News Updates

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Twice the Fun! Thomas & Percy at Essex Station!
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 two more big weekends in 2015: April 25-26 and May 2-3. Advanced tickets are selling fast – 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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Friday Night Sunset Riverboat Cruise
July 10 - Sept 4

New for 2015! This summer, we’re bringing you the splendor of sunset on the Connecticut River with a new sunset Riverboat Cruise. A three-hour train ride / riverboat cruise excursion, with full beverage service, to help you ease into the weekend this summer!

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