Amtrak readies ‘Great Dome’ car for six-week run on Adirondack service

Amtrak plans to place its “Great Dome” rail car into service on the Adirondack route for a six-week run starting Sept. 25 to provide passengers with a better view of the fall foliage in upstate New York.

In partnership with the New York State Department of Transportation and the National Park Service Trails and Rails program, the railroad will again offer its one remaining dome car for what has become a popular annual tradition along the scenic route, Amtrak officials said in a press release.

The dome car features an upper level with windows on all sides to provide panoramic views of foliage changing colors, as well as of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains between Albany, N.Y., and Montreal.

The dome car will operate northbound from Albany to Montreal on Thursdays, Saturdays and Mondays, and will return south from Montreal on Fridays, Sundays and Tuesdays. The car will be available through Nov. 4.

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