The annual Appanoose Country Train Rides will be July 10 and 11 in Moravia. The scenic 70-minute train ride in an open air passenger car pulled by a diesel-electric engine begins at the Wabash Depot Museum and travels north to Albia and return.  

There are nine departure times during the weekend. Saturday departure times are 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.  Sunday departure times are 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for children six through 12, and $3 for children five and under. Reservations are strongly recommended.

“We continue to sell out each year,” said Joyce Bieber, executive director or the Centerville-Rathbun Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the rides. “There is a tremendous amount of interest in trains statewide and people drive for hundreds of miles for the opportunity to ride.”  

For more information or to purchase tickets contact the Centerville-Rathbun Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, (641) 437-4102 or (800) 611-3800. Proceeds from the train rides support tourism projects in Appanoose County.

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