Water and Mud Force Stephenson County’s “Train of Terror” to Cancel

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — One of Freeport’s most unique attractions has to cancel their events for the coming weekend due to mud and rain conditions. The Train of Terror scheduled for this weekend, Saturday October 12th, 2019 has been cancelled.

Officials say that conditions along the tracks are not good at all. Scene people (those who man the individual spooky areas along the Train of Terror ride) cannot get to their spots to set up due to the rain we have had, they said.

“The mud is deep and bad.”

They add when you couple this with the forecasted rain for Thursday and Friday, conditions will continue to deteriorate.

“We understand this is a disappointment, but we want to make sure everyone has a fun and safe experience whether they are at a scene or rider on the train. Our hope is that conditions improve and we can run next weekend.”

The Train of Terror still hopes to be back in business for Oct. 19 and 26.

The Train of Terror embarks upon a surreal realm haunted by ghosts, ghouls, vampires, zombies and other pillars of the un-dead community inside a 1912 steam locomotive on a 3.4 mile round trip excursion into the darkness. Through the years, many terrors have been visited upon the passengers of this train.

Railroad Fares

Adults —————- $8.00
Children Under 12 —– $2.00
Cab Ride ————- $20.00
Train of Terror ——- $8.00

Museum Admission

Adults —————- $4.00
Children Under 12 —– Free

Show Admission

Adults —————- $6.00
Children Under 12 —– $3.00
Season Pass ———- $15.00

  • Steam train departs at 11am, Noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.
  • Train of terror departs at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm.
  • Museum is open 11am – 4pm.
  • Cooper Corliss Engine is open 11am – 4pm.
  • Spring and Fall Suppers – Adults $7, children under 12, $3.

You can learn more about the Train of Terror on their website here.

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