Screw I-94 And Take Amtrak To Wisco
By JoshMogerman in News on Apr 30, 2011 7:00PM
Old Hiawatha Train [Doug Wallick]
Heck, we like trains. And we like Milwaukee. So let's come up with a few more strategies to get folks onto the Hiawatha. Here are a few to get you started:
- Bring back the cool-looking old orange Hiawatha trains! Who wouldn't want to ride those?
- How about a premium New Glarus/Mars' Cheese Castle car with free refreshments (ooooh, and Apple Holler too, please!)? At $22 a ticket, we would probably ride that train into the ground.
- Samantha suggests: "Shape the cars like Polish sausages and add a Steve Miller soundtrack." Before this turns into Wisconsin bashing, we do think that appearances by the Brewers’ famous racing sausage mascots could attract families (especially if kids can hit the hotdog with a baseball bat like Randall Simon).