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Cape Cod Central Railroad, Hyannis
Take a train ride into the lovely countryside of Cape Cod and enjoy lunch, brunch or dinner in the dining car, freshly prepared right on the train.

by Tom Brosnahan
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I love trains! They're civilized. There's plenty of room and you can live normally as you travel: sit in comfort, stroll around and chat with other travelers, even enjoy fine dining as you roll.

New England has a number of scenic and historic railways.

The age of gracious train travel may be long past, but you can still experience it in Hyannis by boarding a Cape Cod Central Railroad excursion train for a 46-mile (74-km) ride through the beautiful salt marsh country and cranberry bogs of the Cape, all the way to the Cape Cod Canal and its bridges, enjoying fine dining as you roll.

Dine as you Travel

Your multi-course lunch, Sunday brunch or dinner is prepared fresh in the onboard kitchen and served by experienced railroad waiters right at your table decorated with fresh flowers. There's full bar service.

Cape Cod Central Railroad dining car, Hyannis MA

Nostalgic Comfort

You ride in authentic 20th-century rail cars that have been carefully restored and fitted with 21st-century safety and comforts, including climate control. Traction is by diesel locomotive.

Variety of Excursions

The Cape Cod Central Railroad offers a variety of rail excursions, including the Colonial Lunch Train, Yankee Clipper Brunch Train, Dome Car Dining, and special holiday trains, with First Class and Platinum Class options available.

The Train Station

The Hyannis railroad station is right in the town center at the corner of Main and Center Streets (map), next to the Hyannis Transportation Center and within a few minutes' walk of downtown Hyannis.

You must have reservations to ride the trains, so call in advance.

Train + Harbor Cruise

By the way, if you'd like to take a Hyannis harbor cruise, Cape Cod Central Railroad has a package deal with Hy-Line Cruises: you get the 2-hour scenic train excursion and a harbor cruise at a discount. You needn't take both tours on the same day. More...

Cape Cod Central Railroad
252 Main Street (map)
Hyannis MA 02601
Tel toll-free: 888-797-7245

—by Tom Brosnahan


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Cape Cod Central Railroad, Haynnis MA

Above, boarding the
Cape Cod Central Railroad.


 

Kitchen, Cape Cod Central Railroad dinner train, Hyannis MA

Preparing dinner plates in the kitchen car.

 

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