Holiday & Seasonal

Amtrak’s Glass-Domed Train Car Is Back Again For Fall Foliage Views

All aboard!

As the leaves start to change colors this fall, there’s clearly only one ideal way to view them. A ride in Amtrak’s “Great Dome” car offers the best of what fall has to offer, and you can book a trip starting in late September.

This 1950s train takes you from Albany, New York, across the Canadian border to Montreal. The 10-hour ride offers incredible viewing opportunities thanks to the windows along the side of the train car, as well as along the ceiling. A journey along this Adirondack route will let you take in fall’s changing colors, the beautiful Lake Champlain and more.

As you might imagine, tickets to board this train get sold out fairly quickly, and are sold on a first come, first serve basis. So if you’d like to take in the fall scenery, you’ve got to book your trip sooner rather than later. This special seasonal ride is offered from Sept. 27–Nov. 2, so be sure to mark these dates on your calendar!

The train was originally built in 1955, and was last renovated in 1999, according to Amtrak’s website. If you’d like the chance to ride on this vintage train, but don’t think you’ll be able to make the New York to Canada trip, there’s another opportunity for you to take a ride in this piece of history.

From August 11–Sept. 23 The Great Dome rail car will travel to Maine, making four trips a day. This would be a great experience for the family this summer!

This isn’t the first time the 1950s dome train has allowed passengers to take in amazing views of the fall foliage. The train made the same trek last year, too.

And by the looks of it, the views were breathtaking:

Fall, we're coming for you 📷: @ramblin_rick

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Does this have you in the mood to say goodbye to summer and welcome in the fall season? We can’t say we blame you. Fall’s coming — and this means of transportation is one of the best ways to take it in! Book a trip on the Amtrak website before it’s too late!