About
Jupiter Express Railroad

It started with an idea…
Raising a large family of six children and now 27 grandchildren in Las Vegas, we felt there was a lack of reasonably priced family entertainment here. With such a universal love of trains we decided there was an opportunity here for us, so the idea was born.
 

Our
History

2016

We purchased our first train in May, 2016. Our first event was a school carnival. We added graphics, wagon wheels, lights, sound, smoke, flags, and a new color scheme.

We began full-time operations at the Boulevard Mall in August.

Acquired 2nd train in October and became part of the annual Downtown Summerlin Christmas experience from November to January.

2017

Acquired third train to meet the demand for parties and events.

2018

Built our new depot at the Boulevard Mall. Contracted with Fashion Outlet Mall in Primm for 9 months.

2019

The Jupiter Express carried thousands of passengers on our three trains in parades, parks, malls, festivals, hotels, churches, schools, community associations, and intimate family gatherings.

how we got the name
Jupiter Express

It's not just about selling tickets - its about history . . . and smiles

 
Did you know: The 4-4-0 American Class steamer was the most common locomotive in America during the late 19th Century and beginning of the 20th. More than 25,000 were produced and they are credited with connecting the eastern and western United States. This class of locomotive handled both freight and passenger trains and its use was so universal that it became kown as the "American Standard" or simply "American". The Jupiter was manufactured in 1868 by the Schenectady Locomotive Works of New York. It wears the paint scheme of the Central Pacific "American" that was present for the golden spike ceremony joining the Transcontinental Railroad at Promontory Point, Utah Territory on May 10, 1869. The Jupiter Express is modeled after this locomotive.

The Central Pacific Jupiter at Promintory Point, Utah

 
 

The first railroad passenger cars were built in the 1830's by stagecoach manufacturers.

Step into the past and enjoy a little piece of history as you enter a Jupiter Express coach!