Lake Rion Diner

Ride with style in our climate controlled 1924 dining car.  The car has large picture windows, table seating for four, with a drink and snack provided. Limited tickets based on a first come/ first serve basis. Small parties of 2 or 3 can expect other people to be assigned to their table.  Parties larger than 4 will be seated at multiple tables as close together as possible.  The Lake Rion may not be available on all trains.


Ride in our historic 1952 passenger cars which includes bench seating along open windows and a narrated tour.


Enjoy a relaxing trip in a 1940 Nickel Plate Road caboose or a 1975 B&O/Chessie caboose. Each bay window caboose seats up to 7 passengers. Cabooses may not be available during some special events.

Open-Air Car

Have the best view of the line and the countryside. Please note: this car will run rain or shine and is open to the sun and other elements, please dress accordingly.

Pumpkin Patch:

Usually offered the last 2 Saturdays before Halloween. Children of all ages ride the train to the pumpkin patch in Greenbriar where Children 12 and under can select a pumpkin, decorate the pumpkin, get their faces painted, play games, and other activities.  Food trucks, Kettle Corn and Funnel cakes are usually available in Greenbriar.

Santa Trains:

Ride the train with our favorite visitor from the North Pole.  Enjoy the scenery as Santa walks the length of the train talking to families and posing for pictures.  The train does not return until Santa has talked to everyone on the train.  Trains are scheduled for the first 3 Saturdays in December.  Click the Get Tickets button for times and prices.

Private Charters:

We currently offer two types of charter service: The Group Coach Charter or the Dining/Lounge Car Charter.
Private train charters are available anytime during non operating times. All charters are operated on the Museum’s railroad only.

For making charter arrangements, please contact the Charter Coordinator at 803-635-9893 or or write:
Attn: Charter Coordinator, The South Carolina Railroad Museum, Inc., P.O. Box 7246, Columbia, S.C. 29202-7246.

Get Your Tickets

Museum Office Hours: 10:00 am-4:00 pm Wednesday thru Saturday.

Closed on holidays.