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Northern Sky & Northern Dreams (AAPRCO American Autumn Explorer)

Jul 03

The Dome/Sleeper, Northern Sky.

The Lounge/Sleeper, Northern Dreams.

Chicago – Burlington VT – Chicago
AAPRCO “American Autumn Explorer” Special Train
September 25th – October 3rd, 2020

The Lounge/Sleeper, Northern Dreams, has bedroom space available for the 2020 AAPRCO special train, the American Autumn Explorer. A large portion of the excursion will be on the Vermont Rail System which permits dutch-door and platform riding. The Northern Dreams and Northern Sky will depart Chicago, IL, on September 25th behind Amtrak train #48, the Lake Shore Limited bound for Albany-Rensselaer, NY.  At Albany-Rensselaer the special train will be assembled and will depart on September 27th and travel to Rutland, VT to transition to the Vermont Rail System. The special train will visit various locations in New York and Vermont and ultimately arrive at the convention location at Burlington, VT in the afternoon of September 28th.  On the morning of October 1st the Northern Dreams and Northern Sky will depart Burlington and overnight in Albany-Rensselaer. Departure from Albany-Rensselaer will be in the evening of October 2nd and arrival into Chicago on the morning of the October 3rd.

All meals and beverages are included while the train is en route. Off car excursions, meals, and gratuity for your onboard staff are not included in the pricing.

Double occupancy bedroom pricing is $9,000.00.

Accommodations include:

– Private bedroom with sink and water closet.
– Towels, linens, and turn-down service.
– Shower in car.
– Gourmet meals prepared onboard by a certified executive chef.
– Beverages, including alcohol.
– Access to the Northern Sky dome and lounge.


September 25th (Fri) – Dpt. – Chicago, IL – 9:30pm (CST)
September 26th (Sat) – Arr.- Albany-Rensselaer, NY – 2:50pm (EST)
September 27th (Sun) – Dpt. –  Albany-Rensselaer, NY – 7:00am
– Arr. – Rutland, VT – 11:00am
– Dpt. – Rutland, VT – 1:00pm
– Arr. – North Bennington, VT – 4:00pm
September 28th (Mon) – Dpt. – North Bennington, VT – 8:00a
– Arr. – Burlington, VT – 3:00pm
September 29th & 30th – Explore the Burlington area
Note:  AAPRCO convention at Burlington has been cancelled.
October 1st (Thur) – Depart – Burlington, VT – 8:00am
– Arr. – Rutland, VT – 11:00am
– Dpt. – Rutland, VT – 1:00pm
– Arr. – Albany-Rensselaer – 4:00pm
October 2nd (Fri) – Dpt. – Albany-Rensselaer – 7:05pm (EST)
October 3rd (Sat) – Arr. – Chicago, IL – 9:45am (CST)

All times are tentative and subject to change.

For more information on:

The Northern Sky, click HERE.
The Northern Dreams, click HERE.

For inquires contact David Kugler at:

Office:  870-670-5951
Cell: 414-517-6702

Daytime bedroom configuration.

Private vanity and sink.

Dome lounge seating.

Lounge area of the Northern Dreams.

Gourmet meals are prepared fresh and onboard by a certified Executive Chef.