pieces of rolling stock at the museum site, as well as visit the gift shop.

Normally our trains are pulled by one of our vintage diesel locomotives. To find out when our steam locomotive Southern #401 will be pulling the trains, see the steam schedule here.

Regular Weekend Schedule

Schedule may differ for Special Events
May 4 – October 13, 2013


Saturday Departures
Museum Site Downtown Monticello
Nelson CrossingWabash Depot
11:00 AM11:30 AM
12:30 PM 1:00 PM
2:00 PM 2:30 PM
3:30 PM* 4:00 PM
Sunday Departures
Museum SiteDowntown Monticello
Nelson CrossingWabash Depot
12:30 PM 1:00 PM
2:00 PM 2:30 PM
3:30 PM* 4:00 PM

* no return trip to downtown

Trains will not be running this year on the weekday holidays
(Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day)

Regular Weekend Fares

Fares may differ for Special Events

All fares sold are round trips

Senior Citizens (62 and older)$8.00
Children (2 through 12)$6.00
Children (under 2)Free (with adult fare)

Cab Rides

Diesel Cab Rides are available on most weekends on a first come, first serve basis for a $30.00 donation over the cost of that day's adult full-cost fare. Cab Rides may not be available on special event weekends and a maximum of two people can be accommodated on the same trip.

Normal fares apply unless otherwise specified.

Please note that schedules, fares and equipment are subject to change at the Museum's discretion.