April 8-9, 2017 (overnight trip to Washington, DC)

Welcome aboard the "Cherry Blossom Special," a rare opportunity for you to experience the style and glamour of authentic mid-century rail travel. Our destination for this trip is the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. As you ride in one of our historic 1940s railcars, you'll be treated to breathtaking speed, in-seat food and meal service, and the luxurious travel of a bygone era.

The train will depart New York Penn Station on Saturday, April 8th promptly at 9:05 AM. We ask that guests arrive at New York Penn Station no later than 8:45 AM for check-in and boarding. We will arrive at Washington Union Station at 12:30 PM. Passengers will then have time to tour the nation’s capital and the National Cherry Blossom Festival at their leisure until the return trip the following day. Our train will depart Washington Union Station on Sunday, April 9th at 3:25 PM and arrive back in New York at 6:46 PM.

Passengers riding this train will need to purchase a hotel room for the overnight stay in Washington, D.C., which is NOT included in the price of your ticket. Guests aboard the “Cherry Blossom Special” will receive a special rate of $193 (plus tax) at The Liaison Capitol Hill, located just one block from Washington Union Station. Please call the hotel at 1-888-513-7445 to make your reservation, and remember to ask for the “United Railroad Historical Society of NJ” group block rate. You must book your room no later than 30 days prior to the event (March 8th) to receive this special rate.

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