Snow Train™ – February 2020 [CANCELLED]
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: SNOW TRAIN 2020 CANCELLATION
Mid-Continent Railway Museum’s Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to CANCEL the Snow Train event for 2020.
While hosting this mid-winter event, Mid-Continent is reliant on our volunteers being available to work not only during Snow Train weekend, but also 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. In addition to the volunteers needed to operate the trains and serve food in the dining cars, additional volunteers are needed to prepare and operate the train’s antique steam heating – something which requires 24-hour/day supervision. All these factors make Snow Train the most labor-intensive and the most expensive event Mid-Continent Railway Museum operates.
In recent years, we have experienced increasing difficulty in securing enough volunteers to complete all the tasks necessary to operate the event. This has reached a point where we feel we cannot schedule Snow Train 2020 and accept reservations while still having absolute confidence we’ll be able to follow through with hosting the event to the standards our visitors expect. That has led us to the difficult position of being forced to cancel Snow Train 2020. We apologize to our visitors that have enjoyed coming to Snow Train each year.
If you wish to help make sure Snow Train returns in 2021, the best way to help is by becoming a Mid-Continent member and joining our team of volunteers.
|Saturday, February 15, 2020
|Sunday, February 16, 2020
|Fare Class||Coach Car Fare||First Class Fare||Dinner Fare|
|Child (2 and under)|
*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.
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
Elegant Dinner Service
Dine in fine style, with a multi-course gourmet meal, served to you by uniformed friendly staff.