Train on Time has been in the children's entertainment business for over 15-years, and our largest event so far, was the State Fair of Texas, 2005, (the largest fair in the country)... where all rides and attractions are hand selected.

We reworked the tracks over the summer of 2005, so now each set of handcars can fit in a space as small as 38' x 38'. That includes one track, one set of handcars, and the amusement industry standard safety fencing that surrounds each ride.

We operate two similar, but uniquely different styles of vintage handcars... Ottaway Pump-its, and Hodges Handcars. Any one set requires at least 38' x 38'... both sets would at least double the amount of space required. The tracks can be increased in size, by 5' increments. We can run up to 10-cars on each set of tracks. This will accommodate over 200-kids per hour on each set of tracks. Because these rides are completely interactive, they are extremely fun and addictive (in a good way)... we have many repeat riders. The appropriate age of riders is approximately 3 to 10-years of age. We ride some younger riders, and some older riders... 2-years is the absolute youngest... so far 93-years is the oldest (a gentleman in Indianapolis was telling us how he remembered putting his grandchildren on a set of Hodges Handcars in the 1950s... so we offered him a ride... and he gladly accepted, but only after telling us about how he was the first public bus driver in the city, and when he would break down, they would send a horse and wagon out with spare parts)!

Train On Time provides its own crew of trained operators, who perform all aspects of ride setup, daily inspections, operation, and removal. The only requirement is that the setup area be flat, level, and free of loose dirt, and any visual obstructions. We can set up at either indoor or outdoor locations.


Member Organizations

International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAPPA)

National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials (NAARSO)

Outdoor Amusement Business Association (OABA)

Committee F24 on Amusement Rides and Devices, ASTM International

Lead Conductor

Larry Williams Life long train lover who also trains dogs and their owners (dogs are the easier of the two) for competition and obedience and in his spare time trains for and competes in marathons. Has run the Boston Marathon twice and over a dozen marathons in his “spare time”.

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