Superhero Express

It seems that trains and superheroes go hand-in-hand... It's about time they get to ride a train that they won't have to rescue!

Suit up – as a superhero or as a heroic difference-maker in your own community – and assemble to ride the train alongside some of your favorite caped crusaders.

Enjoy time on the museum grounds before or after your train ride with a number of Community Heroes, including firefighters, police officers, military, rescue personnel, animal protection agencies, and more. Purchase lunch or a sweet treat from various food trucks, create a FREE superhero-themed craft, and be sure to take lots of photos to commemorate your epic day of fun on the Superhero Express!

Train Rides

Saturday September 21, 2019

Departure Times: 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM

  Age  Price
Infant Under 24 months  Free*
Child 2-11 yrs $12
Community Hero With Valid ID - Purchase upon arrival at ticket window. $15
Adult 12+ yrs $17
Senior 65+ yrs  $15
Military Present Military ID $15
NRHS Present Membership Card $15
Ride in the Caboose with the Brakeman!
  Age Price
  6+ yrs* $25
Ride in the cab with the Engineer!
   Age  Price
  2+ yrs **  $35

Please Note:
Above prices include taxes but not convenience fee. $3.00/ticket purchased on web or $4.00/ticket if purchased through the ticket call center at 205-757-8383

* Caboose riders ages 2yrs-12 yrs must be accompanied by a caboose ticketed adult age 18 yrs or older. 

** Locomotive riders ages 2 yrs-12 yrs must be accompanied by a locomotive ticketed adult age 18 yrs or older.

Infant Tickets

Under 24 months ride free of charge though required to sit in an adult’s lap at all times. When ordering your tickets, select "Coach Infant" for no additional charge. If you did not order an infant ticket with your initial order, notify the ticket agent upon your arrival at the Calera Depot that you have a child under 24 months that will sit in your lap, and you will receive an infant ticket. For your safety, strollers and infant car seat carriers are not permitted aboard the train.

Wheelchair Accessibility

Our train has wheelchair accessible accommodations on the Long Island 2972 and Open Air Car 1121. Wheelchair loading and unloading occurs at the Calera Depot with a MobiLift wheelchair lift. We do not have wheelchair boarding capabilities at stops such as Ozan Winery, Cottontail’s Meadow for the Cottontail Express, or the Pumpkin Patch for the Pumpkin Patch Express. Note: A person in your party must be in a wheelchair to purchase this ticket. This is only a space for a wheelchair, no seat is provided.

Click here for more accessibility information.

Please arrive at least 1 hour prior to your departure time to:

- Find appropriate parking

- Pick up your tickets at the Calera Depot

- Use the restrooms at the Gift Shop

- Check out the Depot Museum exhibits

- Tour our collection of railroad equipment in Clark Yard

- Visit our working Signal Garden

- Take photos

- Shop the Gift Shop, and

- Get in position to board the train.


There are no working restrooms on our vintage railcars. Please use the restroom at the Gift Shop prior to boarding.

Purchase Tickets for Superhero Express Here!