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FAQ’s

What type of event is your trackless train suited for?
What age group does your train appeal too?
Can adults ride the train?
How many people can the train carry at one time?
Is there an age limit for the train?  Can my one-year-old ride?
We have a nearby park. Can you operate the train in the park?
Do you have insurance?
Where can you operate your train?
Do you charge extra for travel time or mileage?
Will you travel long distances or out of state?
Where are you located?
What if it rains or I need to cancel?
What forms of payment do you accept?
Any other questions?


What type of event is your trackless train suited for?

Our train can be used for festivals, birthday parties, corporate events, company picnics, business promotions, holiday celebrations, grand openings or any occasion where you would like to provide unique family entertainment.


What age group does your train appeal to?

Kids of all ages love our train.  At festivals we have about as many adults ride as we do kids.  Most of our birthday parties are done for kid’s ages 2 to 9 years old.

Can adults ride the train?

Yes!  Our train is larger than most others and seats adults comfortably.  At most events we have as many adults ride as kids.  We have had 80 and 90 year old couples ride our train and enjoy it as much, as our youngest riders.  Our motto is “You’re Never Too Old To Ride The Train”!

How many people can the train carry at one time?

We have a Maximum capacity of 27 passengers.  The actual number will depend on the size of the passengers.

Is there an age limit for the train?  Can my one-year-old ride?

Anyone can ride our train.  We have had riders as young as a couple of weeks old and as old as 90 years young.  We ask that a parent or older sibling accompany young children.  Common sense is your best guide when deciding if a rider is appropriate.

We have a nearby park.  Can you operate the train in a park?

Neighborhood parks are great places to have a train ride party.  You will need to check with your city recreation department to see if it is OK.  Most city parks require a fee and proof of insurance to use them.  If you plan to use a park, please contact them with the information before hiring us.  We will help you work out the details.

Do you have insurance?

Yes.  We carry a $2,000,000 insurance policy.

Where can you operate your train?

With its powerful John Deere Diesel engine, Roaming Railroad can operate on Pavement, Concrete, Grass and hard packed dirt or gravel. The train is also available with an electric engine which allows it to be used indoors on smooth hard surfaces. The train is not able to jump curbs or timbers with either engine. (Please be sure to inform us if you desire the electric engine for indoor use as the Diesel engine is what comes standard with all rentals.)

Do you charge extra for travel time or mileage?

There is a $1 a mile (each way) fee added to all rentals for delivery of the train.  The address used to calculate this is the Suffield, CT Post Office at 235 Mountain Road, Suffield, CT 06078. (MapQuest is our method of calculating this fee.)

Will you travel long distances or out of state?

Yes.  For all day events like festivals, we will often travel out of state at no extra charge.

Where are you located?

We are located in Suffield, CT, which is about 90 miles west of Boston, MA., 90 miles east of Albany, NY, 20 miles north of Hartford, CT and 10 miles south of Springfield, MA.  We are conveniently located less than 2 hours away from New York City.

What if it rains or I need to cancel?

Since practically all festivals and events are booked on a RAIN or SHINE basis, we will be there.  Our train has covered passenger cars and people seem to enjoy riding in the rain.  If you decide to cancel your event, we will still need to be paid, since scheduling the train for your event would have kept us from booking the train for someone else.

What forms of payments do you accept?

We accept cash, money orders, or certified checks.

Any other questions?

Please call or email us with any other questions.  We will be glad to help you in anyway possible.