Dining with a side of Scenery

FOR THAT ULTRA RAIL FAN – Here is your chance to ride in an actual working locomotive. We have one seat available inside the cab of our Cincinnati Dinner Train 1962 GP-30 locomotive for that rail fan looking for the ultimate train experience. Enjoy your meal at your table in one of our four dining cars, finishing your dinner as we arrive at Theodore Berry Park downtown Cincinnati. Then before we depart for the trip back to our starting point, you will be provided with a safety vest & safety glasses and escorted to the cab by one of our conductors. There you will have a front row seat next to the engineer for the twelve mile, hour & half long, cab forward, pull back to our loading area. The engineer will explain the workings of the locomotive and all of the safety measures he is required to know and practice. His conductor will occupy the third seat behind you and will also be available for questions and commentary. The rider is required to be at least 21 years old and must wear long pants and closed toe shoes.  *Must be purchased with a dining ticket.

Ticket price – $150.00.  Cab ticket must be purchased in addition to a dining ticket.  It can not be purchased by itself.  Cab rides are limited to one per Saturday evening.  Advance booking suggested, based on availability.

Price includes a souvenir baseball hat with the dinner train logo on the front.  Reservations are required and can be purchased by clicking on our RESERVATIONS tab of our home page.

A Rules & Liability Waiver document must be filled out and signed by Cab Rider. Completed form must be returned no later than 7 business days prior to departure to reservations desk at cdt@cincinnatidinnertrain.com. Failure to return signed document could result in forfeiture of Cab Ride.  Click here for document.

Be aware that with the closure of the Norwood Lateral this Spring, you may need to plan an alternate route to get to the Dinner Train before departure at 6PM. We cannot hold the train for late arrivals due to rail line timetables. Thanks!