Iron Mountain Railway
Iron Mountain Railway
4
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
Our train, is a traveling history museum with passenger cars that are 92 years old. Stepping back in time, we want you to make some memories as we travel along the tracks. The Iron Mountain is the only train we know of that is run entirely by trained volunteers. Every person you meet is a person who volunteers their personal time to make sure we share a part of history with you. We want our passengers to have a good time, and we work very hard to make that happen. There are lots of activities going on during our excursions. Trains robberies, treasure hunts, music, dinosaurs---you just never know who will show up for the ride. But we guarantee it won't be ordinary.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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boonutsmom
Saint Louis, MO210 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Old, run down, unkept, boring, short ride. We couldn't wait for it to end.
Written June 20, 2012
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PT B
Olathe, KS620 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Saint Louis Iron Mountain and Southern Railway Company is a down home, back country attraction that contains some surprises. They are in the major process of rebuilding their steam locomotive. The rolling stock is not that impressive looking from the outside, but inside it has been refinished beautifully. The two heavy weight 1930s cars have polished wood tables and comfortable curved seats where you can enjoy your snacks. The third passenger car is 1950s stainless steel sided, reupholstered, and AIR CONDITIONED for those really hot days. Don't forget to visit the bright red caboose which has been refinished into an amazing example of what can be done with wood and a RR themed interior.

When the train stops at the park to reverse directions, you have the opportunity to pass next to the hard working (and running) diesel engines on your way to the cab for a brief tour and the opportunity to sound the horn yourself.

Be forewarned that train robbers have been known to appear in this part of the country and they are liable to steal kisses from any young lasses who can penetrate their beards.
Written September 7, 2009
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M S
Mehlville2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Couples
Wonderful trip to see/ride this train operated by Volunteers. Delicious home cooked cupcakes, brownies, fudge, and cookies, along with chocolate candy, all provided free of charge! I had a great time, it was just myself and my husband, and I am a "low key" train fan. Got to tour and ride up in the cab with the engineer! The volunteers were very welcoming and thankful to the visitors. I would recommend it to families with kids for sure, low prices, friendly people, crayons at the table, a coloring contest for the kids with prizes, and birthdays were announced. There is a small museum also. The outside of the train shows it's age, but the inside is totally redone, and looks great! Trains only run on Saturday though....
The Name is actually, "St.Louis Iron Mountain Railroad"
Written June 2, 2012
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Bprice256
Ardmore, OK22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012
We went to ride with Santa and my kids loved it. It was a slow train ride but the volunteers kept us very entertained. We went 5 miles in 2 hours! The kids for to have hot chocolate, cookies, and played games. Got to sit on Santa's lap and got reindeer food to feed the reindeer. Very cute and well put together. We definitely do it again.
Written May 27, 2013
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Donna J
Shawnee, KS82 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016
This was a very cool train ride. At first, we found it to be just a little dull and wondered if it was worth the 6 hour drive, but then things got exciting! We were able to go up in the engine and our daughter was allowed to drive the train! There are three passenger cars. The first has all wooden table and benches, like booths at a restaurant. These are great for families with small children. They even provide coloring books and crayons. The second car was from the 1920's and had both front and rear facing seats as well as a few more tables with benches. This was the train car we preferred. It was very old (from the 20's, don't expect fancy) but very cool. The third car had more of the plush, bus style, seating. This is the only car that is air conditioned! It is first-come, first-serve on the seating so I would suggest getting there early, especially if you want an air conditioned seat. They begin loading at 12:30 and the train left promptly at 1pm sharp. You can purchase your tickets with credit/debit cards but they only take cash on the train. On the train, they sell snacks (homemade cupcakes, a few candy items, slushies, bottle water, and soda) for .50 or $1.00. They also sell souvenirs, like train whistles, hats, t-shirts, etc. There is not a gift shop at the depot. They also had face painting on the train and the artist accepted cash donations. They did serve us watermelon included in our ticket price. The train travels straight out several miles, and then just comes straight back. It's best to keep in mind that this is a non-profit and everyone that works here is a volunteer. They all have a passion to keep this train running. Ask any of them their story and they'll be happy to share. It really is very sweet.
Written July 4, 2016
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Marlys P
Sedalia, MO29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
We went on the 1930's ride and had a very good time. Bonnie and Clyde robbed us. All the volunteers that make this train possible are so nice and kind. We had S'mores at the little village and enjoyed the stories and history of the train. If you are looking for a simple few hours of fun, this is the place to be. They have activities for the kids and offer very inexpensive snacks.
Written June 5, 2016
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Jon S
Cape15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Family
I just finished the Santa Train ride with my 5 and 8 year olds. Terrific fun for both of my kids. First, Santa was awesome! This ride saved me from a mall Santa so we are already ahead. We will definitely do this again next year!
Written December 15, 2013
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Celeste S
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
They used to have a real working steam train you could ride, now it's just a desiel locomotive pulling a few old cars. Not exciting, I can get on Amtrack and actually go some where but I want the nostalgia of the old time steam train back
Written August 13, 2012
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Vern O
Spring Hill, FL280 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
The St. Louis Iron Mountain Railway is run solely on ticket sales and donations. All the folks that make this attraction possible are volunteers. We drove from Florida 1000 miles to take the Ghost Dinner Train on October 31st. All the people connected with this train are very courteous and want to help in any way they can. They maintain all the track and all the cars that run on this track. We had just a delightful time. The food was outstanding and the service was above reproach. Even if you are not a train nut you need to experience this attraction. Well worth the money and the price should be much higher.
Written October 31, 2015
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MickeyLa
Saint Louis, MO428 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Friends
We had a great ride on this old train! They provide lots of information about the train and the area along the way, and they keep the kids interested with coloring contests, singing, face painting, and other on-board activities (like books in the seat rows). There are snacks to purchase on board (and we brought leftovers on board from BG's Old Tyme Deli). The train makes a brief stop at a "village", but it had been rainy that week so we couldn't get through too much of it because of the mud. Otherwise, it was great and the kids really enjoyed it!
Written April 22, 2015
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