Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts' Day Cape Codder II

 

 

On May 14th, 2011 the Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts will be operating a special charter aboard the Cape Cod Central Railroad. This one day only special charter will operate between Hyannis and the Middleboro/Lakeville MBTA station in Middleboro. Passengers will be able to board the train at either Buzzards Bay, West Barnstable, or Middleboro/Lakeville. The train will arrive in West Barnstable around 7:25 AM, Buzzards Bay around 8:30 AM, and Middleboro/Lakeville at around 9:35 AM. Please note that passengers will not be able to board at Cape Cod Central Railroad's Hyannis Depot. Once all passengers have boarded the train will travel from Middleboro/Lakeville down the Cape Main to Hyannis. Upon arrival at Hyannis around 12:20 PM the train will make a "second arrival" in which, once all passenger have gotten off the train, will reverse and pull back into the station. Passengers will have the option of either staying at Hyannis for one hour or getting back on the train to West Barnstable to visit Cape Cod Chapter National Railroad Historical Society's museum in the restored depot there. Passengers who opt to visit the museum using the shuttle will arrive around 1:05 PM and have around 15 minutes to look around before departing back to Hyannis or they can get off at West Barnstable at 11:55 AM and have 1 hour and 15 minutes at the Museum. The train will then depart West Barnstable at 1:20 PM and return to Hyannis to pick up passengers who chose to stay in Hyannis. Once all passengers are boarded the train will proceed down the Cape Main dropping passengers off at West Barnstable around 2:25 PM.  Passengers who visited the NRHS Museum may also board at this time. The train will proceed to make two photo runbys at Hoxie Pound and the Bourne Bridge area around 3:00 PM. The train will return to Buzzards Bay at 4:10 PM and then will go on to the Middleboro/Lakeville MBTA station, arriving at 5:35 PM.  Passengers who to board at Middleboro/Lakeville will not be able to board via a commuter rail connection as the MBTA has temporarily suspended weekend service to Middleboro / Lakeville due to the ongoing tie replacement project. Passengers who wish to board at Middleboro/Lakeville may instead take a connecting bus from South Station or Braintree for $20 round trip. The bus leaves Boston's South Station at 8:00 AM and the MBTA Red Line station in Braintree  at 8:20 AM. The bus will return to South Station around 6:30 PM. Round-trip fares for the train excursion, from any departure point, are $29.00 for children 12 and under, $59 for adult Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts members and $69 for non members. Box lunches are available for $11 each.  Passengers are allowed to bring their own food and drinks on board the train.  Smoking and alcoholic beverages are not permitted.  Please see this page for more information: http://www.massbayrre.org/DayCapeCodder.html. For more details please visit the Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiast's website , send an email to [email protected], or call 978-470-2066.  Tickets may be ordered by mail or phone only.

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