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Santa Special Tickets now on sale

Tickets for our popular daytime holiday train, the Santa Special, will be available on Wed, Oct 1 @ 9:00 am. Relax with family and friends aboard festive railway cars adorned with vintage decorations.  Rudolph and Pablo the Penguin will be on board to spread holiday cheer, Santa and Mrs. Claus visit each child!

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All Aboard: Essex Steam Train teams up with Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
September 2014

Essex Steam Train established a $25,000 matching gift fund, and invites train riders to double this gift by making a small donation when buying tickets to the popular North Pole Express or Santa Special.

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Your Hand on the Throttle

The Fall Session for Your Hand on the Throttle has sold out for 2014, but reserving a spot for Spring or Fall 2015 would make the perfect holiday gift for the railfan in your life! With instruction and supervision by our operating crew, take our Steam and/or Diesel locomotives out for a spin!

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