Excursions

Roanoke Arrow

Private Dome Car Experience!

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In order to celebrate Amtrak’s return to Roanoke. The Virginia Museum of Transportation will be operating a series of fund raising private railcar excursions between Washington, DC and Roanoke. These trips will use a luxurious dome car and feature full meal service, beer and wine. You can even spend some time in the vestibule! We are thrilled to have Amtrak back in Roanoke. All proceeds will go toward supporting 611’s winter maintenance.

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Only 24 seats will be sold on this trip! Food, Drinks, and a Seat in the Dome Included.

 

Dome Class: $225. One Way. Washington, DC (WAS) -Roanoke, VA (RNK).

Schedule: 11/10/2017
Boarding Takes Place 30 Minutes Prior to Departure
Amtrak Train: AMTK 171
Depart Washington, DC 4:50 PM
Arrive Roanoke, VA 9:55 PM

Schedule: 11/11/2017
Boarding Takes Place 30 Minutes Prior to Departure
Amtrak Train: AMTK 147
Depart Washington, DC 4:35 PM
Arrive Roanoke, VA 9:33 PM

Schedule: 11/12/2017
Boarding Takes Place 30 Minutes Prior to Departure
Amtrak Train: AMTK 145
Depart Washington, DC 4:50 PM
Arrive Roanoke, VA 9:48 PM

Tickets go on sale Oct 6, 2017
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The Roanoke Arrow is part of a series of exciting private railcar trips the Virginia Museum of Transportation Inc. will be operating over the November 10-13th weekend. These trips will operate behind Amtrak’s new service to Roanoke. The 611 will not be pulling these trips, but the proceeds will go towards the 611’s
maintenance.

Private railcar trips allow the museum to offer some amenities that aren’t possible during the regular excursions including time in the vestibule, wine, beer as well as more luxurious meal service.

We are selling these trips as one-ways only. This allows guests to choose what type of trip works best for their travel. You may want to ride down to Roanoke Friday evening and return Saturday, Sunday or even Monday. Another delightful option would be to rent a car on your return and drive the Blue Ridge Parkway. There are endless options! In order to book a round trip, you will need to buy two separate one way tickets.

 

  • Boarding location: Washington DC Union Station 50 Massachusetts Ave NE,
    Washington, DC. 20002
  • This is not a steam powered journey.
  • Disembark at the new Amtrak station in downtown Roanoke near the Hotel Roanoke
    and the Virginia Museum of Transportation. 

    • Roanoke Amtrak Station (RNK) 55 Norfolk Avenue, SW Roanoke, VA 24011
  • Dinner is provided in the dome, along with complimentary beer and wine.
  • Air service in Roanoke: The Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA) offers approximately 50 scheduled airline flights arriving and departing daily, providing nonstop service to nine major cities.
  • If you choose to spend the night in Roanoke you will need to make hotel reservations separate from booking this ticket. We recommend the following hotels:
    • Hotel Roanoke: Built by the Norfolk and Western Railway in 1882 Hotel Roanoke is the railroad hotel. Restored in 1995 Hotel Roanoke is owned by Virginia Tech and managed by Hilton Hotels. A stay in Hotel Roanoke is not one you will soon forget you can find out more information at Website or by Calling +1-540-985-5900. Hotel Roanoke is located within walking distance of the new Amtrak Roanoke Station (RNK)
    • Hampton Inn – Downtown Roanoke: Completed within the past two years the Hampton Inn offers comfortable rooms and a hot breakfast. Located on the other side of downtown Roanoke the Hampton is a quite place to spend the night. More information is located on their Website or by Calling +1-540-400-6000