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Don’t Miss Mass Bay RRE’s Special Excursion Train:
‘Day Cape Codder II ’
over the Cape Cod Central & Mass Coastal Railroads
West Barnstable - Buzzards Bay - Middleboro to Hyannis & Return
Saturday, May 14, 2011 ONLY!!

Cape Cod Central TrainDon’t miss this rare opportunity to ride all of the Mass Coastal and Cape Cod Central railroad line between Hyannis and Middleboro, Massachusetts. Mass Bay RRE’s specially-chartered ‘Day Cape Codder II’ train continues our 77-year-old tradition of offering special train excursions to the public.

Our train’s unique itinerary allows passengers to board at any of three locations along the way and still experience a round-trip journey over the entire route. Passengers on the Cape may board the train at West Barnstable at 7:25 AM, or across the canal in Buzzards Bay at 8:30 AM. From Buzzards Bay we’ll travel north through Wareham and South Middleboro to the MBTA’s Middleboro/Lakeville commuter rail station, where passengers may connect from our Boston connecting bus. From Middleboro we’ll head back south through Buzzards Bay and across the historic 544’ long Cape Cod Canal lift bridge to Canal Junction. There we’ll turn east for the journey along the Cape Cod Canal and then through Sagamore and Sandwich, stopping at West Barnstable before continuing on to Hyannis. During our 1½ hour stopover in Hyannis our train will make a shuttle trip back to West Barnstable, allowing passengers to visit the restored 1912 depot there, home of the Cape Cod Chapter NRHS museum. Then we’ll begin the return trip to Buzzards Bay, crossing the Canal bridge (below, left) one more time before ending the day’s run in Middleboro.Cape Cod Canal RR Bridge

Our train will consist of the Cape Cod Central Railroad's Dinner Train equipment, plus the aptly-named coach/snack counter car Sandwich. Motive power will be provided by two vintage diesels. Current Mass Bay RRE members are eligible for reduced fares. See our member benefits policy for complete details

Train capacity is limited! We will assign seats by car only and will reserve blocks of seats for groups of four or more. Passengers wishing to sit together must order tickets together at the same time. Box lunches are available for advance purchase, or you may bring your own food. Light snack and beverage service will be available on board the train.

This trip operates ONE DAY ONLY, rain or shine. All sales are final and tickets are not refundable. Alcoholic beverages and smoking will not be permitted aboard this train. Tickets will be mailed to you about 10 days prior to the trip. We will send driving directions to the departure points with your tickets. Please notify us if special accommodations (ie, handicap seating, etc.) are required.


Weekend commuter rail service to Middleboro has been temporarily suspended due to the MBTA's ongoing tie replacement project on the Old Colony lines. Mass Bay RRE will offer a bus connection to our train from Boston’s South Station (departing Summer Street at 8:00 AM) and the MBTA Red Line Station in Braintree (departing 8:20 AM). On the return trip the connecting service will leave Middleboro immediately after the arrival of our special train and will return to South Station around 6:30 PM. The round-trip bus fare is $20, just slightly more than the equivilant commuter rail fare would have been.

SCHEDULE (subject to change)

  PX-1 PX-2 PX-3 PX-4 PX-5
  Northbound Southbound Northbound Southbound Northbound
  (Read Down) (Read Up) (Read Down) (Read Up) (Read Down)
Hyannis - - 12:20 PM 12:40 PM 01:45 PM 02:00 PM
West Barnstable 07:25 AM 11:55 AM 01:05 PM 01:20 PM 02:25 PM
Buzzards Bay 08:30 AM 10:50 AM     04:10 PM
Middleboro/Lakeville 09:35 AM 09:50 AM     05:35 PM

Adult MBRRE Member Coach Fare........................................................ $59*
Adult Non-member Coach Fare............................................................$69
Child Coach Fare (ages 12 & under) ....................................................$29
Box Lunch (indicate menu choice when ordering) ...................................$11
Bus connection to Middleboro (round trip).............................................$20

* One discounted seat per member, except as noted in our Member Benefits policy.

The box lunch will consist of a sandwich, chips, snack dessert (granola bar, cookie, etc.)and a bottle of water. Sandwich choices are as follows:
- Roast Beef
- Ham & Swiss
- Turkey
- Vegetarian

Please use the order form to order your tour ticket and box lunch. Be sure to enclose a self-addressed, stamped business-size envelope for return of your tickets. Full particulars of the tour will be sent with your tickets about two weeks before the trip. For further information please call our information line at 978-470-2066, or send email to: trips@massbayrre.org.

Orders are accepted by mail or telephone only. Mastercard & Visa accepted for all orders. For telephone orders please call 978-470-2066. No calls after 8:00 PM Eastern Time, please.

To download a printable copy of the trip flyer and order form, Click Here.

Mass Bay RRE is a non-profit [501(c)(3)] Massachusetts educational corporation.


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