All Aboard: The Most Spectacular Fall Foliage Train Rides

All Aboard: The Most Spectacular Fall Foliage Train Rides

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During the autumn months, rail passage offers the perfect opportunity to experience the best foliage across the country, leaving you with nothing to do but admire the view. Here are ten great trips that will take you past some of the best autumnal scenes.

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    Transporting passengers through the rural Alaskan landscape and into Canada, the rail company combines sublime scenery with fascinating history and a delicious meal along the way. 
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    Beginning in Hyannis, the Cape Cod Central Railroad takes guests through the Cape's woodlands, sand dunes, salt marshes, and cranberry bogs, as well as past the Cape Cod Canal.
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    Before cruising down the Connecticut River, you'll glide past rural New England towns and the tidal wetlands at Pratt Cove aboard a steam locomotive. It's one of the most pristinely preserved natural areas in the country.
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    Cars from the 1920s, '30s, '50s, and '70s whisk passengers past the picturesque wilderness between Nelsonville and Logan, all managed and operated entirely by volunteers.
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    The Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad and Museum offers rides on Saturdays and Sundays, taking passengers through groves of black cottonwood, dogwood, red alder, and vine maple trees, as well as past thick coniferous forests. 
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    Scenic stops in Thendara, Saranac Lake, and other small towns along the way give riders a chance to explore the historic hamlets that line the route. passengers can enjoy various fall events on a beer & wine tasting train and Halloween train.
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    Combine some of the world's best wine with stunning scenery on a trip aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train. Lunch/dinner are prepared onboard by award-winning chef Kelly Macdonald, and a sunset journey during the fall harvest season can't be beat. 
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    Traversing the San Juan National Forest, this train offers riders the perfect way to see the beauty of the Western wilderness any time of year. As you follow the Animas River, keep an eye out for the abandoned mining camps & old stagecoach roads.
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