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Real Train Rentals for Birthday Parties

Are you planning on throwing a train theme birthday party for your child and want it to be simply unforgettable? We have got some great options for that very special day. Imagine your own private caboose awaiting you on a special railroad siding, festively decorated with colorful balloons. And if that's not enough, then how about joining that same caboose behind a steam locomotive for a wonderful train ride. Sometimes, tourist train operators might not be able hook the caboose due to technical difficulty. But, they will offer you a complementary ride on their train. We recommend you to call and talk to them about all available options. Caboose rentals are very popular, so plan ahead.

1. Wilmington & Western Railroad:
2201 Newport-Gap Pike (Route 41 North), Wilmington, DE 19808
Treat children of all ages to a birthday party aboard our red caboose! Our antique red caboose is the perfect way to celebrate a birthday as a private group aboard one of our regularly scheduled trains. You supply the food, drinks and balloons, and we supply the caboose and tracks! Each of our cabooses feature tables and benches, as well as a uniformed car host. The cabooses have windows and doors that open during the summer and heaters for the winter. And kids love riding the train from high up in the cupola! Our red caboose offers a distinctly different way of celebrating your child's next birthday party.
Website: Wilmington & Western Railroad   Phone: 302-998-1930

2. Roaring Camp Railroads:
5355 Graham Hill Rd, Felton, CA 95018.
The most exciting place for that special birthday party is waiting for you at Roaring Camp. We offer unique party packages: a private caboose festively decorated, a charming one-room schoolhouse, a blue ox canopy package, and a Thomas the Tank Engine™ package. Besides private and playful venues, no birthday party at Roaring Camp would be complete without a steam train excursion to Bear Mountain and back. Imagine your own private caboose awaiting you on a special railroad siding at Roaring Camp, festively decorated with colorful balloons. Your caboose is joined to the last scheduled train of the day for a 75-minute excursion through the redwood forest to Bear Mountain and back to Roaring Camp.Your private car is returned to its private railroad siding.
Website: Roaring Camp Railroads   Phone: 831-335-4484

3. Asheville's Fun Depot:
7 Roberts Road, Asheville, NC 28803.

All the fun with none of the fuss – our birthday parties are loaded with everything you need for the perfect party or gathering. At Asheville's Fun Depot, not only does every party take place in a private party room, you also get your own party host or hostess to accommodate your every need. Have your special event or birthday party in our authentic caboose! Parties are booked on a first come, first serve basis. For your convenience we offer ice cream cups and party platters (chicken fingers, hot wings & finger sandwiches) for an additional charge. Children can be added to your party for an additional fee. Please call for pricing. 
Website: Asheville's Fun Depot   Phone: 866-303-4FUN or 828-277-2FUN

4. Essex Steam Train:
One Railroad Avenue, Essex, CT 06426.

A party on a Little Red Caboose? What a good idea! What fun! Kids of all ages will enjoy this unique setting for a party that will be long remembered. The caboose can accommodate up to 18 people (16 children & 2 adults) on an eleven-mile trip behind a coal burning steam locomotive in the beautiful Connecticut River Valley. A host will be on board to point out interesting places along the line and tell about life aboard the caboose. Caboose Birthday Parties are very popular, so make your reservation today!
Website:Essex Steam Train   Phone: 800-377-3987

5. Orange Empire Railway Museum:
2201 S. "A" St., Perris CA 92570.

The Birthday Caboose is another great way for families to enjoy the Orange Empire Railway Museum. Located in Riverside County, CA, the Museum and it's Birthday Caboose provide a great place to bring friends and family for an economical weekend party. Relax and barbeque your food, have it catered by Round Table or bring a picnic lunch. Enjoy our parks, and ride our historic trains and trolleys. With seating for up to 14 adults and children inside, and plenty of picnic tables outside, the Museum is an ideal setting for your party. Make your reservation today!
Website:Orange Empire Railway Museum Birthday Caboose   Phone:951-943-3020

Trackless Train Rental is another in-expensive way to celebrate your child's train birthday party. Please see our listing of trackless train providers for more details.

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