This Train Hasn’t Run Since the 1960s

The long-awaited return of NY’s most scenic autumnal voyage

October 10, 2016 9:00 am

This is the time of year to relish dwelling in the Northeast.

And while you’ve done the hikes and driven through the Catskills, you’ve never seen the vast autumnal grandeur within a stone’s throw of our city by rail — this rail, at least.

By popular demand, the Autumn Express slow train journey is back. For two days only — tickets on sale now — travelers will day-trip through through parts of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania completely unreachable by road. You’ll venture through small towns, historic tunnels and landmarks via routes that haven’t been traversed since the 1960s.

And for the nostalgic set, the train will even be switching from electric to diesel power before heading along the former Lehigh Valley Railroad and through the Musconetcong Tunnel, which opened in 1875. From there, it’s over to Allentown along the former Queen of the Valley passenger train route before following the Pennsylvania rail’s historic Blue Ribbon Fleet.

Leaving and returning from Penn Station and Newark, tickets are $149 per adult and half price for children. Each adventure includes a boxed lunch, souvenir tote, lapel pin and bragging rights … without the blistered feet.

Tickets will go fast. Nature waits for no man.


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