Traveling this fall just got a bit more enjoyable with the announcement of Amtrak's Autumn Express returning this October, offering travelers some prime leaf-changing vistas in New York, Vermont and Massachusetts.
According to a recent press release, on October 24 and 25, the Autumn Express will explore southern New England along a route not used by any passenger rail company in decades, including a trip through the historic five-mile-long Hoosac Tunnel.
For the first time in 30 years, a passenger train will make its way through the tunnel, which was completed in 1877 and considered one of the nation’s civil engineering landmarks. In addition to Hoosac Tunnel, passengers will venture through eastern New York, Southwestern Vermont and Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts.
The Autumn Express will depart from Albany-Rensselaer and Schenectady stations and make its way all to Deerfield, Massachusetts, before eventually returning on the same route back to New York.
Tickets for the fall adventure start at $129 for adults, and children (ages 2-12) are half price with each adult ticket. In addition to the unique train ride, passengers will also receive a boxed lunch and a souvenir tote.
Amtrak also recently brought back the Great Dome rail car. Through Nov. 3, customers can book a trip on the Adirondack service in the only remaining dome car along one of the most scenic train routes in the United States.
For more information on the Autumn Express, check out Amtrak’s official website.