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Prairie Dog Central Railway

Prairie Dog Central Railway
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Inkster Junction Station | Prairie Dog Trail, Inkster Blvd., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

The Prairie Dog Central is a 1800s vintage train operated by the Vintage Railway club in Wpg. Several old restored engines and cars are run so you never know what you will get on any one day. Runs 5 cars and each one is different...More

Thank CEJManitoba
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

It’s an ok train ride. Very slow. The views are predictable which is basically fields of prairie farm. The little town of gross isle has few interesting building and history. You have to buy your lunch in town and you have to bring cash as...More

1  Thank jrestar
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

My son decided he wanted to ride the train for his eleventh birthday...and now he wants to make it a yearly tradition. The day was well organized. The stop in Grosse Isle was fun and relaxing. There was plenty of time during the stopover to...More

Thank Natalie K
Reviewed July 9, 2018

A group of us thought that taking a ride on the Prairie Dog Central for an old fashioned excursion would be a great thing to do on a leisurely Sunday. The train with the original steam engine and original train cars must have been quite...More

Thank geri22017
Reviewed September 3, 2017

Went on Sept 2nd 2017 - theme: Planes trains automobiles Likes: Windows on the train open allowing for a nice breeze; gross isle baking is delicious; heritage houses are interesting look into the past Dislikes: Train stalled on the way back due to conductor not...More

5  Thank shawn4321
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

Great day with three generations- took the train ride out to a small town with a small historic village and fantastic home made pies! Check out the schedule - today they had a great blue grass band on board that were excellent. Fun for the...More

1  Thank NTValadao
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

Went there with my dad and his gf. It was a cowboy event where we get hijack by bad guys. It was so much fun and they feed you a meal at Grosse Isle. It was relaxing and the four adults loved it!

Thank Wicca2010
Reviewed July 30, 2017

Took their family fun day special to Grosse Isle. If you like old trains, this one is the oldest in North America. An 1880s vintage coal fired 4-4-0 steam locomotive pulling several 1890s vintage passenger cars. Not all of their scheduled runs are steam. They...More

Thank kyleok
Reviewed September 22, 2016

Beautiful train cars are worth seeing. However it was a very slow tour to a town with food that had been sitting for quite some time, and a decent but cheesy magic show there. There were a few cool things to see in the little...More

2  Thank Celeste S
Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

This was our fourth trip on the heritage steam train from Winnipeg to Grosse Isle. Booking on line was a breeze but be sure to take advantage of the family rate and then add the kids to get the best value. Finding the station from...More

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Response from chutneywalla | Reviewed this property |
About $33 for an adult. Station is awkward to access from the west by taking Centreport Way and then looping back on Park Royale Way. Access from the east is more direct. See their website for directions and to book on line. More
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