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Happy Mother’s Day! Come join us Sunday May 8th for a relaxing 2 hr round trip train ride through the countryside from Gowanda to South Dayton. Choice of purchasing a Chivetta’s chicken dinner from our South Dayton Fire Department when booking online. Pick up dinners at our station stop in South Dayton. Mothers ride FREE

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Happy Father’s Day! Bring your dad and the family to ride through the countryside while enjoying a BBQ meal catered by Weidners BBQ. 2 hour round trip train ride from Gowanda, NY to South Dayton, NY and return. 30 minute layover in the village of South Dayton. Father’s ride for FREE. BBQ meal options are $12.50 and can be purchased when booking your train ride. CUTOFF date to purchase a meal is June 10th.

Santa Express

Join us on a fun and festive Christmas train ride with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Visit with Santa, share with him your Christmas wishes, Christmas carols, gifts from Santa, hot chocolate & more! 1 Hour round trip train excursion starting at 50 Commercial St. Gowanda, NY.

About the New York & Lake Erie Railroad


Here at the New York & Lake Erie Railroad, we offer passenger excursion train rides in the countryside of Cattaraugus County. We run seasonal, holiday, sightseeing, wine, and event trains all year-round. Perfect for the whole family.

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New York & Lake Erie Railroad
Great scenic train ride

Very scenic and enjoyable 2 hour ride. It’s on an incline part way up and back so the scenery includes hills and slopes. Plus the stopover halfway included visiting old train station in South Dayton with memorabilia from movie “The Natural” with Robert Redford.

– Mark D. | Google Reviews
New York & Lake Erie Railroad
Highly recommended

If you're looking for Amtrak, this isn't it. This is a great little tourist railroad with vintage train cars and engines. The staff is very, very friendly and accommodating. It's very obvious they love their jobs and take a lot of pride in what they do. I highly recommend New York & Lake Erie Railroad!

– Don R. | Google Reviews
New York & Lake Erie Railroad
Our kids loved it

My older son loved looking out the window for beaver dams and my younger son liked guessing if each crossing would have lights or not. The old train really added to the experience as well. Would highly recommend New York & Lake Erie Railroad.

– Carrie L. | Google Reviews
New York & Lake Erie Railroad
Great Halloween train ride

Awesome Halloween ride! Can't say enough about the staff and the conductor. What a local treasure, kids loved it!! Also they followed social distancing by having several closed seats between groups, cars were only about 1/4 full and they had the windows cracked for a good airflow.

– Kim D. | Google Reviews