by Matt FredmonskyReporterLast year was supposed to be the last passenger train to roll out of Kent. But it turns out that wasn't the case.Last year, organizers of the Heritage Festival billed 2006 as the last year for the event's train rides on two 1930s era passenger cars from downtown Kent along the Cuyahoga River to Towner's Woods park.Rising costs, insurance requirements, railroad logistics and liability reasons all were cited as to why the train rides were coming to an end.Kent Area Chamber of Commerce Director Dan Smith, who helps organize the annual festival, said the Kent United Services Organization Committee worked with the Wheeling and Lake Erie and Akron Barberton Cluster railroads during the winter to resolve all those issues."We should call this the second annual last train ride," Smith said. "We've only been given permission to do them this year."The 72-seat Pullman day coaches provide for a 35 to 45 minute round-trip for 165 passengers. The train boards behind Home Savings Plaza and travels to Towner's Woods and back. The trips will run throughout the heritage festival July 7.Tickets for the rides are on sale in the KACC downtown information center at 138 E. Main St. They are $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 3 to 12 and $10 for a premium seat on the caboose.Smith said he recommends buying the tickets early because the trips usually sell out.Smoking is not permitted on the train and it is not handicap accessible because of the coaches' historical nature. The day coaches are on loan from the Midwest Railway Preservation Society. The train will run rain or shine.Smith said this will be the train rides' final boarding call at the festival."We thought last year was going to be it, but to our surprise we were able to work out the issues of liability and getting the equipment to Kent."Editor's note: Fredmonsky is a reporter for the Record-Courier.