Snow Train™

Snow Train™ – February 11-12, 2017

Ride Amid a Winter Wonderland

Wintertime railroading is a unique experience one will never forget. Travel through the Winter Wonderland of scenic Sauk County on our 42nd annual Snow Train. All cars are kept comfortably warm using the over century-old tradition of steam heating or coal-fired stoves.

Schedule

Each train ride lasts approximately 55-minutes round-trip with the exception of the Saturday evening Dinner Train which lasts 2-1/2 to 3 hours. Coach seating is available on all departures except during the Saturday evening Dinner Train. First Class tickets are available on the 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. departures each day.

Departure Time10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Saturday Feb. 11, 2017Coach Class
AVAILABLE
Coach Class
AVAILABLE

First Class
SOLD OUT
Coach Class
AVAILABLE

First Class
SOLD OUT
Coach Class
AVAILABLE
Dinner Train
SOLD OUT
Sunday Feb. 12, 2017Coach Class
AVAILABLE
Coach Class
AVAILABLE

First Class
SOLD OUT
Coach Class
AVAILABLE

First Class
SOLD OUT
Coach Class
AVAILABLE

For up-to-the-minute availability, refer to the Buy Tickets page.

Fares

Fare ClassCoach Car FareFirst Class FareDinner
Adult$21.00$40.00*$85.00 (a)
$75.00 (b)
Senior (62+)$20.00$40.00*$85.00 (a)
$75.00 (b)
Student (13-17)$17.00$40.00*$85.00 (a)
$75.00 (b)
Child (3-12)$12.00$40.00*$85.00 (a)
$75.00 (b)
Child (2 and Under)FreeFreeNot allowed

*Beverages and hors d’ oeurves included in ticket price.
(a) Alcoholic beverages and dinner included in ticket price.
(b) Nonalcoholic beverages and dinner included in ticket price.


Reservations made online or by phone are subject to a per-person reservation fee of $2 to $3, depending on ticket type.

Coach Class

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. Conductors ride with passengers to collect tickets and answer questions about the history of the railroad.

First Class Service

Enjoy being waited on by uniformed friendly staff. Hors d’ oeurves and beverages are served in the 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 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. trains. Reservations are required. Call the museum office for additional details: 608-522-4261, or toll free: 800-930-1385.

Elegant Dinner Service

Dine in fine style, with a multi-course gourmet meal, served to you by uniformed friendly staff. The Saturday evening Dinner Train boards at 5:15 p.m. for a 5:30 p.m. departure. Reservations are required. Book online or call the museum office for additional details: 608-522-4261, or toll free: 800-930-1385.

Menu

View the Snow Train Menu Page

All aboard!

A 1944 diesel locomotive pulls the cars of Snow Train.

A 1944 diesel locomotive pulls the cars of Snow Train.

Ride through a winter wonderland.

Ride through a winter wonderland.

The train is kept comfortably warm no matter the temperature outside by using the cars' original steam heating system.

The train is kept comfortably warm no matter the temperature outside by using the cars' original steam heating system.

Meet the Mid-Continent Railway Museum volunteers and climb aboard early 20th Century railcars.

Meet the Mid-Continent Railway Museum volunteers and climb aboard early 20th Century railcars.

Uniformed crew members will collect tickets, share historical information and answer questions during the ride.

Uniformed crew members will collect tickets, share historical information and answer questions during the ride.

Follow the former branchline of the Chicago & North Western Railway through rural Sauk County.

Follow the former branchline of the Chicago & North Western Railway through rural Sauk County.

First Class ticket holders enjoy hors d' oeurves and drinks from onboard a 1929 Pullman car.

First Class ticket holders enjoy hors d' oeurves and drinks from onboard a 1929 Pullman car.

Tables are ready aboard the Saturday evening dinner train. Experience traditional railroad elegance.

Tables are ready aboard the Saturday evening dinner train. Experience traditional railroad elegance.