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A CP Huntingtion locomotive carries visitors across a tunnel.
Explore | Exhibit

The Train

All aboard the Ellerbe Creek Railway for an old-time train ride through the Museum grounds! Take a 10-minute ride through the Museum park on our beloved scale replica C.P. Huntington locomotive. As you make two laps around the track, keep an eye out for creative art installations that encourage you to notice your surroundings in a new and whimsical way.

With our wheelchair accessible ramp and railcar, everyone can enjoy the ride.

Locomotive made possible by a generous donation from the Teer family.

Schedule + Tickets

The train runs daily (weather permitting) beginning at 10 am and ending at 4 pm. For specific times please check the daily train schedule posted at the front desk.

Train rides cost $4 per person for members and $5.50 per person for the general public. Children age two and under ride free on an adult’s lap. If you are part of a group, we suggest a minimum of one adult per every five students. Tickets are available daily on a first-come, first-served basis at the front desk.

Woman and child ride open air train and point at something out of view.

Durham railway history

Explore a piece of local railway history! Our caboose was donated to the Museum by the Durham and Southern Railway and the Seaboard Air Line Railroad in 1965. It originally ran on the Seaboard line as SAL 5306, before it was rebranded as D&S X-86 as a memorial. Though it never ran on the D&S rails, it has hosted many adventures for the children of Durham and beyond.

Caboose bearing Durham and Southern Railway logo