Scenic train rides let you step back in time and experience an authentic taste of the golden age of railroad travel. There are few more pleasant ways to get around than aboard a chugging train, and with these scenic train rides you can sit back and watch the world go by from the comfort and style of an old-fashioned train car, as you are served a delicious brunch, lunch or dinner. Enjoy the fine food and wine and the beautiful scenery on scenic train rides throughout the US!
If you’re looking for a wonderfully unique and relaxing gift for someone special, or you want a dining experience with a difference, try an unforgettable scenic train ride!
The Dinner Train in Essex was a birthday gift from my wife. We decided to make an overnight trip since we had a 2 1/2 hour drive to Essex. The trip was well worth it. We arrived as sugggested 1/2 hour prior to boarding. The location truly brought us back in time. The station as well as the conductors and waitstaff depicted the era. Aboard we were met by a pleasant waitress and the meal was tastey and well presented. Our conductor Paul explained the history of the train and visited at each table. Although Paul's input was interesting, it would have been nice to have a brief discription of the sight as we were approaching them. We enjoyed the scenery along the Conn. River and saw the rice puffs growing along the route. We would defintely return again in the Springtime, we took this trip the end of ther summer. Our only sugestion would to possibly have a little dinner music to add to the ambiance. I would recommend this trip to anyone. The leisurely ride and excellent food and waitstaff truly added to the stepping back in time and leisure of the train experience.