september, 2021

20sep(sep 20)9:30 pm26(sep 26)7:45 pmVermont Rail ExplorerRare off-Amtrak mileage aboard three vintage luxury private railcars - Departs only once!

Event Details

Enjoy a rare mileage trip to Vermont during the exciting fall colors season, with a luxury dome car!

Our trip begins in Chicago where we will travel overnight to Albany, NY. After a brief overnight layover we will make our way north to Rutland VT, behind Amtrak’s Ethan Allen. The net morning Vermont Rail Services will attach their locomotives to our private cars and take us as a special train to scenic Bellows Falls VT along the Green Mountain Railroad. After a two-hour layover wherein our guests can explore downtown Bellows Falls we will travel west to Chester, VT where we will park overnight at the depot. The next day we will travel north as a special train to Burlington VT, upon arrival our private railcars will be parked along Lake Champlain in downtown Burlington VT for two night.

At the end of our stay in Burlington we will return to Rutland, VT as a special train where our cars will be handed back to Amtrak for movement to Albany, NY where our journey ends.

Detailed schedule below:

Sept. 20th Depart Chicago, IL behind Amtrak Train #48, the Lake Shore Limited for Albany, NY, arriving Sept 21st.  Depart Chicago at 9:30 PM, arrive into Albany NY at 2:30 PM

Guests overnight in Albany, NY at a local hotel (included). Meals are on your own while off-train. 

Sept 22nd Depart Albany, NY behind Amtrak train 291 at 2:20 PM for an evening trip to Rutland Vermont. We will overnight onboard the private railcars tonight. Meals, beer and wine included.

Sept 23rd. Mid morning we will depart as a private train from Rutland, VT for Bellows Falls, VT. We will layover for a few hours in Bellows Falls before returning to Chester, VT to layover for the night. 

Sept 24th. Depart mid morning for Burlington, VT. Upon arrival we will park right next to Lake Champlain with your private railcar room serving as your hotel. Meals included while moving. 

Sept 25th. Free day to explore Burlington. Bar closed. Continental breakfast included. 

Sept. 26th. Depart Burlington, VT around 9 AM for Rutland, VT as a special train. Upon arrival Rutland we will be attached to Amtrak train 296 for movement to Albany, NY. Depart Rutland at 5:05 PM arriving in Albany, NY at 7:45 PM where the trip concludes.


Pacific Home, Pacific Union and Northern Pacific Dome Coach #549


Bedroom: $4999 for 1 or 2 guests

Roomette: $2999 for 1 accommodating 1 guest



20 (Monday) 9:30 pm - 26 (Sunday) 7:45 pm

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