Fraser Trains (Classic Excursion)

Trip Information

The Fraser Train is our classic excursion train, operating daily from Memorial Day Weekend through October 31.  Travel from Boone to the old coal mining town of Fraser (and return) in 1920’s era coach cars, experience what it was like to ride the rails in a caboose, get an unparalleled view of the river valley from our popular open-air car, or enjoy the view from climate controlled comfort from our former Chicago & North Western bi-level coach car.


Concession Car

On most trips, our concession car is open for business.  It features items such as: hot dogs, corn dogs, various chips, cookies, ice cream treats, and beverages for children as well as for aduts. Please keep in mind that the concession car is cash only — it does not accept ATM/Debit/Credit Cards.  For your convenience, an ATM is located in the depot lobby. Typically, the concession car is located toward the middle of the train.  Those passengers riding in the caboose do not have access to the concession car.

Ticket prices, schedule, and additional information

Departure times (Memorial Day Weekend through October 31):

  • Sunday through Friday at 1:30 PM only (Arrives back in Boone at 3:15 PM)
  • Saturday at 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM (Arrives back in Boone at 3:15 PM and 5:45 PM)


  • Classic Coach Class:               Adult $22     Child $9
  • Climate Controlled Coach:     Adult $27     Child $15
  • Valley View:                              Adult $32     Child $17
  • Caboose:                                   Adult $26     Child $14


Dates of operation:  Memorial Day Weekend through October 31

Handicap accessible? Classic Coach Class only (call 1-800-626-0319 to confirm availability)

Climate controlled? Climate Controlled Coach Class only

Restrooms available? Yes

Museum included? Yes

Reservations required? Reservations are strongly recommended year round for Climate Controlled Coach, Valley View, and caboose tickets.  Usually, reservations for Classic Coach Class service are not needed except during the months of September and October.

Other notes: No smoking on board the train, or on museum grounds. Be at the depot one hour prior to departure time. We reserve the right to substitute motive power and/or equipment. Service animals only.