Party on! In the Party Caboose
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Party on with the Party Caboose!
Everyone loves a party, so plan your special day with the Prairie Dog Central Railway and the Party Caboose! Reserved exclusively for you and your party, the Party Caboose travels at the rear of the train during the outbound journey and at the front of the train for the return.

There are 2 booking options available for the Party Caboose; either must be booked by calling 204 832 5259 during business hours. These options cannot be booked online.

Ride in the Caboose

For a cost of $40 per passenger you will have the exclusive use of our Vintage 1912 Caboose for the trip to Grosse Isle, for the stopover at Grosse Isle and for the trip back to Inkster Junction Station. The Caboose holds a maximum of 12 persons while in transit and 15 to 20 when stationary. There is table space, storage and lots of seating for your guests. You are more than welcome to sit upstairs in the cupola during the ride. Book early to take advantage of this unique opportunity to ride inside a Caboose. When riding in the Caboose you will have a qualified member of PDCR staff with you during the trip to ensure your safety.

Rent the Caboose for the Stopover at Grosse Isle

This would see your passengers travelling in the regular coaches for the trip with exclusive use of the Caboose for the stopover only. Each passenger must purchase a regular train ticket plus there is an additional charge of $50 for the use of the Caboose at Grosse Isle. Your time in the caboose will be between 45 and 60 minutes. The Caboose can hold a maximum of 15 to 20 when stationary.

In both instances the Caboose can be decorated with balloons. If you wish to bring along your own decorations then we can have a Porter available to assist you. We do not provide snacks or food. You can either bring your own packed lunch and we will safely transport it in the Caboose during the trip, or, you can purchase hot dogs/smokies, pies/tarts, ice cream, freezies and hot and cold drinks from the friendly volunteers of Grosse Isle. 

Please Note: The Party Caboose is only available between mid-May and the end of September on our regular scheduled daytime trains and must be booked in advance. Bookings are taken on a first come/first serve basis.

If you require more information or would like to book the Caboose then please call our Ticket Office during business hours, 204 832 5259, alternatively you can send an email to Early booking is recommended as there is a limited number of slots available.


Party Caboose                $50 inclusive of GST plus train tickets
Ride In the Caboose       $40 inclusive of GST per person (no additional train tickets required)