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Adirondack Railroad offering New Tea Time Trains

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Utica, New York – The Adirondack Railway Preservation Society, Inc. (ARPS) is thrilled to announce an enchanting new addition to the Adirondack Railroad experience – a unique train ride that promises to transport passengers down the rabbit hole into a world of whimsy and wonder. This exciting adventure, aptly named the “Madd Hatter Tea Room Train,” offers a 2-hour round trip that will captivate the imaginations of both young and old. This special train is schedule for one day only, Saturday June 8th at 2pm.

The “Madd Hatter Tea Room Train” is your ticket to an extraordinary adventure inspired by the beloved tale of Alice in Wonderland. Passengers are encouraged to dress as their favorite characters from the story, with rabbit ears welcomed but not mandatory.

As the train weaves through the breathtaking landscapes of upstate New York, guests will be treated to a variety of fine teas, coupled with an array of delicious finger sandwiches and treats served in the style of a classic tearoom. This immersive experience ensures a delightful escape into a land of fantasy, all while enjoying the real-world beauty of the Adirondack wilderness.

In addition to the tea and treats, a selection of additional beverages will be available for purchase. Whether you prefer a soft drink to accompany your afternoon tea or something a bit stronger, we have you covered. Our goal is to make your trip down the rabbit hole as enjoyable as possible.

An adults-only Tea Time train will run concurrently with the Madd Hatter Tea Room Train. The adult-only event invites tea enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike for an extraordinary experience combining the elegance of a traditional afternoon tea with the unparalleled charm of a train ride through the picturesque Mohawk Valley.

Guests will have the rare opportunity to step aboard a beautifully restored 1950s Dome Car, where they will be transported not just through the Adirondacks but back to a time of genuine simplicity and refinement. The traditional Afternoon Tea includes a variety of teas from Harney & Sons Fine Teas, followed by a selection of delicious sandwiches mouthwatering treats, and dessert.

“We are incredibly excited to introduce the Madd Hatter Tea Room Train and Tea Time Trains to our lineup of unique rail experiences,” says Frank Kobliski, President of the Adirondack Railroad.

“These new adventures are a testament to our commitment to offering innovative and memorable experiences that appeal to passengers of all ages. We invite everyone to join us on this whimsical ride.”

The Adirondack Railway Preservation Society, Inc. (ARPS) operates the Adirondack Railroad. The New York corporation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer-based organization with main offices in Utica, New York. Since 1992 it has provided a memorable experience for more than 1.8 million passengers, operating on the former New York Central Adirondack Division located in upstate New York.