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East Troy (Wis.) Railroad Is Going Big In 2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 9:13 AM | Jeff Wien (Administrator)

Former electric interurban line says it will operate more trains on a longer route

March 22, 2016

RELATED TOPICS: MIDWEST | STEAM/PRESERVATION | RAILFANING | TOURIST RAILROADS | OPERATIONS

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East Troy Electric Railroad's former Chicago South Shore & South Bend cars carry a load of passengers eastward on a Christmas-themed train in December 2015.

Steve Sweeney

EAST TROY, Wis. — Photographers and railfans will be able to enjoy more trains and a longer train ride at the East Troy Railroad Museum in Wisconsin this year. The railroad recently unveiled its 2016 schedule that will include more trains, added dinner trains, and a longer operating route that features a stop at Indianhead Park in Mukwonago, Wis.

The new schedule is part of the railroad’s 2016 season that officially opens for regular business on April 30. The museum will operate up to seven daily departures each Saturday and Sunday from East Troy. Trains will also be departing from Indianhead Park this season.

In addition to its regular weekend schedule, the railroad says that its popular dinner and pizza trains will continue in addition to several new “theme trains” designed to appeal to different food heritages. Italian, Mexican, German, and classic American foods will be among some of the dinner items on board the special theme trains in 2016.

A series of special events are also on the itinerary for 2016, including a Railfan Day on June 25 that will feature different sets of railroad cars.

More information is available on the railroad's website.

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