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2010 Terror on the Railroad Review

Terror on the Railroad
Illinois Railway Museum
7000 Olson Road
Union, IL 60180

Visited: 10/15/10

Visibility/Location: This event is fairly easy to find, especially if you know where the Illinois Railway Museum is.  Near the entrance, there was a large illuminated "Terror on the Railroad" sign, to show people where to turn.  To further increase visibility of this event, red and blue lights could be seen through the windows of one of the onsite buildings.      
Wait Entertainment: When I arrived, there were a couple of actors interacting with the customers waiting in line.            
Admission Price: $12.00 
Parking: Free
Length:

1st Train: 24 Minutes * 
2nd Train: 10 Minutes * 
*
= Since people move through haunted attractions at different rates, your time will vary. Note: The time shown here represents the actual time spent moving through the attraction. Time spent waiting in queue lines or staging areas has been subtracted.

LPR: 7.083
LPR stands for Length/Price Ratio. It represents perceived value of an event, by comparing length vs price of admission. Higher numbers represent more value per dollar. Actual quality and/or entertainment value of an event are not factors in this calculation. Click Here to see how this event compares to others visited this year by the staff of HauntedIllinois.com.
Scare Factor: Medium-Low
Crowd Control: They did a great job in this category.  I never ran into any other groups, while going through the attraction.        

Summary:

Terror on the Railroad consisted of two different tours.  The first was a walk-through haunt on a moving train and the second train was stationary.  This was the first time I had gone through an attraction like this.  It was a very unique concept.   

In the first train, patrons walked down the aisles, making their way from car to car, as the vintage 1929 train rolled down the tracks.  The inside of the cars were accented with strobe lights, as well as some colored lighting to help set a spooky mood.  The narrow passageways fostered a claustrophobic feel and the motion of the train added a touch of realism to the experience.  As customers walked down the aisles, zombie actors lounged out of their compartments and growled.  After all the customers had reached the final car, the zombie actors filed in, to join them for the return trip.  

The second attraction was a stationary train.  This had more of an elaborate set-up than the first, with different themed rooms built inside the train cars.  Fog, as well as various lighting effects were used, as well.  In certain places, patrons had to duck down, to get to the next area.  Throughout the train, there were various zig-zag paths, a haunted kitchen, a jungle, a church with a demonic preacher and more.    

I really enjoyed my trek through the Terror on the Railroad event.  It was fun to go through. There were some great scares, but since it wasn't overly frightening, it would be a great haunted event for the entire family.   

To find out more about this event, visit:

http://www.irm.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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