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Friday, August 30, 2013 12:10 AM

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The Allen County Historical Society will host three “Ridin’ the Rails” train excursions on Sept. 22.

Experience history with a 42-mile, round-trip train ride from Lima’s Lincoln Park to Jackson Center on the Genesee & Wyoming Road, courtesy of the Cincinnati Railway Company. Two 1962 Nickel Plate Engines (#901 painted as NKP & #902 painted as Great Miami) and four coach cars built in Montreal in 1958 will carry passengers on an entertaining trip.

The trips are set for 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Each excursion will be narrated by noted author, storyteller and train enthusiast Scott Trostel and accommodate 300 people.

Restrooms are available in each car and refreshments and souvenirs will be sold onboard.

The cost for tickets is $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Babies held on a lap are free.

The historic train display at Lincoln Park will be open for free tours.

Participants are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance at the Allen County Museum or order online at allencountymuseum.org. Unsold tickets will be available the day of the excursion at Lincoln Park. Credit card orders cannot be accepted after Sept. 16.

Tickets good for specified departure time only and are not refundable, exchangeable or transferable.

This historic train is not ADA accessible, heated or air conditioned.

Riders should arrive 30 minutes prior to departure time. Boarding begins 10 minutes prior to departure.

Parking is available at the medical building across the street from the fire station. A drop-off area will be available at Lincoln Park with limited handicap parking.

Tickets cannot be mailed. Please pick them up at the Museum or at the “will-call” station at Lincoln Park the day of the excursion.

For more information, call 419-222-9426 or visit the www.allencountymuseum.org.

 

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