Cape Codder (train)


Cape Codder (train)

The "Cape Codder" was a passenger train operated by Amtrak between New York City and Hyannis, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. It ran only during the weekend of the summer, as Cape Cod is best-known as a seasonal vacation destination. Its one weekly trip arrived at Hyannis Friday evening and left Sunday morning.

The "Cape Codder" was operated as trains 234 eastbound and 235 westbound, and began operations June 29, 1986. Service ceased ten years later due to declining ridership. The limited schedule, coupled with the fact that passengers found it difficult to navigate the cape without an automobile at their disposal, severly curtailed ridership. [ [http://archive.southcoasttoday.com/daily/05-97/05-11-97/a03sr011.htm/ southcoasttoday.com] ]

External links

* [http://capecodrails.railfan.net/capecodder.html The Story of Amtrak's "Cape Codder"]
* [http://www.capecodrails.com/ds/amtrak/index.shtml Cape Cod Rails - Amtrak's "Cape Codder" Photographs]

References

*Mike Schafer, Amtrak's atlas, "Trains" June 1991


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