BBQ Train – June 19 & 20, 2021

BBQ Train Returns to Mid-Continent During Father’s Day Weekend

Mid-Continent Railway Museum will be offering three BBQ Trains the whole family will enjoy. The BBQ Train will feature a 3-course meal and beverage served aboard our First Class railcars, Soo Line #2017, a diner-lounge car built in 1914, and in the C&NW #440, a business car built in 1929.

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Boarding begins 15 minutes before each departure. Each trip will last about 1 hour.


COVID-19 Related Dining Train Cancellations

The extra challenges of offering onboard dining during a pandemic have caused Mid-Continent Railway Museum to cancel all of our 2021 dining trains. More info…

DateDeparture Time
Saturday, June 19, 2021
1:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 20, 2021
1:00 p.m.



Adult fare is $52.00 per person; Child fare (ages 3-15) is $42.00 per person.

Reservations are subject to convenience fees.

Reservations are required for this event.


Food prepared by – Bauman’s Meats & Catering of Markesan, WI.

  • Parmesan Peppercorn Pasta Salad
  • Roast Pork & Chicken with Baked Potato
  • Brownies & Ice Cream

Drinks are included with your train fare. BBQ Train drink options include: beer, wine, coffee, soft drinks, and juice.

Mid-Continent is proud to partner with a farm-to-table caterer. All meats are sourced directly from the Bauman family farm in Markesan, WI using 100% pasture-fed beef, pork, poultry, and eggs. No growth hormones or antibiotics are used. All ingredients are GMO-free and are sourced from the Bauman farm or from local farmers’ markets.

Additional Information for Onboard Dining Trains

Passengers are not able to choose their own seats using the online reservation software. Seating is assigned by Mid-Continent staff to ensure that all the parties are seated at tables appropriate to the size of their party.

Mid-Continent’s dining trains use the long-time railroad tradition of community seating. This means separate parties may be seated at the same table (ex. two parties of two may be seated at a four-person table). In order to ensure proper seating for your dining experience we need the following information:


If the size of your group is 4 or less and you all wish to be seated at the same table, you should make a single reservation for all 4, or if making separate reservations you must notify us the name of the person(s) you wish to be seated with.

If it is your intent to have a group of 5 or more sit together, please call 608-522-4261 to place your reservation so we can more accurately accommodate your needs and instruct you on how to make your group’s reservation.

Young Children

If you have young children and are in need of a high chair, booster seat or both, please call 608-522-4261; that way we can have the high chair and/or booster at your table prior to boarding.

Mobility/Handicap Issues

If anyone in your party has mobility or handicap issues, please call 608-522-4261; that way we can seat you on a dining car that can accommodate a lift and seat that person closest to the door.

Dietary Issues

Our chef can usually accommodate most dietary issues if he has advance notice. If anyone in your party as dietary issues, when you make your reservation please call 608-522-4261 and let us know your dietary restriction(s). Then we will check with the chef to determine if he can accommodate your dietary needs.

If you are unable to make a call or receive a call during Mid-Continent’s normal business hours (8:30 AM to 4:30 PM), you may call after hours and leave a voice message on the phone. Please leave your name, phone number, when you are available for a return call, and a brief message. Someone from the Dining Services Department will contact you as soon as possible regarding your voice message.

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