July 7, 2018
Perry Street Station will become a WWII encampment for both forces with displays of uniforms,
weapons and vehicles from the era. The station will be open from 9 am to 4:30 pm on Saturday,
so come early to allow plenty of time to view the encampment and exhibits before train leaves.
The train will become a re-enactment of the Battle of the Ruhr Pocket. The Ruhr Pocket was a battle
of encirclement that took place near the end of WWII. It marked the end of major organized resistance
on Nazi Germany's Western Front as more than 300,000 troops were taken prisoner.
The train ride and accompanying battle portrays the final German military train trying to escape into Germany with a special cargo including stolen paintings and portraits. The Battlebabies of the
99th Infantry Division have been told of possible American prisoners of war onboard. Many were
captured days before in heavy fighting in an effort to close the Ruhr Pocket. Allied forces will be
keeping an eye on the train with the intent of overtaking it. Are spies on-board?
A battle will ensue at Rynd Farm Station.
Hosted by the 99th Infantry Division Historical Society Inc from Erie, PA.
***Join us that evening for a 1940 era dance, hosted by and held at our local VFW Post 5958
(only one block from train station). The dance is open to the public and scheduled
from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. More details to be announced.***
Train departs Perry Street Station, 409 S Perry St, Titusville, promptly at 1 pm and
you must board at this station for this special event.
Please note, time listed here (and on your tickets) is the DEPARTURE time.
Your arrival time needs to be 1 hour prior to departure for the train ride.
We adhere to a strict schedule, and anyone not on the train when
the whistle blows five minutes prior will not be permitted to board.
We thank you advance for your understanding and co-operation regarding boarding procedures.
Reservations strongly recommended as this event does sell out.
Call 814-676-1733 to make your reservation or
click here to print a reservation form.
Special event pricing applies:
First Class: $40 per person (all ages)
Please Note: Advance reservations for First Class no longer available for this event.
Coach: Adults $22, Seniors (60+) $20 and Kids (ages 1-12) $16.
Please note: Wheelchair space has Sold Out for this event.