Posted on October 12, 2018
WHAT: Steam Train Season Begins In Hamburg
WHEN: Tomorrow, Saturday, October 13th
TIME: 10a, 12:30p & 3p (Departure times from Hamburg Train Depot)
WHERE: Historic Village of Hamburg Train Depot, 4 Scott Street
Hamburg, New York – During the month of October, the Buffalo, Cattaraugus & Jamestown Scenic Railway will offer a series of fall foliage and Halloween themed train excursions behind a vintage 1920s era steam locomotive. Trains are scheduled to operate out of the Village of Hamburg’s historic Erie Railroad Depot (4 Scott Street) on October 13th, 14th, 27th and 28th.
On October 13th and 14th, Fall Foliage trips will depart Hamburg at 10:00a, 12:30p and 3:00p for a round trip to the picturesque Eden Valley. Steam Halloween train rides will take place on October 27th and 28th at 10a and 2p. All trips will be pulled by steam locomotive Viscose Company #6. The engine was originally constructed by the Baldwin Locomotive Works for the American Viscose Company of Roanoke, Virginia in 1925. Trips on the Buffalo, Cattaraugus & Jamestown Scenic Railway will be the only steam powered train excursions operating in Western New York during 2018. Passengers will travel in vintage railroad equipment that includes two late 1920s era passenger cars that once shuttled commuters in New York City on the Long Island Railroad.
The trips are being conducted by the Buffalo, Cattaraugus & Jamestown Scenic Railway Company, Inc. The BC&J was founded in 2011 is chartered as a New York State 501c3 not-for-profit corporation. The BC&J’s mission is focused on developing and operating educational steam and diesel-electric passenger train excursions in the Buffalo-Jamestown corridor as a way of promoting Western New York’s industrial, transportation and agrarian heritage. The railroad right-of-way is owned by Erie County and leased to the Erie County Industrial Development Agency who manages the property. Buffalo Southern Railroad, a locally owned Class III Common Carrier shortline railroad, operates the line.
Tickets for these rare-steam train trips may be purchase online until midnight before departure date at www.bcjrailroad.com. For information and ticket availability call 716-649-3079.