Branson Scenic Railway is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the Ozark region that offers an exciting train travel of your life. This beautiful journey on a train is something special that allows you to see the beautiful natural sceneries and many picturesque views around the Ozark mountains. This train travel is the perfect vacation for the whole family who wants to escape the busy life in the city. With the spectacular view of the beautiful foliage that you see on your journey, you tend to forget for awhile the city life you left behind.
Branson Scenic Railway was named when the construction of the White River Railway was completed in 1905. The construction of the railroad cost $12 million to lay 239 miles of track through the rugged terrain of the Ozark mountains. Branson came into existence when Reuben S. Branson moved to the White River (now Lake Taneycomo) and Roark Creek as early as 1882. During the construction of the railway, tunnels were blasted through the mountain rocks and many tresties were built to support gorges for the construction of the railroad around the Ozark mountains. After the arrival of the railroad in 1902, Branson started to flourish and many of the people had the first opportunity to travel by train.
The daily train excursion of Branson Scenic Railway was started in 1993 and used commercial railroad to provide new train tour to all its travelling tourists. The routes of the train are determined before every departure that either go south or north. The southern route can go as far as Arkansas and the northern route can go as far as Galena, Missouri. As the train travels, a narrator onboard tells the story about the communities the train that have passed by.
Today, this train tour excursion provides its passengers 3 to 4 times daily on a 40-mile round trip to the Ozark mountains, traversing mountainous spots inaccessible to cars. The train tour excursion takes 1 hour and 45 minutes. As the train travels, there’s a conductor that narrates interesting story about the railway. The locomotives and the rail cars of Branson Scenic Railway has been restored to its present splendor to give all passengers the “first-class experience” in the old-fashioned way train travel.
When you take a fascinating train tour with the Branson Scenic Railway, you can just sit back and relax as the train takes you on a beautiful journey around the Ozark mountains. While you are onboard in a first class dining car seating, you will be served with hot cocoa along with special souvenir mug and delicious baked cookies. When your train tour is nearing to an end, you will certainly get to enjoy more fun as the train heads across the area where you will see many exciting attractions, entertainment shows, and various theaters in the heart of Branson.
So, if you want to experience the most beautiful train journey around the Ozark mountains, take a train tour with Branson Scenic Railway.
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