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Amtrak offers ‘Great Dome’ car to see fall foliage between Albany...

Amtrak offers ‘Great Dome’ car to see fall foliage between Albany and Montreal

Monday, September 15, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. – Amtrak is bringing its vintage “Great Dome” car to upstate New York for a six-week run during the fall foliage season.

The car will give riders sweeping vistas of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks from Sept. 25 through Nov. 4.

The car features an upper level with windows on all sides to provide panoramic views of the colorful foliage between Albany and Montreal.

The dome car will operate northbound from Albany to Montreal on Thursdays, Saturdays and Mondays and return south from Montreal on Fridays, Sundays, and Tuesdays. Dome car trips are not made on Wednesdays.

Trails and Rails volunteers will be aboard select dome car trips offering historical commentary between Saratoga Springs and Westport.

The car, built in 1955, is the only remaining dome car in Amtrak service.

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