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There’s nothing comparable to enjoying the beautiful brilliant hues of autumn in the rural Sauk County countryside from the comfort of our restored vintage passenger cars. Join us for “leaf-peeping” in style along the unspoiled right-of-way of our historic former Chicago & North Western rail line.
Mid-Continent's Autumn Color event spans two weekends. The first weekend includes a Friday and Saturday evening Dinner Train (Oct. 3-4) along with daytime coach and caboose trains on Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 4-5).
The second weekend of Autumn Color trains (Oct. 10-11-12) features an expanded schedule, including daytime Friday departures. During Saturday and Sunday, two separate trains operate simultaneously. One train offers coach car and caboose seating options while a second train running a limited schedule offers First Class seating. Both trains traverse the same route and both are scheduled for 55-minutes round-trip. An evening Dinner Train is operated on Saturday evening using the First Class cars. Dinner Trains last 2-1/2 to 3 hours.
|Departure Time||11:00 a.m.||1:00 p.m.||3:00 p.m.||5:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.|
|Friday Oct. 3, 2014||No daytime coach/caboose trains on Oct. 3rd||Dinner Train|
|Saturday Oct. 4, 2014:||Coach & Caboose||Coach & Caboose||Coach & Caboose||Dinner Train|
|Sunday Oct. 5, 2014||Coach & Caboose||Coach & Caboose||Coach & Caboose|
|Departure Time||10:00 a.m.||11:30 a.m.||11:40 a.m.||1:00 p.m.||1:10 p.m.||2:30 p.m.||5:30 p.m.|
|Friday Oct. 10, 2014:||Coach & Caboose||Coach & Caboose|
|Saturday Oct. 11, 2014||Coach & Caboose||Coach & Caboose||First Class||Coach & Caboose||First Class||Coach & Caboose||Dinner Train|
|Sunday Oct. 12, 2014||Coach & Caboose||Coach & Caboose||First Class||Coach & Caboose||First Class||Coach & Caboose|
|Fare Class||Coach Car Fare||Caboose Fare||First Class Fare||Dinner Fare|
|Child (2 and Under)||Free||Free||Free||Free|
*Beverages and hors d' oeurves included in ticket price.
** Beverages and dinner included in ticket price.
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 11:40 a.m. and 1:10 p.m. trains, Saturday and Sunday only. Reservations are recommended. Call the museum office for additional details: 608-522-4261, or toll free: 800-930-1385. Reservations can also be made online. Once announced, the hors d' oeurves menu can be viewed on the reservations page.
Dine in fine style, with a multi-course gourmet meal, served to you by uniformed friendly staff. Dinner trains board at 5:15 p.m. for a 5:30 p.m. departure from North Freedom, on Saturday only (please note the earlier departure time than previous years). Reservations are required. Call the museum office for additional details: 608-522-4261, or toll free: 800-930-1385. Reservations can also be made online. Once announced, menu selections can be viewed on the reservations page.