Guest Engineer Program

Guest Engineer

Ever since the first days of railroading in the United States, many boys and girls have dreamed of the chance to one day be an engineer.  On the Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley, those dreams can become reality! 

For only $350, you can be at the controls, and operate one of our rare MLW locomotives on a sixteen mile round trip between Milford and Cooperstown!  Full instruction and supervision will given by one our engineers.

CACV MLW 3051 and 3052

  • Available by appointment April 1 – December 15, depending on train schedules.
  • Must be 18 years old.
  • A guest may accompany you for $17.
  • Due to the nature of the equipment, this service is not handicap accessible.
  • Includes A Certificate of Completion.

Please call (607) 432-2429 for reservations and more information.