Winter/Spring 2013 Special Promotion!
A&M Scenic Excursion Train Rides from
Fort Smith to Winslow
Come spend an afternoon in Fort Smith riding the rails in old-time style on a beautiful 1920s-era passenger train. January 12 through March 23, Saturdays only, the Arkansas-Missouri Railroad Scenic Excursion Train will take passengers on a four-hour, 80-mile journey from Fort Smith through the Boston Mountains to the quaint town of Winslow, Ark. and back.
On the following dates, the train departs from the Fort Smith Trolley Museum at 100 S. 4th St. at 11 a.m. and returns at approximately 3 p.m.:
- Saturday, January 12th
- Saturday, January 19th
- Saturday, January 26th
- Saturday, February 2nd
- Saturday, February 9th
- Saturday, February 16th
- Saturday, February 23rd
- Saturday, March 2nd
Saturday, March 9th
- Saturday, March 16th
- Saturday, March 23rd
The Saturday afternoon trips take passengers through Fort Smith and historic downtown Van Buren over miles of scenic railway in the Ozark foothills. Lively and knowledgable conductors entertain the passengers with interesting tidbits of history and descriptions of the route. The train passes over mountain trestles that are more than 100 feet from the ground--an awe-inspiring experience--and through the 1,702-foot Winslow Tunnel.
Boxed lunches are available with upgraded tickets, and snacks and drinks are available for purchase as well. Upgraded tickets also include a commemorative photo of you on the train, presented to you on arrival at the return destination.
People of every age enjoy these train rides. For children, it's a tremendously exciting adventure that they remember for years to come. For adults who have not ever been on such a passenger train, it's a fantastic and imaginative day trip that sets the weekend apart from any other. For those who rode the train in years past, it's a chance to recall the simple elegance of rail transportation and relive some treasured memories. Many passengers become so enchanted with the experience that they return to ride the rails again and again, finding new joys in each trip and different sights to see in each season.
Further details about the train excursions are available on the Arkansas-Missouri Railroad website. The website lists the full train schedule and ticket pricing. During other seasons of the year, the A&M Scenic Excursion Train features trips between Van Buren, Ark. and Springdale, Ark.
To reserve tickets by phone, call 800-687-8600. You may also purchase A&M Scenic Excursion Train tickets online or at the Fort Smith Trolley Museum before the train departs.