Autumn Color™ Weekend – October 6-7-8, 2017
Train Rides Amid the Brilliant Hues of Fall
There’s nothing comparable to enjoying the beautiful brilliant hues of autumn in the rural Sauk County countryside from the comfort of our restored vintage passenger cars. Join us for “leaf-peeping” in style along the unspoiled right-of-way of our historic former Chicago & North Western rail line.
Check the status of the fall colors at http://www.travelwisconsin.com/fall-color-report
Daytime coach and caboose trains operate on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with each ride lasting 55 minutes. See the below schedule for full listing.
On Saturday and Sunday, First Class tickets are available on select departure times. Each First Class train ride lasts 55 minutes.
Autumn Color Weekend also features a Saturday evening Elegant Dinner Train, lasting 2 ½ to 3 hours.
|Departure Time||10:00 a.m.||11:20 a.m.||11:30 a.m.||1:00 p.m.||1:10 p.m.||2:30 p.m.||5:30 p.m.|
|Friday October 6, 2017||Coach& Caboose||Coach& Caboose|
|Saturday October 7, 2017||Coach& Caboose||First Class||Coach& Caboose||Coach& Caboose||First Class||Coach& Caboose||Dinner Train|
|Sunday October 8, 2017||Coach& Caboose||First Class||Coach& Caboose||Coach& Caboose||First Class||Coach& Caboose|
Reservations made online or by phone are subject to a per-person reservation fee of $2 to $3, depending on ticket type.
|Fare Class||Coach Car Fare||Caboose Fare||First Class Fare||Dinner|
|Adult||$20.00||$22.00||$42.00*||$87.00 (a) |
|Senior (62+)||$18.00||$20.00||$42.00*||$87.00 (a) |
|Student (13-17)||$15.00||$17.00||$42.00*||$87.00 (a) |
|Child (3-12)||$10.00||$12.00||$42.00*||$87.00 (a) |
|Child (2 and Under)||Free||Free||Free||Not allowed|
*Beverages and hors d’ oeuvres included in ticket price.
(a) Alcoholic beverages and dinner included in ticket price.
(b) Nonalcoholic beverages and dinner included in ticket price.
Our standard fare, this is the way most people experience Mid-Continent Railway Museum’s demonstration train ride. Windows line the sides of the cars allowing excellent viewing of the fall colors. Conductors ride with passengers to collect tickets and answer questions about the history of the railroad.
Experience railroading from the vantage point of railroad crews. The caboose, typically found on the end of freight trains, provided train crews with (four) elevated seats from which to view their train and watch for any problems such as shifting loads or overheating axles. The lower level provided work and living space for the crew including a coal stove and beds (converted into benches for additional seating). Due to limited seating capacity the caboose often sells out in advance.
First Class Service
Enjoy being waited on by uniformed friendly staff. Hors d’ oeuvres and beverages are served in Soo Line #2017, a diner-lounge car built in 1914, and in the C&NW #440, a business car built in 1929. First-class service is available on the 11:20 a.m. and 1:10 p.m. trains, Saturday and Sunday only. Reservations are recommended. Call the museum office for additional details: 608-522-4261, or toll free: 800-930-1385. Reservations can also be made online.
Dine in fine style, with a multi-course gourmet meal, served to you by uniformed friendly staff. Dinner trains board at 5:15 p.m. for a 5:30 p.m. departure from North Freedom, on Saturday only. Reservations are required. Call the museum office for additional details: 608-522-4261, or toll free: 800-930-1385. Reservations can also be made online.