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Train Operating Schedule 2014

(Train runs only on these dates)
Sat/Sun Jun 21/22 - Family Train Ride
Sat/Sun Jul 26/27 - Bandit Hold-Up
Sat/only Aug 2 - Family Train Ride
Sat/Sun Aug 9/10 - Wild West Weekend
Sat/only Aug 16 - Kid's Magic Train
Sat/Sun Aug 23/24 - Closed for "D" Day
Sat/Sun Aug 30/31 - Bandit Hold-Up
Sat/Sun Sep 27/28 - Civil War Train Raid
Sat/Sun Oct 4/5 - Pumpkin & Magic
Sat/Sun Oct 11/12 - Pumpkin & Magic
Sat/Sun Oct 18/19 - Pumpkin & Magic
Sat/Sun Oct 25/26 - Pumpkin & Magic +
Sat/Sun Oct 25/26 - Veteran's Appreciation
Sat/Sun Dec 6/7 - Santa on the Train
Sat/Sun Dec 13/14 - Santa on the Train
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Travel back in history to a "Time Gone-By" and enjoy an hour long family train ride covering twelve miles over the last remaining portion of the New York Central's passenger line, Ashtabula to Youngstown and Pittsburgh, via the P&LE, with a branch to Oil City, PA.

Ride in vintage coaches dating back into the mid 1920's, two are former commuter cars having open windows and ceiling fans, one is fully Air-Conditioned with lavatory. An open car is used as weather permits. One commuter car has been converted in to a Club Car featuring light refreshment and gift souvenirs. All enclosed coaches can be heated during our fall and Christmas journeys.

The AC&J operates on select weekends from mid June through October and in December for "Santa on the Train". Our events are "Family Friendly" for all ages. You are invited to consider attending the "D Day" re-enactment at Conneaut during the weekend of August 22 to 23 (Friday & Saturday) the AC&J will be closed that weekend August 23 & 24, 2014.

Reservations are not needed for groups of less than twenty with group rates beginning at twenty or more with a reservation and single payment.

Advance tickets are available through our web site www.familytrainrides.com for upcoming events and rides. Paid reservations are recommended for "Santa on the Train" in December. Motor Coaches are welcome during the week, except Monday, and on weekends with one per departure with advance notice. Please see either our Group Rates or Tour Group Rates for further details.

Protective footwear is required, flip-flops/ sandals are discouraged and bare feet are prohibited both in the train and on the platform.

Boarding is from a ground level platform using a traditional step stool plus three steps, hand rails are available. The AC&J is not handicap accessible due to the age of our equipment.



We welcome charter inquiries. Group rates available. More information about Group Tours is available here.


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NOTE: When assigned seating is being used select the coach and specific seats as the site cannot handle larger numbers through "Best Available" or "Adult / Child" options.


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Ticketing / Cancellation Policy:
Advance tickets are good for the date and time originally sold. Unused tickets may be used for a later departure or event with authorization from ticket agent. Cancellation must be made 3 days (72 hours) in advance of departure to receive a refund which is less convenience charges. There are no refunds for Santa Train "No Shows."