Train Excursions at Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad in Spooner, WI

Train Excursions at Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad in  Spooner, WI

Tour a seven-mile stretch of the old Chicago & North Western track between Spooner and Trego, laid more than 100 years ago. A historical excursion ride with special events aboard beautifully rebuilt cars and locomotives from the "Golden Era of Passenger Travel."


Everyone involved with the Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad is deeply interested in the preservation of this glorious mode of transportation. Train consists of 3 passenger cars and an engine from the early 1900's.

Along with dinner trains the railroad also operates season specials, such as during Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. For the train itself you will ride in vintage heavyweight passenger cars that range in age from 83 to 96 years.

All have been rebuilt into either coaches or diners and offer a pleasant riding experience during trips. For power you will ride behind either a streamlined EMD F7 diesel-electric locomotive or an EMC SW1 diesel-electric switcher locomotive, which have been painted in a resplendent version of the Great Northern Railway’s passenger livery (dark green and orange). Other features offered on the Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad include charters of cabooses and if you have a group of 200 persons you can even charter the entire train itself!

Excursion times: May-Jun, weekends only; Jul-Aug, daily; Labor day-Oct, weekends only. General excursion trains depart from the historic Spooner Depot every 2 hours, 3-4 times daily. Trips generally last an hour and a half. Group rates are available, as are private bookings. Reservations are encouraged, but only required for dinner trains.

Direction: Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad for Train Excursions in the City of Spooner - Washburn County (Northwest WI)

Also visit Railroad Memories Museum

Location

Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad
426 North Front Street
Spooner, WI 54801
United States
Phone: 
715-635-3200
Phone: 
Email: groupsales@spoonertrainride.com (for Group Charters)

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