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 the Convention Registration Page when they register for the convention, the general public is invited to register and attend the Northeastern Region National Model Railroad Association convention.

Members of the general public wishing to go on the rail trip, but NOT attend the convention, can purchase tickets by clicking on this link to the rail trip ticket pageTo attend any other Convention events will require registration to the entire NER Convention.

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. 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 Solvay at 3:00 PM. Box lunches from Panera Bread will be

available for pre-sale ($15.00) on the Convention website only.  (Click to view the Box Lunch Choices.) A café car with non-alcoholic drinks and snacks will be open throughout the trip. Tickets are $35.00 per person. 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 Note that September is prime “leafer” season so get your reservation early!