Posted on Wednesday September 23, 2020 by Vanessa Lenz

Dinner Trains Resume

The East Troy Electric Railroad will restart the railroad’s popular Dinner Trains at the end of the month. Only a limited number of tickets are available to assure that passengers can be seated a safe distance from other groups on the train. The railroad has installed new air filters and air ionization systems to improve passenger safety.

“We’ve installed new air filters and a pinpoint bipolar ionization system in both of our dining cars,“ said Ryan Jonas, President of the East Troy Railroad Museum. “This combination will reduce the risk for spread of any viruses and provides a clean, fresh and comfortable environment for our unique dining experiences.”

Five dinner train events are planned for the Fall 2020 season. Each train features a unique menu:

Sept. 26 - Family Picnic Train - Popcorn, Hot Dog, Chips and Brownies

Oct. 3 - Oktoberfest - German Sauerbraten, Brussels Sprouts, Bacon & Dessert

Oct. 10 - Autumn Glow - Tuscan Chicken or Whisky-glazed Brisket, Potatoes & Dessert

Oct. 17 - Sweetest Day - SOLD OUT

Oct. 24 - Adult Halloween - Wear your favorite costume and enjoy Cider Marinated

 Short Ribs or a Bourbon Brown Sugar Chicken Quarter, Potatoes & Dessert

Tickets must be purchased in advance at Select either Family Picnic Trains or Dinner Trains -- then read more about the details of the menu for each of the available trains. Then purchase your tickets using a major credit card.

Harvest Fest Update

A new schedule and available tickets have been posted for trains traveling to the Elegant Farmer during weekend Harvest Fest events from Sept. 12 to Oct. 25. Passengers will have time to shop before re-boarding their train to return to East Troy. Passengers must purchase tickets ahead of time for a specific train during this time. The railroad recommends that you return to the Elegant Farmer by car to enjoy activities requiring more time, such as apple picking, hay rides or the corn maze.

About the Railroad

The East Troy Railroad Museum operates 14-mile round trip train rides from its historic East Troy depot and museum to Indianhead Park in Mukwonago, with a stop at the popular Elegant Farmer store and deli. The Railroad is celebrating 113 years of riding the rails through Southeast Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine countryside. The not-for-profit museum is operated, maintained and managed by over 130 volunteers dedicated to engaging visitors in the heritage of electric interurban railways and trolley systems through restoration, preservation and operation of historic Equipment.

For more information, visit or call (262) 642-3263.

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