The Murder Mystery excursion train steams into Watertown just in time for Valentine’s Day
By SUE SIENS
For a fun and memorable Valentine’s Day outing, surprise that special someone with a ride on the Valentine’s Day Murder Mystery Excursion Train on Sat., Feb 9th, 2013. The excursion train will board at the Tennessee Central Railway Museum Station, 220 Willow Street in Nashville at 9 a.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance for the trip. While onboard the classic 1950’s era American stainless steel train, passengers will enjoy a murder mystery performance right in their own train car. Murder and mayhem! Who-done-it? It could be the person sitting next to you! Your fun will continue as the train ride makes a lunchtime stop in historic downtown Watertown. There you can enjoy shopping in the unique antique, arts, crafts, and collectibles stores. Watertown has several restaurants to enjoy, with traditional southern cuisine, bistro-style coffee and sandwiches, Mexican, and a new Italian café, Nona Lisa Pizzeria, offering fresh specialty pizzas and pasta specials, with cannoli for dessert.
Watertown business owners welcome the excursion trains that bring visitors to town several times each year.
“We love having the trains come to Watertown,” said Jim Amero, owner of Jim’s Antiques on the Watertown Public Square. “It gives us a chance to show the passengers our beautiful little town, and it is our hope they will love it so much, they will want to come back and visit us again,” he added. Jim has been a business owner in Watertown for about 16 years. He noted Watertown has several new shops and restaurants, and the owners will give you a warm southern welcome.
After the visit to Watertown, passengers will help solve the murder mystery as the play continues on the return train ride back to Nashville. To get your tickets for the Valentine’s Day excursion train or other upcoming train rides to Watertown, contact the Tennessee Central Railway Museum at (615) 244-9001, or visit their website at www.tcry.org.