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Southern Prairie Railway

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Experience the ‘Deep South’ by train

A slow moving train ride through the Deep South that culminates with a tour of the Horizon grain... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
corkerym
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Regina, Canada
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Excellent!

What an experience, I highly recommend it to anyone. The staff were very helpful and it was a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sheshai
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Saskatoon, Canada
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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401 Railway Avenue, Ogema, Saskatchewan S0C 1Y0, Canada
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+1 306-459-1200
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A slow moving train ride through the Deep South that culminates with a tour of the Horizon grain elevator. Be prepared for the weather. If it’s hot out the train car gets very warm. The day we traveled was cloudy and windy and many were...More

Thank corkerym
Jon S, Director at Southern Prairie Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for posting, and yes we are definitely at the mercy of the weather. We can pump some heat during the cooler days at the end of the season, and we’ve now got ceiling fans in the passenger car to help circulate air on the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an experience, I highly recommend it to anyone. The staff were very helpful and it was a breeze getting there. We drove in from Saskatoon which is about a 4 hour drive. We did the heritage train with the grain elevator tour. FYI there...More

Thank sheshai
Jon S, Director at Southern Prairie Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the feedback, great to hear you enjoyed!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Southern Prairie Railway in Ogema Saskatchewan gives you an excellent experience of the past on a beautifully restored 1922 Pullman passenger car that seats about 75 passengers. A 45 minute trip down the rails to visit a farmer's market at the next town. Then...More

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Jon S, Director at Southern Prairie Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed the trip!!

Reviewed June 11, 2018

Two couples took the excursion including the pitchfork fondue supper. A great experience and the hostess provided a bit of commentary on the countryside and community of Ogema. Meal was good with a very large steak. Would recommend to anyone travelling in the area or...More

Thank Roy C
Jon S, Director at Southern Prairie Railway, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

Thanks for coming out Roy, and also for the feedback. The pitchfork fondue trio had been a great addition for us here at SPR!

Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

It was a beautiful blue day when we went for a ride on southern prairie rail. Ogema had just recieved lots of rain and the fields were lush and green. The train engine is a diesel locomotive. The car was very comfortable and has fans...More

Thank Manoau2002
Jon S, Director at Southern Prairie Railway, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

Thanks for the detailed review! You’re right, it’s amazing how a couple good rains can change he landscape in a hurry.... things are looking really good this spring. The ceiling fans were recently installed as we continue to improve the fleet where we can -...More

Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

This train tour is one of the best success stories of revival of a small town in Saskatchewan. It is part of several heritage attractions that showcase the pioneering spirit of this southern Saskatchewan community. The tour includes a relaxing one hour ride in a...More

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Jon S, Director at Southern Prairie Railway, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2018

Thank you for the kind words! We are really happy you enjoyed the Love Train! Come back any time

Reviewed October 27, 2017

Four of us took a ride on the SPR and really enjoyed ourselves. We went about an hour on the train, to Horizon, and had a quick visit to a grain elevator before the train returned to Ogema. The train staff were friendly and provided...More

Thank BigAlks
Jon S, Director at Southern Prairie Railway, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2017

Thanks for the note, glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us!

Reviewed October 19, 2017

We took the Heritage Tour which included a train ride to another little town and got a tour of an elevator. The staff were all great and fun. They offered drinks on train. Even before the tour started they let people tour the Lead engine....More

Thank Charles C
Jon S, Director at Southern Prairie Railway, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2017

Thanks for the feedback, that is he atmosphere we are going for! Glad you enjoyed.

Reviewed September 25, 2017

This is not what I expected. We were on a rum runner train and no rum. In fact all they served was beer, water and I think lemonade. Why call it the rum runner? And they ran out of Canadian before they were half way...More

Thank PerthDarter
Jon S, Director at Southern Prairie Railway, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2017

Thank you for the feedback, we do always strive to be better and will look for areas of improvement based on your concerns.

Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I took the heritage tour on August 27th. We were in the area and thought we would give it a try. We hadn't booked ahead so we're lucky enough to get the last two tickets for the train (book ahead to assure...More

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dmasse2017
August 22, 2017|
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Response from SKTraveler_59 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on which tour you book. They have different names and some are just the train ride, some offer lunch, some have supper. Check out their website for the different tours and book the one that has the things you... More
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Mickey S
May 27, 2017|
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Response from Jon S | Property representative |
Hi Mickey, Prices vary from $47+ depending on the tour, entertainment, meals etc. Most runs are on Saturdays & Sundays this year. Typically runs are 10am, 1:30pm and 5pm for specialty trains. Here is a link with all the... More
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