AAPRCO Special Train
Albany-Rensselaer NY – Rutland VT – Hoosick Junction NY – North Bennington VT – Burlington VT – Albany-Rensselaer NY
September 27 thru October 1, 2020

Although the corona virus forced us to cancel our 2020 convention. activities at Burlington VT, it has not forced us to cancel this trip.  However, in the interests of health safety, our board has decided to modify aspects of the special train operation.

 The American Autumn Explorer special train will operate September 27th through October 1st as a separate event and fundraiser for the organization. Passengers on the special train will be asked to comply with general health precautions, as well as the public health requirements of our host states. These include certifying compliance with applicable state regulations, signing liability waivers, and observing all safety precautions AAPRCO may require such as hand washing, masking in public areas, and social distancing. Passage through the consist will be prohibited and health checks will be conducted daily. Specific guidelines will be shared with each participating car owner for distribution to all passengers prior to the trip.

It is pleasing to note that we are able to continue our long tradition of operating special trains, something that has been missing from our last two conventions in 2018 and 2019. The American Autumn Explorer promises to be a fun special event. Thanks to owners of the following cars who have made plans to participate:

Chapel Hill
Dagny Taggart
Northern Dreams
Northern Sky
Promontory Point
San Marino

Special thanks go to Taylor Johnson who has devoted untold hours to developing the routing, securing insurance, and negotiating with Amtrak and our friends at the Vermont Rail System.