News Updates

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Twice the Fun! Thomas & Percy at Essex Station!
April 18 / April 25-26 / May 2-3, 2015

We’re thrilled to welcome back Thomas the Tank Engine and his best friend Percy for The Celebration Tour 2015, coming to Essex Station for three big weekends in 2015: April 18, April 25-26, and May 2-3. Tickets are available online now.

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Neighbor Appreciation Weekend
May 9-10, 2015

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat kicks off its season with Neighbor Appreciation Weekend, featuring free Steam Train and Riverboat rides for residents in 5 towns along the Valley Railroad’s operating line – – Essex, Deep River, Chester, Haddam, and Old Saybrook.

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Your Hand on the Throttle
April 2-4 and 9-12, 2015

The Spring Session for Your Hand on the Throttle is scheduled for April! Available slots are going fast, so make your reservation soon. With instruction and supervision by our operating crew, take our Steam and/or Diesel locomotives out for a spin!

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