News Updates

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Day Out with Thomas: 2015 Dates Announced
April 18 / April 25-26 / May 2-3, 2015

We’re thrilled to welcome back Thomas the Tank Engine and all his friends 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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Santa Special departs Thanksgiving Weekend

Our daytime Santa Special holiday train kicks off the holiday season on Thanksgiving weekend, with Friday, Saturday, and Sunday departures. Relax with family and friends aboard festive railway cars adorned with vintage decorations.  Rudolph and Pablo the Penguin spread holiday cheer, Santa and Mrs. Claus visit each child! Get your tickets now!

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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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