October 8, 2015 All Aboard the Autumn Express

Craig Schulz

Amtrak Contact

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Amtrak to again operate special excursion train

NEW YORK – Back by popular demand, the Amtrak Autumn Express will operate this year on October 24 and 25 through parts of New York, Vermont and Massachusetts. This unique excursion is an opportunity to see parts of southern New England not visible by car on a route not traversed by passenger trains in decades.

This year’s Autumn Express will take passengers through the scenic valleys of eastern New York, Southwestern Vermont and the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts. Experience the splendor of fall colors and travel through the historic five-mile-long Hoosac Tunnel. Considered one of the nation’s civil engineering landmarks and completed in 1877, the Autumn Express will be the first passenger train through the tunnel in 30 years!

The train departs from Amtrak’s Albany-Rensselaer and Schenectady stations en route to East Deerfield, Mass. and returns via the same route.

Tickets are now available and can be purchased online or by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL. Seating is limited. Tickets are $129 for adults. Children aged 2-12 ride for half price with each adult ticket. Passengers also receive a boxed lunch and souvenir tote.

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