Two of the Western New York area’s railroad museums are preparing for their annual fall foliage and fall fun runs.
The Arcade and Attica Railroad, located at 278 Main St. in Arcade, has some fall events scheduled for the months of October and November that would make for great family outings or a great weekend date night.
Fall Foliage Runs are scheduled for Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, October 1st through 3rd, October 8th through 10th, and October 15th through 17th. These two-hour trips go through some of Wyoming County’s most scenic countryside as you enjoy the beauty of fall behind a steam engine. The trips take place Fridays at 2 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.
The Halloween Haunted House takes place Saturdays and Sundays, October 23rd and 24th and October 30th and 31st at noon and 2:30 p.m. all days. The Currier Depot is turned into a haunted train station, and visitors are encouraged to come in costume.
Saturday, November 6th is the last Murder Mystery Dinner Train of the season at 4 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person and includes dinner and show at Springville Center for the Arts. Registration is required, as only 128 seats are available; call 585-492-3100 for more information.
For more information on these and other events, visit www.arcadeandatticarr.com.
The Medina Railroad Museum, located at 530 West Ave. in Medina, has a number of fall foliage runs and winery tour train runs scheduled for October that would be great for families and couples.
Fall Foliage Runs are currently scheduled for Saturdays, October 9th, 16th, and 23rd; Sundays, October 10th, 17th, and 24th; Tuesdays, October 12th and 19th; and Friday, October 15th. Trains leave the museum at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. (11 a.m. only on the 15th). Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students ages 13 to 18, $13 for children ages 2 to 12, and children under 2 are free; fares include Museum admission as well.
The Winery Train Run takes place Sunday, October 24th. The train leaves from Lockport’s Michigan St. yard (24 Michigan St, corner of Park Ave.) at 10 a.m. and heads to Spring Lake Winery. The trip features a continental breakfast; a Railroad Museum tour; and lunch, wine tasting, and music at the Winery. Reservations are required, and can be made by calling 716-439-5253; tickets are $45 for adults, $20 for kids under 10.
For more information on these events and the Museum, visit www.railroadmuseum.net.