Famous Pumpkin Train departs Sept. 24

The Coopersville & Marne Railway's Famous Pumpkin Train is celebrating its 22nd year. The 250-seat vintage passenger train is decorated for the fall harvest. It will run every Saturday and Sunday from Sept. 24 through Oct. 30. This is a family-friendly, non-scary fall event. Farms and fields, in their colorful splendor, pass by as The Great Pumpkin, Scarecrow and Little Crow entertain the passengers. Songs and jokes abound over the clickity-clack of the rails during the 90-minute round-trip. All cars are heated and each has a restroom onboard.
Anonymous
Sep 16, 2011

 

At the end of the journey, all kids go to the trackside pumpkin patch to pick their own locally grown and free pumpkin. 

The Famous Pumpkin Train departs from the station in downtown Coopersville at the following times:

— On Saturdays, Sept. 24, Oct. 1 and 8, departures are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

— On Saturdays, Oct. 15, 22 and 29, departures are at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. 

— Departures on all Sundays are at 1 and 3 p.m. 

The full fare is $14.50. Senior fare (age 60 and older) is $13.50. The fare for kids ages 2-12 is $11.50, and children under age 2 ride for free.

Advance tickets may be purchased by calling 616-997-7000, ext. 3; or visit www.MItrain.net.

Fall Color Excursions

The conductor also calls “all aboard” for the Coopersville & Marne Railway’s Fall Color Excursions in September.

The friendly conductor narrates during the hour and 15 minute round-trip. Wednesday departures on Sept. 21 and 28 are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday runs conclude Sept. 17, and also depart at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The full fare is $10.50, senior fare is $9.50 and kids ages 2-12 are $7.50. Children under age 2 are free.

 

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