Local Trip to Rail Explorers, Versailles, KY
September Local Trip
Monday, September 25th @ 2:00pm
Unfortunately, there wasn't enough participation so the event had to be cancelled.
Join us this September for a new and unique adventure to Rail Explorers via the Bluegrass Scenic Railroad. We will take a 2-hour, scenic, pedal-powered ride on the rails. This adventure is suitable for all abilities as the vehicles are power-assisted.
We have 8 spots reserved for the club. To secure your reservation, payment of $42 per person needs to be made on the club website no later than Sept 18th.
The location is at 175 Beasley Rd, turn left into their parking lot just before the Senior Citizens Center. Look for the Rail Explorer's red Banner and walk across the train tracks past a rail car to the silver Airstream trailer for check in and orientation. For any questions, please call or text Robin Jones at 859-948-2934.
Following is an excerpt from the Rail Explores website https://www.railexplorers.net/ Built in 1888, this section of the Louisville Southern Railroad once carried passengers from Lawrenceburg to Versailles and Lexington. Now you can ride the rails through the picturesque Kentucky countryside with Rail Explorers. Passing the thoroughbred horse farms, you may see mares and foals in the fields before descending into deep cuts through the limestone hills.
Bring a drink and snack to enjoy at the turnaround area on the cliffs above the Kentucky River gorge.
Enjoy the view of the Wild Turkey Distillery and the 1,659 ft long Young's High Bridge soaring 283 ft above the river.
All Explorers are fitted with the 'REX Propulsion System' - custom built electric motors that make the journey truly effortless.