Autumn Color™ Weekend

Autumn Color™ Weekend – October 9-10, 2021

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.

All aboard!

Check the status of the fall colors at http://www.travelwisconsin.com/fall-color-report

Schedule

Daytime coach and caboose trains operate on Saturday and Sunday, with each ride lasting 55 minutes. See the below schedule.

First Class tickets which include Hors d’ oeuvres and beverages served aboard the museum’s First Class cars are available at select departure times. Each First Class train ride lasts 55 minutes.

 Departure Date/
Departure Time
Saturday
October 9
2021
Sunday
October 10
2021
10:00 a.m. Coach Class
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Caboose
Coach Class
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Caboose
11:20 a.m. First Class
First Class
11:30 a.m. Coach Class
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Caboose
Coach Class
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Caboose
1:00 p.m. Coach Class
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Caboose
Coach Class
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Caboose
1:10 p.m. First Class First Class
2:30 p.m. Coach Class
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Caboose
Coach Class
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Caboose

 

Fares

 Fare Class Coach Class Fare Caboose Fare First Class Fare
Adult $22 $24 $45*
Senior (62+) $20 $22 $45*
Child (3-15) $12 $14 $45*
Child (2 and under) Free Free Free

*Beverages and hors d’ oeuvres included in ticket price.
(a) Alcoholic beverages and dinner included in ticket price (must be 21 years of age).
(b) Nonalcoholic beverages and dinner included in ticket price.

Advanced ticket sales are subject to a convenience fee.

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 of the fall colors. Conductors ride with passengers to collect tickets and answer questions about the history of the railroad. Reservations are encouraged.

Caboose

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 required. Call the museum office for questions: 608-522-4261, or toll-free: 800-930-1385.

Menu

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