Food, bathrooms ,pets, etc.
PLEASE READ - Thank
IMPORTANT! Reservation Policy!: This is repeated
elsewhere on this website, but just to be clear: Reservations are REQUIRED
for ALL trains in the month of October, as well as ALL Holiday Trains and any
other special event trains.
All other trains operate on a strictly first-come-first-serve basis.
Please only call to make reservations if you are bringing a large group.
restrooms on the train, we have port-a-johns on site at the station.
You are welcome
to bring a picnic lunch and eat right on the train! We
do have snacks and soft drinks in the station for sale that you are also
welcome to take on the train. (Also at affordable prices).
Temperature policy: If the
temperature is forecasted to be above 95 degrees, we will not
run. If in doubt, call us!
Inclement Weather: We're
the opposite of government; things have to get pretty bad for us
to not operate. Excessive lightening or unusually bad
storms (IE: it's hailing sideways!) are the exceptions.
If in doubt, call us!
no pets. Licensed Guide and Therapy Dogs Only.
Dogs MUST have a work dog harness on.
Parking is free.
handicap accessible, however we do have a boarding ramp, (with a drop down
metal boarding plate), for the transfer caboose # 200. That caboose has tables
and open decks on either end. One end has a 36" door to inside that can
accommodate a wheelchair. The port-a johns however can not accommodate a
There are no seat
belts on the train; we run slow enough that this is not an issue. You
are welcome to bring babies or toddlers in a carrier or stroller. We do
ask that children not sit on the tables. You can not move between cars
while the train is moving as each car is secured with gates.
encouraged to ask any and all questions and we will try to answer (same for
adults). We were all kids once.
are accepting credit cards, and we can take cash,
travelers checks or personal checks with proper ID.
we do not have any ATM
machines at the station.
(Groups must pay for tickets upon arrival, we
cannot bill for tickets).
Q: "It's 1:59 and most of us are already
on the train, but a few members of our party got lost and will
be here in just a few minutes. Can you hold the train up?"
A: Short answer-No. Long answer-Nooooooooo.
Q: I didn't know I needed reservations for
(insert train that you need reservations for.) Why didn't
I know that?
A: Because you didn't check our website, or read our
brochure, or call us, or email us. The latter of which you
can do by clicking the link directly below this sentence.
Please contact us for any questions not answered
is the Kiski Junction Railroad?
We are a working freight railroad, that serves Allegheny Ludlum Bagdad steel mill for a living, and operates
tourist trains as a sideline. We have been in operation since 1995.-
We have been Featured on
Pennsylvania Cable Network,
KDKA TV-2, in
Magazine, are included in the Rivers of Steel Heritage Tours, and numerous regional newspapers,
magazines and web sites. We work with many tourist agencies,
schools and travel companies in the region. See our ads in
Pittsburgh Parent Magazine.
Come and enjoy a short, fun, safe, train ride
on a real working railroad!
We have numerous times earned the American Shortline,
Regional, Railroad Association "Jake" award for safety and they are all proudly
displayed in our station. We are also proud of our Federal Railroad Administration "no defects found" track
County Tourist Bureau
County Tourist Bureau
you do exactly?
What we do is take custom remodeled, clean,
comfortable, safe passenger cars, many equipped with tables, on a one hour round
trip ride, along the scenic Allegheny or Kiski rivers June-October.
see pictures of the cars
When: do you
run passenger trains?
Our schedule is here.
events rides: Fall Leaf,
Where: are you
We are located in Schenley , Gilpin Twp.,
Armstrong County, in the Southwest corner of Pennsylvania, about 30 miles
northeast of Pittsburgh - click here for directions.
can I make
buy tickets to ride?
We do not sell tickets in advance,
reservations needed on regular runs, no
deposits required, just come and ride. If you have a group, it would be wise to
call or email
first so we can take all our cars along. All seat selection is first come first serve.
suggest arriving 1/2 hour before departure because we leave EXACTLY as sheduled.
We do run Fall Leaf Excursions and
trains, these and other specials ARE operated on
advanced reservations only
all details are on the events page
We now accept these credit cards
can I make
buy discount tickets for a group to ride?
We do not offer group discounts.
no longer guarantee our availability to do special runs for large groups.
Try taking our Kiski Junction Railroad Safety Quiz ...