Until the 1980s, the caboose was once found at the end of every
freight train in America. It’s where the crew would eat, sleep, and
work, becoming their home away from home on long trips. Ride and tour
authentically restored cabooses from a variety of historical eras.
Your fun and exciting train ride experience starts just 20 minutes south of Rochester!
Enter our historic Industry depot and purchase your ticket from the
friendly agent inside. Tour our displays while you wait to board your
train. You will be welcomed aboard by friendly volunteers as you enjoy
your ride aboard restored freight train cabooses. Disembark at our
Restoration Shop to tour our collection of historic railroad equipment.
Peek behind the scenes to see how we preserve Rochester’s rich
railroading history for future generations to enjoy. Your return trip
arrives at Industry depot, where you will have time to enjoy our
displays and museum grounds.