Spooky setting at ETER's 'Tracks and Treats'

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Staff | October 17, 2013

EAST TROY-- The East Troy Electric Railroad will host Tracks & Treats during Halloween weekend, featuring costumed train operators, conductors and depot personal. Children in costume will ride the rails for free and all kids will receive treats.

Tracks & Treats will take place Saturday, Nov. 2 and Sunday, Nov. 3, with hourly departures beginning at 11 a.m. and the last train departing at 3 p.m. from the East Troy depot, located at 2002 Church St. 

Tracks & Treats marks the end of the 2013 regular operating season at the railroad.  The final special event of the year will be the holiday Christmas Express trains running the rails for three successive weekends beginning Saturday, Nov. 30.  

“We're looking forward to seeing plenty of ghosts and goblins during Tracks & Treats,” said Ryan Jonas, president of the East Troy Electric Railroad.  “This is a fun way to wrap up the regular season and offer all of our passengers a unique opportunity to see the final blaze of fall colors aboard a historical rail treasure.” 

Children in costume are invited to ride for free during Tracks & Treats with each adult fare.

The East Troy Electric Railroad operates 10-mile round trip excursions from its historic depot and museum to the turn of the century-styled terminal at the Elegant Farmer in Mukwonago. 

The railroad and adjoining museum are home to over 20 rail treasures, including open cars, locomotives, streetcars and interurban coaches. The railroad also operates the only electric interurban dining car train in North America recreating the luxury of a bygone era.

For more information about the ETER, visit www.easttroyrr.org or call (262) 642-3263.

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