2018 Fall Color Tours

Train in fall color
Clay Saren

Trains return to Tecumseh

But they are now a totally separate, and simpler event called the Tecumseh Autumn Turn. Gone is the 2-hour odyssey and it's now a simpler, faster run of about an hour - with 66% more departures, and a *much* better chance of getting tickets! The route covers about 80% of the past route, skipping only the industrial districts of Clinton.

The event runs weekends in October. The October 13-14 runs are in the middle of the Appleumpkin Festival.

More changes in 2018!

Fall Color Tours has long been overwhelmed with riders. In 2017 we tried more trips per day and shorter trips - even with 70% more seats, the event still sold out in a few weeks. Some people liked it, some people didn't.

So we're working to design a happy compromise that'll bring a lot more seats but also make the longer ride available to those who want it.

This much for sure: we're running out of Tecumseh again!

We are staying with "book the car you actually ride" and the open-air car will continue to be refundable for weather. Or you can reserve in the historic interurban coach, Chicago South Shore #1. You can also book the entire Memorial Caboose exclusively for your party. The caboose seats about 18 at windows, plus another dozen or so seats which are not at windows.

Buy tickets here!

Tickets will appear on your credit card statement as Ticketbiscuit or Whistletix, a company which makes online ticketing possible for us. No depot in Tecumsh. For "Will-Call" or any ticket check-in, see the train conductor.


PROCEED TO: the TECUMSEH AUTUMN TURN page to read more and purchase your tickets.