When people think of passenger trains, the image of old steam engines huffing up mountainsides and decadent roomettes bustling with well-to-do businessmen and their families come to mind. Fast forward a century, and trains are less of a luxurious transportation solution but an expedited means of connecting Westchester suburbanites to their Manhattan office and a car-less college freshmen to their dusty, post-break dorm rooms.
The moment we traded in luxury for convenience is about the same time we lost touch with our past. Sure the “Golden Age” of rail slipped away when cars provided us the freedom of the open road but when did we start thinking it was okay to settle for gas station sandwiches and billboard-lined highways?
Enter Green Mountain Railroad.
Dine on the Rails
If anyone could make rail “cool again”, it would be Green Mountain Railroad. With its Champlain Valley Dinner Train services and special events, Green Mountain Railroad puts a modern spin on a two-century old industry.
And in Burlington, where mouth-watering food and instagram-worthy views are offered in spades, Green Mountain Railroad offers something its dining competitors cannot: a three-course meal prepared by an award-winning culinary team and unbeatable views of not only downtown Burlington but the greater Lake Champlain region.
Imagine indulging in a three-course meal, a glass (or two) of wine and then looking out your window to see an ever-changing Vermont landscape. From glistening Lake Champlain waters to the rolling Green Mountains, dining on the Green Mountain Railroad allows you to see Vermont’s gorgeous countryside without having to subject yourself to traffic, driving and sad to-go food options.
Treat yourself to the luxury you deserve and to an experience you never forget. The Champlain Valley Diner Train runs every Friday and Saturday night until September 1. Get your ticket here or by calling (800) 707-3530
And you can keep an eye out for the Green Mountain Railroad’s special events like its Mother’s Day brunch and this winter’s Polar Express by heading to our events calendar.