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Cape Cod Rail Fan Day

Join us for our third annual Cape Cod Railfan Day! This special event includes train rides and access to Hyannis Yard where you can view, tour, and photograph various railroad items. Note: The specific items available that day are not limited to the equipment listed below. Substitutions may be made based on business needs.

Engine House tour
MC 2016 – our newest locomotive will be on display
CCCR 1394 full-length dome car featuring new custom, seamless, tinted windows
MBTA 1129 which will be newly painted in a heritage “Cranberry Scheme”
MBTA new double-decker car
Other MCRR locomotives (based on availability)
Multiple cabooses
MOW equipment including a backhoe
Hi-rail excavator
MOW hi-rail vehicle
Chevy 6500 derailment truck and trailer
Boom truck
Hi-rail swivel dump

CONSIST: Trains will be run with BOTH FL9’s back-to-back on one end and an MC GP (TBD) on the other. They will feature our newly renovated “Falmouth” snack bar car, as well as our Sagamore, Silvershell, and C1 cars

Food and Railfan day t-shirts will be available for purchase.

FOOD & BEVERAGES will be available in the following cars:
508-dome, Sandy Neck, and Great Island table cars.
Our vintage 1917 Club Car will be open for bar service.

This year we will proudly feature Sea Scoops Ice Cream – Cape Cod’s only hand scooped, local, homemade, ice cream truck!  They will feature a special $6 Cape Cod Railfan Day price. Thank you for helping to support a local, small business!

a close up of a logo

EVENT ACCESS is available either via train rides OR just walk-in yard access through the gate.

Color coded wrist bands will be distributed based on which return trip you purchase. ALL people in attendance will have a wristband which will designate that they have paid and signed a liability release waiver. These will need to be picked up in the tent for walk-ups and will be distributed on the train for passengers riding to the event.

Visitors will have TWO options:

  • Admission + Train Ride to the Event (once you purchase a ticket, you will receive a link to select your RETURN TRIP back to your place of origin)
  • Admission Only (with option to purchase a train ride to the canal from Hyannis to the canal and back)

Don’t miss the chance to join the fun!

Rail Fan Day 2024 Information:


Attendees are responsible for finding their own parking for the event. Each station has limited parking. Those purchasing “EVENT ONLY” tickets will need to locate parking in Hyannis and cannot park at the Engine House or in the rail yard.