Newport & Narragansett Bay Railroad
It takes less than 2 hours to be transported back in time to the golden age of train travel in New England aboard the Newport & Narragansett Bay Railroad. This railway follows tracks from the 1870s that hug Narragansett Bay and the Sakonnet River while winding along Aquidneck Island's western shoreline. Travelers experience the island how society's elite used to aboard vintage Pullman carriages from the 1940s and 1950s and soak in timeless views of the Atlantic while listening to the clickety-clack of the rails.
The Newport & Narragansett Bay Railroad's flagship offering is the Grand Bellevue Rail Dining Experience. Since this train departs in the evening, riders are treated to gorgeous sunset views over Narragansett Bay. As the train looks over the water, a delectable dinner is served. Travelers may purchase beer, wine, or cocktails to accompany their meals.
This dinner experience is a formal affair that recalls the nostalgia of years long past. Seated in fully restored Pullman Cars, the undeniable ambiance surrounds guests. Tables for four, featuring a mixture of wooden chairs and padded booth seating, host travelers. Tables for two are available for an additional fee. Large windows line the train cars, so each diner has a front-row seat to the seaside charms. Decorated glass panels, beautiful furnishings, soft lighting, and live background music work together to set the tone for the evening.
Pairing fantastic routes with exceptional cuisine and high-end service, the Newport & Narragansett Bay Railroad makes each ride one to remember. Including train rides throughout the day and an elegant dining experience in the evenings between May and November, the Newport & Narragansett Bay Railroad is the best way to get an up-close look at coastal Rhode Island.