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May 28, 2021

All Aboard! My Old Kentucky Dinner Train to Reopen in August

BARDSTOWN, KY – Following an interruption of its activities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, My Old Kentucky Dinner Train is excited to announce that its highly anticipated grand reopening is taking place on Saturday, August 21.

Since 1988, the iconic dinner train journey through Kentucky’s scenic countryside has been enjoyed by thousands of visitors every year. The 1940’s-built restored excursion train goes through the breathtaking scenery of Bardstown, Kentucky, named Most Beautiful Small Town in America by Rand McNally and USA Today in 2012 and America’s Best Small Town by Fodor’s Travel Guide in 2014. Throughout the journey, the train travels by stunning sites such as Jim Beam distillery, Jesse James’ safe house, and the Jackson Hollow Trestle in the Bernheim Forest. While My Old Kentucky Dinner Train’s patrons travel across the beautiful natural scenery and historical sites, they are invited to embark on a culinary journey equally remarkable.

The beloved train ride is the perfect combination of memorable classic dining and top-of-the-line service that delivers the quintessential southern experience. Visitors will be able to enjoy once again the Dinner Train’s all-time classic culinary delights, prepared fresh on board and served over multiple courses throughout the journey.

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train is also excited to resume its special-themed excursions, such as the Bourbon Excursions, Murder Mysteries, and the North Pole Express that have become an experience loved by many.

“We are incredibly proud of the rich history of our dinner train, and that it has become one of the premier excursion trains in the nation,” said April Corman-Colyer, Director of Public Relations. “We are also elated that we now have the opportunity to reopen and bring a renewed sense of gratitude to our steadfast mission of treating our patrons to a first-class dining experience served with a side of southern hospitality.”

Booking will be available through the My Old Kentucky Dinner Train web site after Monday, June 21st. As a tribute to the late founder, Rick Corman, the train will embark on its first excursion since the shutdown on his birthday, July 22nd. The post-pandemic inaugural run will honor the employees of R. J. Corman who have been instrumental to the family of companies for over 20 years. Following its initial run, the Dinner Train will be open to a limited number of tour and related groups until the official grand reopening date of August 21st.

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About My Old Kentucky Dinner Train

Established in 1988 as a subsidiary of R. J. Corman Railroad Group, My Old Kentucky Dinner Train invites guests to immerse themselves in an experience that takes them on a fine dining journey they will remember for a lifetime. During the 37-mile round trip visitors are invited to enjoy a gourmet meal of their choice prepared and served on board our restored 1940s dining cars.

About R. J. Corman Railroad Group

R. J. Corman Railroad Group employs approximately 1,500 people in 23 states. In addition to short line railroad and switching operations, R. J. Corman companies provide a broad scope of services to the railroad industry such as emergency response, track material distribution, track construction, and signal design and construction.




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