Dining Packages

Choose First Class or Premium

  • 3-course lunch included!

We now offer two dining options on the Notch Train! The First Class Notch Train Package for which you purchase seats in First Class or Premium passenger cars for half of the excursion and dine in our elegant car, the Hattie Evans, for the other half. Our second option, new this year, is to book seats in the Rhonda Lee, a Vista Dome dining lounge car, in which you remain for the entire round-trip excursion.

Packages with the Dining Car Hattie Evans:

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.

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The Rhonda Lee is reserved for the entire round-trip Notch Train excursion.

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.


To view the different seating choices, please click here.

To view the lunch menu for either option, please click here.

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

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