As part of their service first-class dining is an option during your trip through beautiful New England in the Mt. The views were pretty enough but certainly nothing special. Dining options include breakfast, bistro-style lunch and a menu for young riders. Certificates can be personalized with a message and include a full description of the gift purchased. Despite this, however, the Valley Railroad Company was rescued by a dedicated group of volunteers, which ensured its survival through the economic hardships brought on by innovation. One of their popular trips is the Kansas Belle Dinner Train which utilizes four restored dining cars. We had a wonderful experience and enjoyed the train ride.
The Nantahala Gorge Excursion runs March through December. Dedicated to preserving the rich industrial heritage of the region, the Essex Steam Train and Riverboat welcomes a multitude of both local and international visitors each year. Gift packs contain the gift card purchased, a description of the gift itself and an optional personalized message. I would absolutely do it again! The river boat ride was great as well. Rail Journeys West: Less of a true dinner train, Rail Journeys West offers private rail car services if you plan to travel by train i. Helena and then heads back, taking a lolling three hours to cover 36 miles. Grapevine Vintage Railroad: Operated between Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards this excursion train does not feature dinner trains but does participate in the GrapeFest wine tasting event.
Today's experiences lack an extended, multi-day journey and typically last just a few hours. We loved the scenery, and found it really relaxing. Along the way, visitors will see many historic sites such as Gillette Castle, the Haddam Swing Bridge, and the Goodspeed Opera House. To learn more about these trips please visit the railroad's website. Your adventure begins at the 1892 Essex Station, before you embark on a 2. After the company was bought out by the New Haven Railroad, the line was improved due to investments made by its new owners. For an up-close look at the stunning mountains in western North Carolina, try the Nantahala Gorge Excursion on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad.
Can't imagine what happens in October. To learn more please visit their website! I'm glad we had some nice weather. The railroad normally operates between May and October with specials that include dinner trains. However once we identified ourselves we were treated very well, personally escorted to a charming dining car where the table was beautifully arranged and already set up with crudites, crackers and cheese and everyone from the conductors to the extensived wait staff was extremely courteous and efficient. All in all it was a good time.
To learn more about their many services and special events please visit Strasburg's website. The scenery inside the train and going by the windows brought back bygone days of the luxury of train travel we no longer get to experience like this. Paul was a very pleasant person, and the wait staff was excellent in conducting their meal settings. Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad: Based in Elbe, the Mount Rainier Scenic operates on former Milwaukee Road trackage. We were smiling the entire time. To learn more about their menu, pricing, and scheduling, please visit the railroad's website.
Beginning in 2016, the train will run year-round. The food was tasty and there was plenty of it! In the fall, the acres of grape leaves turn a daring gold, the trees a tapestry of crimson and amber, and the air grows ripe with the tantalizing aroma of grapes going about their business. Known for being the largest inland coastal forest located between Boston and New York, The Preserve is easily one of the major highlight of the journey. Suggest starting the last train at 5:30 or 6:00. It was fun, food good but not great and the train ride was pleasant.
They have an impressive collection of equipment and operate a railroad that stretches about 20-miles. Certificates valid for a specific activity can be exchanged at any time prior to redemption. Participants The Connecticut Dinner Train For Two Experience Gifts Certificate is valid for two participants, unless additional are added onto the certificate. Also, the viewing platform was not open until the return which again was in the dark. Those undertaking this journey in February or March may even see a bald eagle or two as that is when they typically migrate from Canada to the Connecticut River Valley.
We had been given a perfect weather day, so we were on the top deck often. Unfortunately the weather was not the best and put a damper on our view, but the ride itself was very enjoyable. Dinner was excellent and the anniversary cake provided by the crew was a hugh surprise. The train decor was excellent. He gets them California-fresh, blanches them to take away some of the tannins and then candies them himself. A ride on the Chehalis-Centralia Railroad is a pleasant, scenic, and relaxing journey back in time.