Mudball Express

Spring in the Secret Valley is a magical experience, as the deep forests come back to life. Join us this season as we paint the line with the brilliant colors of native wild flowers.

Passengers will be encouraged to toss ecologically correct mudballs – yes, real mudballs, laden with native wildflower seeds – from the train. Riders, ages 6 years and up, will learn about both local history as the train runs through the scenic landscape rich with America’s iron-industry heritage and about environmental restoration - maintaining and restoring the Earth.

The nearly two hour journey will provide many rewards but none greater than children and families working directly with Mother Nature, and each other, to keep a natural balance alive and well.

May 19 at 2:30PM our First Class Parlor Passengers to enjoy a wine tasting by Setter Ridge Vineyards. Tastings for those 21 and above.

Prices may vary when there is a tasting in the parlor car.


Fares may vary based upon meal options.

Age / Car Deluxe Coach Dining Car 1st Class Parlor Locomotive
Adult (13-64) $36.00 $65.00 $55.00 $175.00
Child (2-12) $28.00 $58.00 N/A N/A
Senior (65+) $31.00 $60.00 $55.00 $150.00
Toddler (<2) $6.00 $15.00 N/A N/A

Coach/Car Descriptions


Departure Date Departure Time(s) Tickets
Saturday, May. 18, 2019 2:30PM
Sunday, May. 19, 2019 2:30 PM