Dining Packages

Choose First Class or Premium

  • 3-course lunch included!

These packages include First Class or Premium (Upper Dome or Screening Room) seats as well as a 3-course luncheon on our elegant dining car, the Hattie Evans. Beverage service is available, and complimentary snacks are served to all passengers.

Notch First Class Lunch Package – CP Reed
This package includes a lunch seating at 11:30 or 1:30 in our beautiful dining car, the Hattie Evans. For the other half of the excursion, you will be seated in the First Class Car, the CP Reed.

Notch First Class Lunch Package – Dorthea Mae Lower Dome
Choose the time that you want to enjoy lunch, either 11:30 or 1:30, and the remainder of the excursion will be spent in the lower section of the Dorthea Mae.

Notch Premium Class Upper Dome Lunch Package – Dorthea Mae
Again, choose the time that you want to enjoy lunch, either 11:30 or 1:30, and the remainder of the excursion will be spent in the upper section of the Dorthea Mae.

Notch Premium Class Screening Room Lunch Package
This package includes seats in the Dorthea Mae’s Screening Room, which is a new section of the Lower Dome that offers eight plush swivel chairs.  Choose between an 11:30 or 1:30 lunch seating.

Notch First Class – Lower Dome – Rhonda Lee
Guests joining us to ride the Rhonda Lee will be served lunch on that car, which offers tables with upholstered, booth-style seats, along with a small lounge that is open to all passengers in the car to enjoy.

Notch Premium Class – Upper Dome – Rhonda Lee
Guests joining us to ride the Rhonda Lee will be served lunch on that car, which offers tables with upholstered, booth-style seats, along with a small lounge that is open to all passengers in the car to enjoy.


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On the Notch excursion, you’ll travel on what was once the Maine Central Railroad’s famed Mountain Division line, on tracks that were laid in the 1870s. Enjoy some of the most dramatic natural scenery in the East as you travel through spectacular Crawford Notch – past sheer bluffs, steep ravines, cascading brooks and streams, panoramic mountain vistas, across Frankenstein Trestle and Willey Brook Bridge – enroute to Crawford and Fabyan stations.

As you travel through this rugged terrain, you can begin to appreciate what a remarkable engineering achievement constructing this railroad was over 140 years ago. Live commentary on board includes history and folklore of the railroad and area, as well as points of interest.

Included in the excursion is a layover at Crawford Station, across from Saco Lake (a small pond from which the mighty Saco River originates), and adjacent to the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Highland Center. Passengers are encouraged to get off the train, stretch their legs, and explore their beautiful surroundings.

This package includes a First Class seat in either our CP Reed or Lower Dome cars and a 3 course meal in our Hattie Evans dining car.

Adults $104
Children (4-12) $69
Infants (1-3) $31
  • Chevron down Fabyan Rates (9/21-10/19 + 11/2)
  • Join us for a spectacular fall foliage excursion. One station further than our normal Crawford trip.

    Adults $109
    Children (4-12) $74
    Infants (1-3) $36

This Premium Package includes a seat in our Upper Dome or Screening Room and a 3 course meal in the elegant Hattie Evans dining car!

Adults $116
Children (4-12) $74
Infants (1-3) $51
  • Chevron down Fabyan Rates (9/21-10/19 + 11/2
  • Join us for a spectacular fall foliage excursion. One station further than our normal Crawford trip.

    Adults $121
    Children (4-12) $79
    Infants (1-3) $56