2016 Summer Train Ride Schedule
Trains operate on Saturday & Sunday only at:
10:00AM, 11:30AM, 1:30PM & 3:00PM Trains depart from North Adams Station behind the Brien Center Building on American Legion Drive. Park in the Brien Center parking lot. Look for the green caboose. GPS address is 98 Crowley Avenue which is located off Ashland Street/Route 8A, behind Oasis Plaza. Tickets are available on-line by clicking here OR on the day of your visit at the North Adams Welcome Coach, located at North Adams Station - it is the dark green traditional passenger car parked on the tracks next to the green caboose. Dining & other cultural attraction information is also available in the Welcome Coach along with exclusive souvenirs from our gift shop.
The train ride is an approximate one-hour, round trip and features a live narration pointing out historic and other facts about the beautiful Hoosac Valley in northern Berkshire County of Western Massachusetts. The train rides are on-board BSRM's restored, vintage Budd Company Rail Diesel Car just like the ones that once brought passengers to the Berkshires from Boston and New York City in the 1950's through the end of rail passenger service.
|Photo courtesy of Scott Hartley|
FRIDAY CABARET RAIL CRUISES
Friday, July 29; Friday, August 12 & 26 ONLY!
Train departs from North Adams Station
The Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum's Hoosac Valley Service is proud to present our exclusive Friday Evening Cabaret Rail Cruise featuring live music performed by the Berkshire's own popular piano & voice duo of Samantha Talora & Ron Ramsay!
Each show features a unique and diverse musical program, fun trivia, prizes & more in an informal, laid-back, family-fun atmosphere while leisurely cruising along the rails in the beautiful Hoosac Valley.
This train is: "BYOB" - picnic on-board our moving cabaret show! Bring your own beverages & snacks for a one-hour, round trip experience. Beer, wine & cocktails are specifically welcome and encouraged!
Tickets are $25 a person and are conveniently available on-line OR on the evening of your visit. However, due to the popularity of this event we recommend you purchase your tickets on-line and reserve your seats now. All ticket proceeds after costs help support the all-volunteer, non-profit Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum.
WHAT ELSE TO DO DURING YOUR VISIT?
Northern Berkshire County possess a rich history and beautiful natural environment. There are many cultural and outdoor activities to enjoy during your visit. We encourage you to take time and explore the communities of North Adams & Adams. Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum is proud to be a part of these vibrant, quintessential New England communities!
Western Gateway Heritage State Park
Did you know that North Adams is home to the Western Portal of the Hoosac Tunnel, one of the longest rail tunnels in North America? Want to know what role North Adams had in the Manhattan Project? Learn more about the rich history of the Northern Berkshires either before or after your train ride at Western Gateway Heritage State Park!
|Heritage Park Visitor's Center |
Western Gateway is the home of two separate museums: the North Adams Museum of History & Science presented by the North Adams Historical Society and the Hoosac Tunnel Museum presented by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Visitors Center. Both museums are typically open on Saturdays & Sunday, however please visit each museum's individual website for operational hours and more information.
ADMISSION TO BOTH MUSEUMS IS FREE!
The urban park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features restored former railroad buildings in a courtyard setting. It is located just a short walk or drive away from the train's boarding location and has ample, free parking.
|Model Train Exhibit at Museum of History & Science|