Rail Explorers, an eco-tour company featuring pedal-powered rail bikes operating along Aquidneck Island’s historic rail lines, will offer a specially priced tour for Newport County residents on Wednesday, September 26 and Wednesday, October 3 from its depot in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

 

“We are very pleased to again offer this special opportunity for the residents of Newport County who have warmly welcomed Rail Explorers into the community” stated Rail Explorers CEO Mary Joy Lu in a press release earlier today.

 

The tours will feature a six-mile exploration of the historic railroad along the Rail Explorers Southern Circuit and Northern Ramble.

 

Tickets, priced at $15 per person, are available for special tours at 2 pm, 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm, on Wednesday, September 26 and Wednesday, October 3.  

Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, September 18 at noon, and are available by calling 877-833-8588.  A limited number of tickets are available and are on a first-come-first-served basis.  Tickets are not available online for this special tour and are limited to 4 passengers per reservation.

 

All tours begin at 1 Alexander Road at Melville in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.  The Rail Explorers: Rhode Island Division is presented by the Newport and Narragansett Bay Railroad.

 

For further information on Rail Explorers, visit: www.railexplorers.net

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