Autumn Color Weekend
Oct. 9-10-11, 2015


Train Rides Amid Brilliant Hues of Fall

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.

Schedule

Mid-Continent's Autumn Color weekend includes a Friday and Saturday evening Dinner Train along with daytime coach and caboose trains on Saturday and Sunday, including daytime Friday departures.

On Saturday and Sunday, we offer First Class seating on the 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. departures. An evening Dinner Train is operated on Saturday evening using the First Class cars. Dinner Trains last 2-1/2 to 3 hours.

Departure Times

Departure Time 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
Friday Oct. 9, 2015:   Coach & Caboose   Coach & Caboose  
Saturday Oct. 10, 2015 Coach Coach & First Class Coach & First Class Coach Dinner Train
Sunday Oct. 11, 2015 Coach Coach & First Class Coach & First Class Coach  

Fares


Fare Class Coach Car Fare Caboose Fare First Class Fare Dinner Fare
Adult $20.00 $22.00 $40.00*
$85.00**
Senior (62+) $18.00 $20.00
Student (13-17) $15.00 $17.00
Child (3-12) $10.00 $12.00
Child (2 and Under) Free Free Free Free

*Beverages and hors d' oeurves included in ticket price.
** Beverages and dinner included in ticket price.

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 11:40 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.

Dining Service

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.

All aboard!

A 1944 diesel locomotive pulls an Autumn Color train uphill.

Let us do the driving through bucolic countryside settings.

Travel through a valley tucked between the ancient quartzite formations of the Baraboo Range.

Enjoy Sauk County during harvest season. Pass through woods, lowlands, and fields. Keep an eye out for wildlife.

An Autumn Color train pauses at the end of the route.

A uniformed conductor shares railroad history.

A friendly crew member is ready to take your order in the lounge of our 1914 Soo Line Diner-Lounge car.

Tables are ready aboard the Saturday evening dinner train. Experience traditional railroad elegance.