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Published on : Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Passengers riding Amtrak trains between Chicago and Milwaukee or St. Louis will have an opportunity this Thanksgiving Week to view the change of seasons when the historic “Great Dome” rail car is part of selected Amtrak Hiawatha Service and Lincoln Service trains from Nov. 25 to Dec. 1.
With its partners at the state transportation departments in Illinois and Wisconsin, Amtrak is providing additional opportunities to ride in the special railcar due to the public response to previously announced trips this month to and from Quincy, Ill.
The car features an upper level with windows on all sides to provide passengers with panoramic views of the changing colors of the trees, farmers in their fields and the picturesque communities along the routes in the Amtrak Chicago Hub Service. The railcar is planned to operate on these trains and these dates:
Nov. 25 & 27: Hiawatha Service Trains 329, 332, 333, 336, 337, 340 & 341
Nov. 26 & 28: Hiawatha Service Trains 330, 331, 334, 335, 338, 339 & 342
Nov. 29 and 30: Lincoln Service Trains 303 & 306
Dec. 1: Hiawatha Service Trains 331, 334, 335, 338, 339 & 342
While there is no additional charge for riding the Amtrak trains during this period and seating in the Great Dome car is unreserved, the Thanksgiving season is the busiest for Amtrak travel and trains often sell-out. Reservations are required for the Lincoln Service trains.