Posted on October 25, 2019
Special Train Excursion to Honor Veterans & First Responders
Hamburg, New York – The Buffalo, Cattaraugus & Jamestown Scenic Railway in Hamburg will be honoring our local heroes this November. As a way to say “thank you,” veterans and first responders will be able to purchase tickets for these special train rides at a 50% off discount.
The trips are scheduled for November 9th and 10th and will be pulled behind a vintage 1950s era diesel locomotive. Trains will depart the Village of Hamburg’s historic Erie Railroad Depot (4 Scott Street) for a 20-mile round trip to North Collins. Departure times for the 2½ to 3-hour journeys are 10a & 2p.
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. An open-air car will be available for those who want to photograph the sights along the way.
Discounted tickets for these special trips are $10 for veterans, active military, auxiliary members and first responders. Additional pricing: $20 for adults and $15 for children (2-12). Tickets may be purchased online at BCJRailroad.com or at Artcraft Toy Trains. Passengers are asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to departure time for parking and boarding.
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 shoreline railroad, operates the line.