Guests depart the mid-Cape in Hyannis, travel through West Barnstable and Sandwich, and down to the Cape Cod Canal. On the way, they travel through sand dunes and salt marshes, see glimpses of the bay, and have the opportunity to enjoy parts of Cape Cod that are only accessible by rail.
BUZZARDS BAY DEPOT
The vertical lift railroad bridge is normally in a raised position for marine traffic to pass underneath. It is lowered by the U.S. Corp of Army Engineers to allow our dinner trains to travel over the canal to the town of Buzzards Bay, where we reverse our direction to return to Hyannis. Because of the difference in tides between Cape Cod Bay and Buzzards Bay, the canal is like a river that changes direction four times a day!
Sandwich is the oldest town on Cape Cod (1637). The scenic train stops in Sandwich for those wishing to visit historic sites on foot. Refer to the schedule for later return trains.
WEST BARNSTABLE DEPOT
Hyannis is the commercial center of Cape Cod, with many attractions to visit.