Schnepf Farms Railroad

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Schnepf Farms Railroad

The Schnepf Farms Railroad

The Schnepf Farms Railroad in Queen Creek, Arizona

          Located in Queen Creek, Arizona, Schnepf Farms is a "Family Entertainment Farm". It offers a 300 acre u-pick organic garden, educational tours, company and birthday parties, a campsite, and a festival site which draws more than 150,000 visitors for the Country Thunder USA music festival each year. It hosts many festivities including the Peach Festival in May, and Pumpkin & Chili parties in October, but most importantly it is the home of the Schnepf Farms Railroad.

Welcome to Schnepf Farms

Welcome to Schnepf Farms

Loading Platform

Awaiting riders at the loading platform

          The 16" gauge railroad runs for more than a mile through the bucolic farm setting. Departing from the loading platform the train provides a view of the petting zoo before it reaches the outskirts of the u-pick gardens. A trip through the tunnel which also doubles as a carbarn takes the train to a faux-rock gate which guards the entrance to the peach orchard.


Edge of the U-Pick gardens


Tunnel which doubles as a carbarn


Gateway to the peach orchard entrance

Peach Orchard

Heart of the peach orchard

          After passing through the heart of the peach orchard the tracks circle past the 1912 Parker carousel, Honey Bee Adventure ride, and Lil Farmer's play yard, before returning to the loading platform. The loading platform is just a short walk from the quaint Schnepf Farm country store which offers fresh vegetables, preserves and tickets for the leisurely 10 minute train ride.


1912 Parker Carousel

Country Store

Schnepf Farm country store

          The Schnepf Farms Railroad (established in 1997) has 2 engines and 9 dual-side-load cars which were purchased from the J&R Railroad Company. For ticket prices, days and hours of operation visit the Schnepf Farms website.

UP Front View

View of UP lettered engine

Rear View

Rear view of UP lettered engine

Green Engine

The Schnepf Farms first engine

Side View

Sideview of the first engine

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