CHARTER THE TRAIN
Excursions, Lunch, or Pizza Train
West Michigan's All-Volunteer
Celebrating 25 years!
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311 E. Danforth St.
PO Box 55
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Charters Available April 1 - December 21
Call (616) 997-7000 Ext. #1 to charter your train!
Drivers, Tour Group Hosts & Teachers Ride Free!
All Discounts and Dates must be confirmed by the Charter Agent
Ask Agent about Our HOBO BINDLE LUNCH,
or our ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT PIZZA TRAIN SPECIAL
Business or Social Group Rates
FARE: $11.50 PER PERSON
10 - 29 Passengers:
Seating on any regularly scheduled Wed. or Sat. Excursion. Your group has the choice of your own private car or to be seated with the walk-up passengers.
30 - 200 Passengers:
Larger Groups may Charter the train on ANY open date and time of their choice.
Senior Group Rates
FARE: $10.50 PER PERSON
10 - 29 Passengers:
Seating on any regularly scheduled Wednesday or Saturday Excursion. Your group has the choice of your own private car or to be seated with the walk-up passengers.
30 or More Passengers:
Large groups may charter the train on ANY open date and time of their choice.
School, Church or Youth Group Rates
FARE: $9.50 PER PERSON - All ages
Free passengers will be confirmed by the Charter Agent
Pre-school through High School age groups of 30 or more may charter the train on any open date and time of their choice.
Groups of less than 30 can be accommodated on our regularly scheduled Wednesday or Saturday Excursions which depart the station at 11 am and 1 pm. Wednesday Excursions are offered May through October. Saturday Excursions run April though November.
The Coopersville & Marne Railway now has certified Operation Lifesaver presenters that can come to your school (or group) prior to your charter to give a free presentation from Operation Lifesaver regarding safety at railroad crossings & property. Just click on the Operation Lifesaver logo and then "Presenters" for more information.
All charters must be confirmed by the Charter Agent at least 48 hours prior to your desired departure date and time.
Call (616) 997-7000 Ext. #1 to Charter your Train!
HOBO BINDLE LUNCH
bin-dle (bin/del), n. Slang. a bundle carried by a hobo.
[Special use of C&M Ry Co. to denote a delicious offering. ie: A Bindle Lunch]
Group charters of 30 or more pick up their pre-ordered Bindles at the Station, sling the sticks over their shoulders with stuffed Bandannas attached (just like the Hobos of days-gone-by) and trek to their awaiting antique passenger coach! (This time the 'bo rides inside!)
After the guests board, they unwrap the Bindles at their tables and find freshly made,
Chef Cut and piled high on a bakery fresh Keiser Bun: Roast Beef, Honey Ham or Smoked Turkey
topped with Provolone Cheese and Iceburg Lettuce.
Also in the Bindle are bags of crisp potato chips and tasty cookies.
(So fresh, they could have been stolen right from a farmhouse kitchen window.)
Beverages and condiments are served by the Train Steward.
In the event of inclement weather, Bindles will be served on board.
Keep the Bindles as a souvenir of your fun journey!
Cost is just $11.50 per person + Train Fare!
Call the Charter Agent at (616) 997-7000 Ext. 1
to arrange your Hobo Bindle Charter!
PIZZA TRAIN SPECIAL
Available for Charter Groups of 30 or more after 11 am on the Date and Time of Your Choice
All-You-Can-Eat Pepperoni or Double Cheese Pizza
Served by the Train Steward with Guest's Choice of Soft Beverage
$8.50 per person + Train Fare
Call Charter Agent (616) 997-7000 Ext. 1
to arrange your Pizza Train Special Charter!