As it ascends Mount Washington using the first mountain-climbing cog train in the world, the Mount Washington Cog Railway offers visitors a unique view of the autumn splendour. Throughout the fall, New Hampshire's famed variety of foliage is on full display, and those who take this three-hour trip may enjoy the breathtaking vistas that can be viewed over Mount Washington, the highest peak in the northeastern U.S.
Railroad fans may immerse themselves in a historical journey on a legendary train car that moves along a 150-year-old track on the Virginia Truckee Railway in drift hunters Carson City, Nevada. Passengers may take in the colorful scenery in the fall, especially along the Carson River, which is bordered by cottonwood trees that turn a vivid shade of gold and yellow in the fall. Even wild horses may be seen wandering the region from the train carriages, for the fortunate tourists.
Joining Amtrak's Empire Builder route allows passengers to travel through the American West's wildness while relaxing in a high-tech train car. Riders may enjoy stunning vistas of the Mississippi against the dazzling skylines of Minneapolis and St. Paul as they depart from Chicago. The route then traverses the plains of North Dakota, across the Gassman Coulee Trestle, skirts the Missouri River, and heads into Montana's Big Sky Country through stunning Glacier National Park. Passengers at Spokane have the option of continuing on to Seattle or turning around and returning down the Columbia River Gorge to Portland in order to get some breathtaking views of Mount Hood.