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Easter Trains ready to roll from Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum

The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum announces its annual Easter Trains.

Since first operating in 2006, the Easter Trains have become a popular holiday favorite for children of all ages.

The events will feature an Easter Egg Hunt after each train ride. More than 6,000 eggs will be distributed this year and gathered by children in three age categories. The child who finds the golden egg in each age category will receive a special prize.

Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras and take photos of their children with the Easter Bunny during these events. Children will receive a gift bag with a coloring book, crayons, and stickers while aboard the train.

The Easter Train events this year will help support the Purdue Railroad Club. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to their organization. The club is among the oldest student organizations at Purdue University.

Easter Trains depart from the station in North Judson on Saturday, March 23 and 30 at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. CDT. Each trip takes passengers on a 45-minute countryside excursion, crossing the Kankakee River at English Lake before returning.

Ticket prices are $20 for adults and $14 for children ages 3 to 15 for coach seating. Infants and toddlers under the age of 3 are free when riding on the lap of a parent or guardian.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at