Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum is proud to announce that in partnership with the City of North Adams, Town of Adams, and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation fun train rides are coming back to the beautiful Berkshire Hills!
Operating between the historic communities of Adams and North Adams in the scenic footprint of Mount Greylock and the Hoosac Mountain Range, our new Hoosac Valley Service will feature a round trip train schedule, downtown-to-downtown service and popular special events for the whole family!
Stay tuned as the Hoosac Valley Service develops throughout 2015!
No Train Rides Until Further Notice
October 16, 2015 Berkshire Scenic Railway regrets to announce that Hoosac Valley Service pilot/test train operations are not possible this weekend, October 17 & 18. The temporary agreement to permit BSRM/HVS test train operations between Pan Am Railways and MassDOT was temporary and specific to Columbus Day weekend only. Although we had anticipated the agreement would be extended to permit operations through the rest of the season, we were notified this afternoon that it has not been finalized in time for this weekend's operations. Our project partners are hopeful that all additional, required agreements permitting operations pending the federal Surface Transportation Board decision on track ownership transfer will be secured sometime in the near future. Please accept our apologies for the late notice and thank you for your continued support. The overwhelming positive feedback and notes of encouragement we received this past week was inspiring. Thank you for your patience and understanding as this project continues to develop and all wrinkles ironed out. Please keep checking our webpage and Facebook page for updates.
As soon as we know when the STB rules or the additional legal agreements for temporary operations have been finalized, we will let you know. This project has been and remains, a complicated endeavor.