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Amtrak’s historic Autumn Express route returns for one weekend only

Rebecca Fontana

This fall, go over the river and through the woods, literally. The historic Amtrak Autumn Express train is returning for just one weekend, and it will be the perfect opportunity to go on a fall getaway and peep some of the best fall foliage on the East Coast.

The ride leaves from Penn Station and takes you on a meandering ride through the prettiest places you can’t see from a car. It goes under the Hudson River, across the Delaware River and through the woods (told you). It passes by small towns, tunnels (like the 1875 Musconetcong Tunnel) and landmarks, then it continues through Pennsylvania farmland. There’s a stop in Lancaster specifically for photos, too—get ready to grab the perfect autumnal selfie.


Yes, New Jersey looks like this sometimes:

The train will only be running on October 29 and 30, leaving from Penn Station in NYC at 8am. Tickets are $149 for the ride, lunch, a tote bag and a pin.  

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