Rail Fans Await The Fall Debut of Locomotive ‘Time Machine’
This fall, assuming the pandemic allows, people will be able to take a ride aboard a 1911 passenger rail car, courtesy of the Hoosac Valley Train Rides operated by the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum.
The Berkshire Eagle reports that the passenger cars, purchased by the museum in the mid-1980s, once served passengers out of Hoboken, N.J. They have been used for special events and train rides in Lenox, where the museum has a train station before they were later moved to Adams.
The project will cost about $50,000. Back in the 1980s When the cars were purchased from New Jersey they cost about $1,000 each.
The museum has six others at the Lenox location. When commissioned in 1911, they would have been pulled by steam-driven locomotives.