Depot & Stationary Car Rentals

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Built in 2005, the Jasper Train Depot is owned and operated by the City of Jasper. In addition to hosting public and private events, this facility is utilized as a functional depot for the Spirit of Jasper train.

The Depot is a replication of the original at Newton and 2nd Street, which was built in 1906 and torn down around 1970. The interior was replicated from numerous photographs from the early 1900’s; it boasts beautiful hardwood floors and is adorned with period items. Built by Jasper Lumber, the building is approximately 85% of the original depot’s size.

066Rail Service to Jasper began in 1879. The original depots were freight depots; however, there were small, separate waiting areas for men and women. Passenger service from Jasper to French Lick began in 1907 and ended in 1937.

The Jasper Train Depot was the first project of ROJAC, a not-for-profit community organization developed to build economic development through tourism. The preservation and celebration of Jasper’s history is their main goal.


Depot Scheduling

A small community room is available for meetings or parties. To schedule a Private Meeting or Private Party, contact Janessa Wolf, Jasper Parks & Recreation Department, at 812.482.5959.

To Schedule a Public Event

Permission for public events at the Depot must be obtained from the Jasper Board of Public Works and Safety. Contact Janessa Wolf, Jasper Parks & Recreation Department, at 812.482.5959.

Depot Amenities

The extraordinary Depot offers a 700 square-foot room for business meetings or public events. Book your engagement party, wedding, or reunion today!

  • Seating capacity – 40
  • Tables, chairs and podium available
  • No kitchen facilities
  • Facility is tobacco free

Depot Fees

  • Meeting: $30.00
  • Party: $70.00
  • Fees are subject to sales tax, and the fee must be paid and the Lease Agreement signed prior to use of the facility.

Contact Janessa Wolf, Jasper Parks & Recreation Department, at 812-482-5959.

Stationary Train Car Scheduling

The Club Car, Lounge Car and Parlour Car provide unique, comfortable surroundings for meetings and parties. You can lease them by contacting Janessa Wolf, Jasper Parks & Recreation Department, at 812-482-5959.

To Schedule a Public Event

We welcome your public event. Permission must be obtained from the Jasper Board of Public Works and Safety. Contact Janessa Wolf, Jasper Parks & Recreation Department, at 812-482-5959.

Stationary Train Car Amenities

  • The Club Car seats 46 passengers (40 for dining).
  • The Lounge Car seats 48 passengers (48 for dining).
  • The Parlour Car seats 26 passengers (0 for dining).
  • The Lounge Car and the Parlour Car have an area for food service and a bar.
  • IRM has the only alcohol license to serve on the Spirit of Jasper. In order to have alcohol served at your event, a contract with them will need to be signed. NO ALCOHOL can be brought onto the train or carried off the train unless guests are in the Train Depot or the deck of the Depot.
  • Cars are tobacco-free.
  • Cars are climate-controlled and each has its own restrooms.

Stationary Train Car Fees

  • $100 per stationary car for up to 2 hours.
  • $100 per stationary car for each additional 2 hours or portions thereof.
  • Fees are subject to sales tax, and the fee must be paid and the Lease Agreement signed prior to use of the facility.

Contact Janessa Wolf, Jasper Parks & Recreation Department, at 812-482-5959.

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