Here is a list of our frequently answered questions (FAQs). If you review the list and your question is not here, please visit our contact page to get in touch with us!
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What time do we board?
Boarding begins at 8am. The train departs at 8:30am sharp.
What time does the train arrive back in Nashville?
For trips to the DelMonaco Winery, arrival back to Nashville is approximately 6pm. For other events, please visit those event pages for specific details on times.
Where does the train board?
Boarding is at the Tennessee Central Railway Museum in Nashville, Tenn. Address is: 220 Willow Street Nashville, TN 37210-2159.
Where do I buy tickets?
You may visit our ticket page OR event schedule page on our website to see our schedule for upcoming events. Ticket info is listed there and you may click on an event date to purchase your ticket for a specific event.
Is food served on the train?
There is a diner car on the train and passengers may purchase items such as breakfast biscuits, cheese & crackers, chips, water, and sodas.
Is lunch served?
For trips to the DelMonaco Winery, the winery sets up a food vendor and guests may purchase lunch at the winery during our stop. For questions regarding the food vendor, please contact the DelMonaco Winery. For lunch options for other events, please visit those specific event pages.
Can we bring wine on the train?
Wine may not be brought on the train when we board in Nashville but for trips to the DelMonaco Winery, passengers may purchase a bottle of wine (or a case) and bring with them back on the train ride to Nashville. Passengers may also drink their wine from the winery on the train.
Do you offer group rates?
Yes, for groups of 10 or more please visit our contact page or email us at to get in touch with us about this.
What is included with the tickets?
Wine on the Rails teams up with the Tennessee Central Railway Museum to bring you a unique and one-of-a-kind experience to wine tasting. Tickets to each event include wine tasting on the train, live music on the train and at the destination, dancing, a commemorative wine glass, professional photographers capturing the event, and loads of fun! We also encourage (but not required) attendees to dress in vintage attire as well.
Are we allowed to walk the train and visit other train cars during the trip?
Yes! In fact, we encourage passengers to mix and mingle with other passengers on the train. This is a great way to make new friends and enjoy the restored 1950s passenger train.
Are there restrooms on the train?
Yes. Restrooms are available on the train and passengers have access to them during the trip.
Is the train air-conditioned or heated?
Yes. Train cars are air-conditioned and heated.
What happens if I miss the train?
Tickets are non-refundable so we stress that you arrive at the scheduled boarding time for each trip. Boarding begins at 8am and the train departs at 8:30am sharp.
Is it a requirement to dress in vintage/retro clothing?
No, but it’s so much fun! Check out the photos on our homepage to see what past passengers have worn on our trips!
What decade is it for dressing vintage/retro?
The train is a restored 1950s passenger train. Passengers are welcome to dress in clothing from the 1950s decade or modern-day business casual works as well.
Where can I find vintage/retro clothing?
There are lots of vintage or consignment shops in the surrounding Nashville area. Here are some shops we recommend you check out:

Online shops we recommend:

This is not an all-inclusive list. Check out your local thrift store or Goodwill for some great finds too or Google “vintage or retro clothing.” Vintage accessories like hats and jewelry are an easy way to add to the retro theme. Also, don’t skip grandma & grandpa’s closet; you’re sure to find some vintage treasures there!

Are tickets refundable?
Tickets are not refundable.
Are tickets transferable to another Wine on the Rails event?
Tickets are not transferable to other events but tickets are transferable to other people.
What type of music is on the train and at the winery?
Consistent with the mid-century theme, music is relevant to the mid-twentieth century. Categories include: swing music, early country-western, viper jazz, or 1950s rock and roll.
I tried to purchase more than four tickets and the ticket site will not allow me to select more than four. What do I do?
Because the passenger seats are group in twos or fours, the ticket site only allows an up to four ticket purchase. But this doesn’t mean you cannot sit near your group if you have more than four.
If you need to purchase more than four tickets, purchase four then immediately purchase the next amount you need for your group. If you have any questions or need assistance with this, email us at
My friend purchased their ticket separately from me? How can we change it so we are seating together?
Contact us at
Who do I contact if I have questions?
Don’t see your question in this FAQ list? Email us through our contact page.