Let the Adirondack Scenic Railroad help you discover the beauty of the Adirondacks by transporting you to Thendara. The Utica to Thendara trip is truly unique experience and has several features that set it apart!
- First Class (Ages 21+)
- Coach Class (Ages 21+)
A Local Favorite!
Watch the scenic countryside roll by while sipping on the best wines and brews on this New York beer and wine train. Travel from Utica’s Union Station north to Remsen Station, enjoying a selection of quality drinks along the way. This almost three-hour train tour from Utica is a great way to spend a relaxing evening as you chug along.
Passengers receive a complimentary beer or wine glass (glass only – beverage not included) with each regular adult ticket purchase.
Dates and Names of Bands Below
May 16 – Shawn Smith BIG SEXY
May 30 – Gridley Paige Naked and Scared
June 13 – Spencer Morgan (From Last Left)
June 27 – The Old Main
July 10 – Strung Sideways
July 24 – Follow The Muse
August 7 – Gary Johnson
Aug 28 – Master Thieves
September 11 – Brandon C (Kiss FM DJ)
Sept 25 – Gridley Paige Naked and Scared
Oct 9 – The Swamp Drivers
Oct 23 – Shawn Smith BIG SEXY
In first class you get table seating and table service. There are two seats on one side of the table, the table in the middle, and two more seats facing back on the other side of the table. We put linen on the tables and make it look nice. If you want to order something, you can place your order with the car host / hostess instead of leaving your seat to go to the cafe car or to the beer or wine bars. Also, first class passengers are served complimentary hors d’oeuvres.
In coach class, the seats still face each other as in first class, but there is no table. There is no table service or complimentary hors d’oeuvres in coach.
Our suggestion is that if you plan to spend most of your time in the baggage car dancing or just watching and listening to the band, then book coach. If you would prefer to spend most or all of your time in your quiet, comfy seat at a table, being waited on, and enjoying the conversation with your companions, then book first class.
Departs Utica: 7:00 pm
Arrives in Remsen: 8:00 pm
Departs Remsen: 8:45 pm
Arrives in Utica: 9:45 pm
Please be advised this trip is wheelchair accessible for standard size chairs. The maximum door opening width is 26 inches wide. Please make sure to measure your wheelchair before you make a reservation. If you have any questions or would like to reserve wheelchair seating, please contact the office toll-free at 1-800-819-2291.
Restrooms on the train are not wheelchair accessible, however there are wheelchair accessible restrooms in all of our stations.
The SWAMP DRIVERS
Professional musicians with Redneck ingenuity that make high energy music with unique instruments like no other band in the USA.
Gridley Paige Naked and Scared
GRIDLEY PAIGE are Central New York Icons. Their side project Gridley Paige Naked and Scared allows Tim and Matt to do a stripped-down version of the band. Playing songs that influenced the two from Men At Work and Richard Marx, to Modern Day Pop from Train and Maroon 5. Interactive fun for everyone.
Follow the Muse
Nick Piccininni (guitar, banjo, fiddle, vocals) branches off from other projects, bringing his singing and songwriting to the forefront of Follow The Muse. Josh Crossman (bass, vocals) and Nate Keida (drums) add their raw energy to this powerhouse trio.
Shawn “Big Sexy” Smith
For more than 5 years Shawn typically played 3 or 4 nights a week with Showtime and other bands, and within these years he would find his calling. Shawn ended up auditioning for NBC’s The Voice season 5 in 2013 and made it to Team Ceelo with his rendition of Zac Brown Bands “Chicken Fried”. Shawn ended up being eliminated in the Battle Round. Shawn continues to captivate and entertain crowds everywhere he goes.
Brandon C the DJ
Disk Jockey (DJ) 97.9/105.5 Kiss-Fm
Syracuse-based Master Thieves has evolved into a hard-hitting rock-n-roll outfit that effortlessly blends the improvisational wizardry of the jam band scene with strong vocal harmonies, tight, original arrangements, and a passion for live performance.
(aka GJSolo) is a One Man Band who performs every show 100% by Text Request. With the audience continuously requesting songs throughout the show, Gary spontaneously replicates all of the instruments, vocals, background vocals, and even special effects using only his guitar, his voice and a one-of-a-kind loopstation. Gary’s show is driven by his outgoing personality, seemingly-endless repertoire and his natural ability to thoroughly engage crowds of any size. Gary’s discography includes several albums with former members of The Fray, Seether, Breaking Benjamin, Boston and more; as well as a significant contribution to the soundtrack of a feature film titled “Beyond the Mat” pending International Release.
Jim Inman and Bob Merrick are your friendly neighborhood string band, Strung Sideways. And Ken McConnell plays a little bass from time to time. Born out of their long time mutual admiration of the blues and southern-rock bands such as the Allman Brothers, their on the spot instrumental creations showcase their intelligently designed vocal harmonies, playing a barrage of acoustic instruments from the darkness of the banjitar to their lighthearted playfulness when the kazoos come out.
The Old Main
Hailing from the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate New York, The Old Main has drawn favorable comparisons to bands such as The Avett Brothers, The Band, and Dawes, while retaining a sound and style uniquely their own. Acoustic guitar, harmonica, banjo, upright bass, drums, and ringing vocal harmonies make up The Old Main’s raw acoustic sound, and their high-energy live performances are enjoyed by all. Seth Becker- Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica. Nash Robb- Vocals, Upright Bass, Mitch Eckler- Vocals, Drums
Spencer Morgan (from Last Left)
Covering a wide range of songs, from artists such as: Bruce Springsteen, The Killers, Tom Petty, Kings of Leon, U2, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Maroon 5, Post Malone, Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson, Chris Stapleton, Garth Brooks, Bruno Mars, and many many more!!!
Legacy IPA $5
Labatt Blue $5
Labatt Blue Light $5
1911 Hard Cider $5
Utica Club $5
Tropical Storm IPA $5
Bottle $21 l Glass $6
Bottle $21 l Glass $6
Bottle $20 l Glass $6
Bottle $20 l Glass $6
Roaring Falls Red
Bottle $24 l Glass $6
Bottle $21 l Glass $6
Where is Remsen?
Remsen is a small town in New York with its station located 20 miles north of Utica, NY. The original station was built in the early 1850’s, the present station is a replica constructed in 1999 by Remsen Development Corporation.
How long are we stopped at Remsen Station and what do we do during the stop in Remsen?
We stop for about 30 minutes. Feel free to disembark the train to stretch your legs while our crew switches the engine of the train from one end to the other to pull us back to Utica Station. Inside Remsen Depot there are items in the gift shop available for purchase, as well as a concession stand and restrooms.
Can we bring our own alcohol?
New York State law prohibits carrying alcoholic beverages onto the train. We reserve the right to check any bags before entering the train to ensure that no outside alcohol is carried on.
Is there any hard alcohol or liquor served on the train?
No. Hard alcohol and liquor are prohibited on the train. Bags will be checked to ensure that no outside alcohol is carried onto the train.
I smoke. Is there a dedicated place for me to have a cigarette?
Smoking is prohibited in every car and vestibule on the train. However, smoking is allowed outside on the platform before you depart. Please remember to dispose of your cigarette butts responsibly.
Is there food available?
We provide light snacks (chips, dip, cheese, crackers, etc.) while on the train. There are additional snacks for purchase in our cafe car as well as at the Remsen Depot. In addition to the snacks mentioned above, First Class passengers also receive complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Please notify us at booking if you have any dietary restrictions.
Are bottles of wine available to purchase after the train for us to take home?
No. Any bottle purchased while on the train must be consumed or disposed of before disembarking the train.
Are there any discounts for large groups?
We do not offer group discounts on the Beer & Wine train.