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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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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

Train museum celebrates everything from holidays to chocolate and spirits

From holiday excursions to chocolate- and spirit-tasting trips, the Railroad Museum of New England really does have it all for train-lovers. Leaving from the historic Thomaston Station, the Naugatuck Railroad will take you through woods and valleys, over bridges and dams. Special trips include the Easter Bunny Express (meet the big bunny himself); a spirit-tasting excursion with a different tasting every month; a Pumpkin Path train where kids can pick their own pumpkin to bring home; the Chocolate Decadence Tour with a toast at scenic Thomaston Dam and a tour of Fascia’s Chocolate Company; and the holiday-celebrating Northern Lights Limited and Santa Express trains, magical journeys where Santa, Mrs. Claus and singing elves make appearances.
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.