The Spirit of Jasper Train welcomes all to climb aboard a first-class excursion and experience the past in a time when traveling by rail was an exciting, elegant experience. The Spirit of Jasper Train schedule is available to pick an excursion and sit back and enjoy the rhythm of the rails on the restored passenger train cars. They offer multiple excursions, from Ride & Dine, Pizza and Beer Ride & Dine, Chocolate, Wine & Dine, and the Fall Foliage Ride & Dine. The choice of adventure one wishes to take lies within the individual. Each excursion departs from the Jasper Train Depot and takes on an 18-mile, round-trip dining experience.
Ride & Dine Excursion-Tour scenic Dubois County on the climate-controlled Spirit of Jasper. This pleaseure trip includes a meal catered by Sander Catering. A full-service cash bar is also available. Price $65 per person
Chocolate, Wine & Dine-Ride the rails in luxury and comfort for a deliciously fun adult experience (21 and above)! The Chocolate Wine & Dine venture includes tempting treats from Jasper’s locally owned Chocolate Bliss, wine tasting, plus a Sander Catering meal with dessert. A full-service cash bar is also available. Price $90 per person
Pizza and Beer Ride & Dine-Enjoy the incredible taste of local favorite, Monte’s Pizza. This adult outing (21 and above) also features cold Anheuser-Bush beer. Included 3 beer tickets as well. A full-service cash bar is also available. Price $50 per person
Group and charter excursions are also available. The Spirit of Jasper is perfect for a change of pace to hose family reunions, corporate parties, wedding celebrations, and much more! Leave the driving to the conductor as your group enjoys beautiful scenery, good conversation, and the rare experience of traveling on this extraordinary vintage train. The Jasper Train Depot, built to replicate the original depot, is also available to rent for parties, meetings, and other public events.
History of the Train Cars
This one-of-a-kind passenger train has three different cars available that were restored by the City of Jasper employees and generous local corporations and businesses as well as one car leased from the monon Railroad. The Club Car #200 was originally built for the Milwaukee Railroad in the 1940’s and used as an overnight coach car. It was rebuilt as a passenger car with club-seating for 40 passengers. The lounge Car #300 was built between 1917 and 1922 and was originally equipped with shelving and used as a “coffin car” to transport deceased World War 1 soliders back to their hometowns. It was rebuilt in a dining car seating configuration and seats 48 passengers. The Parlour Car #400 was believed to have been built in the 1940’s and used for a military hospital car. It was renovated and is set up in a modern contemporary seating configuration with leather couches, and LCD flat screens, and a 19 foot-long bar. It holds 26 passengers but is not used for dining purposes. The Monon Car is leased from its owners “The Monon Railroad Historical-Technical Society, Inc”. It was built in 1924 for the Great Northern Railroad and named the “Great Spirit”. In 1954 the Monon Railroad purchased it and modernized for the use of Warren Brown, President of the Monon Railroad. This car provides seating for 30 passengers who will experience luxurious dining with table side service and plated meals.