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Finger Lakes Railway Fall Foliage Tour

This rail trip has been opened to the general public as well as to convention attendees. Convention attendees can register for the rail trip on when they register for the convention, the general public is invited to register and attend the Northeastern Region National Model Railroad Association convention. OnLine Registration is closed, walk-in registration is available at the convention.

Members of the general public wishing to go on the rail trip, but NOT attend the convention, can purchase tickets by bringing $40 cash (no credit card or check) the day of the trip and purchase your ticket as you board the train. The train will board at the Home Depot in Camillus. To attend any other Convention events will require registration to the entire NER Convention.

IF YOU ARE A CONVENTION ATTENDEE your tickets for the trip will be in your Registration packet at the Registration Desk in the hotel.

 

IF YOU ARE NOT ATTENDING THE CONVENTION and ordered tickets online, you may still pick up your tickets at the Registration Desk in the Holiday Inn, Electronics Parkway, Liverpool on Thursday September 19 between 2:00 PM and 9:00 PM or on Friday September 20, 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM. OTHERWISE, your tickets will be available at 8:15 AM at the trip departure location, Home Depot parking lot, Milton Avenue, Camillus, NY. See a crew member with a Yellow Hat.


Train loads starting at 8:30 and departs at 9:00 AM.

Beverages (coffee, decaf, soda, bottled water) will be sold during the trip. No other food is available if you did not order a lunch from Panera Bread at registration. Feel free to bring your own snacks along with you. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OF ANY KIND PERMITTED ON THE TRAIN.

Our trip on the former New York Central Auburn Branch, operated by Finger Lakes Railway, loads at 8:30 AM on Saturday September 21. Free parking is available at the loading site (Home Depot Camillus). The train will proceed west for three hours, towards Geneva, NY, with a photo run-by (weather permitting) at the Central NY Chapter NRHS restored Martisco Station. The train will then reverse direction, returning to Home Depot at 3:00 PM. 

A café car with non-alcoholic drinks will be open throughout the trip. Tickets are $35.00 per person for NMRA members. In the event of cancellation, refunds will be in accordance with the NER Refund policy.  The trip runs rain or shine. We regret the train is not wheelchair accessible.




Local Historic Stations Open for Self-Guided Tours

The local NRHS chapter operates two former stations,  one at Central Square where the RW&O and O&W crossed, and the other at Martisco on the former NYC Auburn Branch, now the Fingerlakes Railway. Both will be open for you to visit.



Adirondack Scenice Railway Ride - Self Booked Ride
If you have time, plan to stop on the way here, or back, and visit the Adirondack Scenic Railway. Trains leave from the Restored Utica Union Station, easily accessed from NYS Thruway exit 31. Check out the details at http://www.adirondackrr.com/adkrr/ Note that September is prime “leafer” season so get your reservation early!

For more info and Questions please contact our Convention Chairman at eorourke@twcny.rr.com