Harvest Limited

Harvest Limited – October 5-6, 2019

A Weekend Featuring Special Trains and Activities

It’s harvest time in Sauk County. Enjoy the beauty from aboard the train as as the leaves start to change during the crisp fall season. Ride one of our regularly scheduled trains or catch the 1 PM Beer Train for a relaxed beer tasting experience aboard Mid-Continent’s First Class cars. Our ever-popular Elegant Dinner Train is offered on Saturday evening. Advance reservations required for Beer Train and Elegant Dinner Train.

Aside from the sights out the train windows, there is plenty to see at the Mid-Continent Railway Museum grounds. Get the full experience by taking the Vintage Rail Car Tour (fee), a guided walking tour through Mid-Continent’s finest restorations. The Vintage Rail Car Tours are offered only one weekend per year so don’t miss out!

Harvest Limited Schedule

Rides last 55 minutes except for the Elegant Dinner Train which lasts 2-1/2 to 3 hours.

Departure Time Saturday
October 5
2019
Sunday
October 6
2019
11:00 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
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Beer Train
Coach Class
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Caboose
3:00 p.m. Coach Class
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Caboose
Coach Class
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Caboose
5:30 p.m. Elegant Dinner Train

Fares & Train Ride Ticket Types

Standard summertime fares are in effect for this event.

Fare Class Coach Class Caboose Beer Train Elegant
Dinner Train
Adult $20 $22 $42 $77-$87
Senior (62+) $18 $20 $42 $77-$87
Student (13-17) $15 $17 $42 $77-$87
Child (3-12) $10 $12 $42 $77-$87
Child (2 and Under) Free Free Free Not
allowed

Reservations for Harvest Limited can be made online or by calling 608-522-4261 or toll-free 800-930-1385. Reservations are optional for Coach Class and Caboose tickets. Reservations are required for Beer Train and Elegant Dinner Train departures.

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 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.

Beer Train

On the 1:00 PM departure, in addition to regularly scheduled coach trains, our first class cars, the Soo Line #2017 and the C&NW #440, will be added to the train to host our Beer Train passengers. During the ride, samples will be given out from select microbreweries along with snacks. Go to the Beer Train page for more details. Reservations are required.

Elegant Dinner Train

Dine in fine style, with a multi-course gourmet meal, served to you by uniformed friendly staff aboard our two first class cars, the Soo Line #2017 and the C&NW #440. Dinner trains board at 5:15 p.m. for a 5:30 p.m. departure from North Freedom, on Saturday only. Reservations are required. Go to the Elegant Dinner Train page for additional details.