Even during Covid, trains still going down the track at the East Troy Railroad Museum
EAST TROY (CBS 58)--One southeast Wisconsin museum lets visitors relive what life was like during the other pandemic. The Spanish flu of 1918. The East Troy Railroad gives passengers the opportunity to ride electric trolleys or interurban cars, some from a century ago. This season got off to a late start because of the current health crisis. If you go, you'll notice a few changes, including face mask requirements for everyone and the selling and scanning of tickets electronically.
On the train itself, there's a slightly different feel as well. Jim Feyerherm, Operations Manager, says the capacity has changed. He tells me the dining events could handle a hundred people. Now the number is 36. Each car can currently seat 30 passengers.
Once again, because of the Coronavirus, there are no more dinner trains. But you can experience dining events in the depot itself. In fact a special event is happening this Saturday, June 20th, just in time for Father's Day. Tickets are still available. If you'd like to go or maybe make train reservations for another time, just click here.