The museum is open Saturdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm CDT (Chicago time).
Availability: Dates Available Soon
Info: Several restrictions and requirements are in place for this experience.
PLEASE NOTE: Our Throttle Time Program is currently on-hold. Please be patient while we make this program bigger and better!
Have you ever wanted to operate a diesel locomotive? You can at the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum! Our Throttle Time Program allows you to climb up into the cab of real diesel engine, pull back on the throttle, ring the bell and blow the horn. Learn how to handle a real locomotive with supervised engineer experience.
The program is open to anyone 18 years of age or older who holds a valid driver's license, can meet the physical standards, and other requirements. All time slots must be reserved in advance, as availability is limited. We reserve the right to cancel appointments and change equipment as needed.
Each 30-minute time slot is $120. You may purchase as many time slots as you wish to extend your experience, but all time slots must be consecutive. You can purchase time slots on different dates.
NO REFUNDS - read our full policy here.
There are several restrictions for our Throttle Time program. There are no exceptions!
If you would like more information about our Throttle Time Program, please fill out the form below or contact [email protected].
574-896-3950 Depot Phone