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Excursion trains show off Connecticut with old-fashioned luxury

Excursion trains in Connecticut can take you to and through wonderfully beautiful places -- along rivers, across gorges, through mountains -- in a gloriously luxurious setting. This old-fashioned and relaxed way to see the beauty of Connecticut is a real treat for people on vacation. A great activity for children, parents, and older people -- a multi-generation day of family fun. Seasonal train excursions are offered for fall foliage, Christmas season, and others. Combine a train trip with a scenic drive and you will see some of the most glorious scenery in our country

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Excursion Train 500x250 - Essex Steam Train & Riverboat - Essex, CT
Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

One Railroad Avenue Essex, CT, 06426 Phone: 860-767-0103 Toll-Free: 800-377-3987

Travel back in time aboard vintage train coaches pulled by steam locomotives

You will step back in time as soon as you arrive at the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat’s 1892 Essex Station. Check out the vintage steam and diesel locomotives and coaches, then board vintage coaches pulled by steam locomotives through classic New England towns, past parks, coves and tidal wetlands, the natural habitat for swans, geese and heron. The 12-mile narrated round trip is an hour long, or 2 1/2 hours if you combine it with a cruise aboard the riverboat Becky Thatcher. Special train excursions include the romantic, elegant Essex Clipper Dinner Train, the Wine & Chocolate Dinner Train and the Murder Mystery Train. Thomas the Tank Engine makes appearances in May and June. Please check our website for current train & riverboat schedules.
Happy Couple - Railroad Museum of New England - Thomaston, CT
Railroad Museum of New England

242 East Main Street Thomaston, CT, 06787 Phone: 860-283-7245

Treat yourself to a themed or scenic tour aboard a vintage steam or diesel train

Excursions aboard the vintage trains at the Railroad Museum of New England are a true treat. In the winter, take the daytime Santa Express or evening Northern Lights Limited to meet with Santa and sing with elves. In the spring, there’s the Easter Bunny Express; in the fall, the Autumn Colors Limited follows the river past the bright colors of Litchfield Hills. Summer means visiting and dining in Torrington via the Torrington Twilight Express. Other excursions include visiting Fascia’s Chocolate Company as part of the Chocolate Decadence Tour, picking pumpkins as part of the Pumpkin Patch train; and spirit-sipping trips. In December, the North by Northwest Express includes a screening of the Hitchcock movie and a trip aboard the famous 20th Century Limited train featured in the film.