A & M Railroad Excursions

Arkansas & Missouri Railroad's special passenger train services offer you a window seat into history – an opportunity to travel in the style of a bygone era. Discover nature at its best, as you travel through the mighty Arkansas River Valley and the majestic Boston and Ozark Mountains. 

The Arkansas & Missouri Railroad is one of the few commercial lines left in the United States that operates both freight and passenger service. All passengers travel the regular working rails in refurbished antique passenger or parlor coaches.

For some, the journey evokes memories of an era long gone. For others, it is the fulfillment of a wish to let their children and grandchildren experience the Golden Age of Travel just as they did when they were young. All enjoy a uniquely memorable experience reminiscent of American traditions in transportation.

Whatever your reason to take the train, you are almost guaranteed to leave the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad with a feeling of nostalgic joy in your heart – and perhaps the remembered scent of a warm, home-baked Fourth-of-July apple pie in your memory.

Choose from three popular excursions – each with its own special flavor and adventure – guaranteed to revive the Golden Age of Travel in your heart!

 


Coach Tickets: Seating in 1917 - 1920"s Vintage Pullman coach has velvet bench style seating with mahogany inlay. Includes train ride only, snacks available for purchase.

Club Tickets: Seating in 1917 - 1920's Vintage Pullman coach with velvet bench style seating with mahogany inlay. Includes train ride, snack and beverage service (Springdale to Van Buren only) or lunch (Van Buren to Winslow only) and a souvenir photo.

Caboose Tickets: Seating in 1940's restored B&O Cupola Caboose. Only 10-12 passengers. Includes train ride, snack and beverage service (Springdale to Van Buren only) or lunch (Van Buren to Winslow only) and souvenir photo. PLEASE NOTE: This is an authentic Caboose experience - no heating or air conditioning!

First Class Tickets: Seating in 1950's Vintage Parlor Car, the "Explorer" is the A & M's most exquisite car in the fleet. Seating includes table and chair or lounge seating. Includes train ride, snack and beverage service (Springdale to Van Buren only) or lunch (Van Buren to Winslow only) and souvenir photo.


 For your convenience:

  • Limited handicap accessibility please inform us at the time of reservations.
  • Gift Certificates available for all occasions.
  • Gift Shop and museum located at the Springdale depot.


Disclaimer:

  • No refunds will be given for cancellations or changes made within 48 hours of excursion.
  • No refunds for special events or fundraisers.
  • Arrival and departure times are approximate.
  • Rates and schedules are subject to change.
  • No smoking, drinking, or pets allowed on train.
  • By purchasing a ticket you agree to allow A&M and/or their representatives to use any photos taken for promotional or advertising purposes.
  • Not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • The excursion train operates on a working railroad. Schedules are adhered to as closely as possible. Delays may be encountered. A&M reserves the right to alter and change schedules as necessary.
  • Please no outside food or beverage. Refreshments are available for purchase onboard.

 

Contact:
479-751-8600   |  Toll-Free: 800-687-8600
Distance from Convention Center:
5.5 mi.
Hours:

Regular Schedules for Excursion Train

The A&M offers round trip scenic tours through the Ozark Boston Mountains. Burrow through the quarter mile Winslow Tunnel and travel high trestles over 125 feet from the ground.

Fort Smith to Winslow -
January - March on Saturdays

This 4-hour excursion includes travel over the Arkansas River. Lunch is available when making a reservation.

Departs: 11:00 am from the Fort Smith Trolley Museum

Springdale to Van Buren -
April - Mid November on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays

This day-long, 134-mile round trip includes a three-hour layover in historic downtown Van Buren where you can enjoy lunch in one of several local cafes, shop along Main St and enjoy the rich architecture of the historic downtown buildings. Returns to Springdale between 4:30 - 5:30 pm.

Departs: 8:00 am from 306 E. Emma, Springdale, AR

Van Buren to Winslow -
April - Mid November on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays

This three-hour, 70-mile round trip excursion takes you through the ruggedly beautiful Boston Mountain range of the Ozarks, over three valley trestles and through the 1700-foot long Winslow tunnel for some of the most breathtaking scenery you are likely to see in 'The Natural State'.

Departs: 11:00 am from 813 Main St., Van Buren, AR

Van Buren to Winslow / Fall Foliage -
October - November on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays

Departs: 813 Main St., Van Buren, AR

Holiday Express and Dinner Trains -
Please see our calendar of events for schedule.

The excursion train operates on a working railroad. Schedules and times are adhered to as closely as possible. Delays may be encountered.

Price:
$27-$95 (Prices Vary Based On Selections)
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Handicap Accessible
Gift Store
Free Parking

Free parking is available at each of the boarding locations.