Wednesday June 6, 2018
Moonlight Dome and Birch Grove will depart Chicago behind Amtrak’s Lake Shore Limited #48 train 9:30 pm. Passengers should plan to meet up in Chicago’s Metropolitan Lounge inside Union Station to wait for the announcement to begin boarding train #48. Our crew will escort you to the private cars. Enjoy evening snacks and drinks in the lounge of the Moonlight Dome while meeting our other travel companions. A brief mandatory safety meeting will be conducted.
Thursday June 7, 2018 Arrive Albany, NY at 2:25pm (B, L, D provided enroute)
Friday June 8, 2018 Depart Albany, NY at 8:30pm behind Amtrak’s #293 Ethan Allen in route to Rutland, Vermont
Arrive Rutland, VT at 11:18pm where we will overnight in the Amtrak railyard.
Saturday June 9, 2018 Vermont Railway will pick us up at 10:00 am for transit to Burlington VT. (this will be our first rare mileage opportunity.) (B, L provided enroute)
Half way to Burlington we will stop and transfer our passengers to a coach car provided by the Vermont Railway for a rare mileage trip on the CLP Florence Branch. We will travel to the OMYA plant and back. This is a two-mile round trip from Florence on VTR mainline to OMYA plant just under a mile up the hill. We will have a one-hour layover in Florence for this trip on the way to Burlington. (this will be our second rare mileage opportunity)
We arrive at our waterfront tie-up spot in Burlington VT. Dinner will be on the Vermont Railway’s newly established dinner train. This event is provided free for our passengers compliments of the Vermont Railway and your hosts, the Cincinnati Railway Company.
Sunday June 10, 2018 Layover in Burlington, VT You have the entire day to explore Burlington and the surrounding area on your own. (Breakfast provided)
Monday June 11, 2018 Layover in Burlington, VT This day is also yours to enjoy the areas attractions. For our rare mileage passengers, we will be providing a ride on the Washington County Railroad. This trip will most likely be inside the cab of the locomotive or in a working caboose. We will travel up the hill in Barre on the WACR M&B line. We will go from Mi. 7.70 (Barre) to Mi. 12.70 (End of Track Websterville). This event will require a drive from Burlington in rented vans and will require signed waivers of liability from each passenger. (this will be our third rare mileage opportunity.) (Breakfast provided.)
We will depart Burlington late in the day on our way back to Rutland for overnight stay. (Dinner to be provided enroute)
Tuesday June 12, 2018 Depart Rutland at 8:15am arriving Albany at 10:50am. SAME DAY SWITCHING. Depart Albany 6:20pm behind Amtrak’s #49 Lakeshore. (B, L, D provided enroute)
Wednesday June 13, 2018 On time arrival into Chicago’s Union Station is 9:45 am. All passengers must de-board now. We hope you enjoyed your travels with us! Please keep in mind, Amtrak may run late. You will want to give yourself additional hours if planning to catch a flight home. Breakfast provided enroute.
Moonlight Dome Stateroom - two single beds - $3295 per person, double occupancy Moonlight Dome Double Bedroom - 1 full bed - $2695 per person, double occupancy Birch Grove Double Bedroom - upper & lower single berths - $2895 per person, double occupancy Birch Grove Roomette - single bed - $2995
Itinerary and provided meals on board while enroute subjected to updates by CRC and/or VRS.