The Wild West was never any wilder than these rail trips through time! Due to the high likelihood of outlaw activity, you’ll be “protected” by our own cowboy lawmen. Should there be any sign of desperados, you can expect an authentic conflict played out in the lush Buckingham countryside right in front of your train car! This is always a big hit with kids of all ages.
The trips are sponsored by the Old Dominion Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. The organization is committed to preserving Virginia rail history and to sharing it with the public. The James River rambler's diesel engine dates to the 1950's and the passenger cars to the 1920's. Riders can choose either climate controlled cars or catch the fabulous views from the open-air cars. (Approximately 45% of our seats are in open-sided cars and therefore subject to weather conditions. Purchase of a ticket DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOU A SEAT IN ONE OF THE ENCLOSED CARS. Seating is on a first-aboard=first choice basis. Reserved seating is not available.)