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Cape Cod Central Railroad


History of the Railroad


Train From HyannisOriginally founded in 1999, it operates a variety of excursion trains from downtown Hyannis to the Cape Cod Canal during spring, summer, and fall. Recently, it has expanded service in a limited capacity to offer from Buzzard Bayrides that travel the reverse of the normal route.


Most of their trips are made during the Scallop Festival or during the summer when the Family Supper Train and Scenic Train depart together from Buzzards Bay.


It offers daily sightseeing trains, a Family Supper train, Brunch and Lunch trains, and an Elegant Dinner train that was rated one of the top 3 in the nation by the Food Network.



Going through Cape CodThe Cape Cod Central Railroad has three locomotives, and generally uses two on each train in a pull-pull configuration due to a lack of convenient switching locations.


ALCo RS-3M #1201, nicknamed "Lulubell," was originally built in May 1951 for the New York Central Railroad as locomotive #8246. It has also served Penn Central, Amtrak, Connecticut Central, and Providence & Worcester railroads. #1201 did not run during the 2011 season; since it was at the end of its useful life, it was scrapped on 9/17/2011.


EMD GP-7 #1501, along with its sister engine #1502, was originally built in 1952 for the Atlanta & St. Andrews Bay railroad. The 1501 recently emerged in a new paint scheme identical to sister railroad Massachusetts Coastal's paint scheme.


The engine is now in service on Cape Cod Central trains. Sister 1502 has not run in several years and a return to service is not likely in the foreseeable future.


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In one of the most beautiful landscapes of the United States, you are sure to be amazed by the natural beauty of Cape Cod.


Take either a narrated scenic train ride or one of our many meal trains. With our peak season fast approaching, BOOK NOW,as trains often book up early.

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