Snow Train™ – February 2020
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 h annual Snow Train. All cars are kept comfortably warm using the over century-old tradition of steam heating or coal-fired stoves.
NOTICE ABOUT SNOW TRAIN 2020
Mid-Continent is currently evaluating whether Snow Train 2020 will operate and anticipates making the decision or before October 1st.
While hosting this off-season, mid-winter event each year, Mid-Continent is reliant on our volunteers being available to work throughout the week leading up to the event to de-winterize buildings, and clear snow and ice from museum parking lots, boarding areas, track switches, and display areas. During the event, volunteers must also operate and maintain the train’s antique steam heating systems, something which requires 24-hour supervision. In recent years, all these extra tasks have pushed our pool of volunteers to the limit. For this coming year, before committing to operating the event, museum leaders are collecting feedback from our volunteers to determine their availability and assess whether the event can continue to be operated while still providing museum visitors with a positive experience. This page will be updated once a final decision has been made.
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.
For up-to-the-minute availability, refer to the Buy Tickets page.
|Fare Class||Coach Car Fare||First Class Fare||Dinner Fare|
|Child (2 and under)||Free||Free||Not 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.
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.