Work Party

Join us on Saturday November 6 for a day of track work and other general maintenance. The objective of this year’s work party is to complete a second track into our car barn which will allow us to place more of our historic collection under cover this winter.

Foliage Train Rides 11 AM – 1 PM

Join us for our final operating weekend of the season. The foliage is usually a little past peak but still quite strong in mid-October and we had often received inquiries concerning train rides in mid-October. Trains will depart Sanders station on the hour from 11 AM to 1 PM. You are free to depart on one train and return on a later train should you wish to make use of our picnic grove or simply spend more time exploring the roundhouse and other nearby buildings preserved from the original railroad. The last return train departs the roundhouse area at approximately 1:45 PM.

Fall Foliage Trains 11 AM – 3 PM

Fall foliage historically peaks for us around the first weekend of October, but remains strong through the middle of the month. Our entire rail line passes through a forest predominantly consisting of deciduous trees, which tends to make for a colorful ride.

Trains will depart Sanders station on the hour from 11 AM through 3 PM. You are free to depart on one train and return on a later train should you wish to make use of our picnic grove or simply spend more time exploring the roundhouse and other nearby buildings preserved from the original railroad. The last return train departs the roundhouse area at approximately 3:45 PM.

Train Rides 11 AM – 3 PM

Trains will depart Sanders station on the hour from 11 AM through 3 PM. You are free to depart on one train and return on a later train should you wish to make use of our picnic grove or simply spend more time exploring the roundhouse and other nearby buildings preserved from the original railroad. The last return train departs the roundhouse area at approximately 3:45 PM.

D-Day +1

It’s D-Day plus one. Allied forces attempt to break out from their Normandy beachheads while German re-enforcement are brought up to the front by train. Witness the Allied Airborne forces struggle with the defenders of Hitler’s Atlantic wall. Accompany the German forces as they ride the train to meet the massive Allied invasion. The future of Europe is at stake, but who will prevail?

Train Rides – 11 AM and 12 Noon

Ice Cream Trains – 11 AM – 3 PM

What could be better than a train ride and free ice cream on a hot summer day? Join us for a day that both children and adults will love! Depart on any but the last train departure of the day, and your family can hang out in our picnic grove and explore the history of the Sandy River Railroad for as long as you like. Children may or may not enjoy the history lesson, but they all enjoy powering one of the hand cars around the yard.

The Great Train Robbery – Western Reenactment

This is a classic good guys vs. bad guys event, with six guns and shotguns blazing. Don’t be surprised if the sheriff decides to deputize your children!

Civil War Reenactment

Uniformed forces of both the confederate and union armies battle for control of the train. The train stops at a clearing where a major skirmish between the two sides takes place. This event includes gunfire and may not be appropriate for small children. Our re-enactors take turns at the winning and losing roles, so you won’t know who is going to win until the guns fall silent and the smoke clears.

Father’s Day Special – Enjoy Some Ice Cream with Dad

What could be better than an historic train ride with Dad on Father’s Day? Join us this Father’s Day, when everyone can enjoy free ice cream as part of the fun. Trains depart on the hour from 11 AM until 3 PM. All departures are from Sanders Station at 128 Bridge Street in Phillips. You may depart on one train and return on a later one if Dad wants to explore the roundhouse complex. Kids of all ages might enjoy taking the hand car for a spin too!