North Pole Express excursions for Thursday November 15 will operate as scheduled. Please plan accordingly to arrive in our parking areas 30 minutes prior to your excursion time. Train will leave on time and can not be held for late arriving guests.
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The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

Your Holiday Adventure Starts Here!

The Valley Railroad, which was founded in 1868, is a heritage railroad based in Connecticut.

It operates the Essex Steam Train and the Essex Clipper Dinner Train.

Upcoming Events

Plan your trip! Click below to purchase tickets for available excursions.
Events listed in grey, are SOLD OUT.

Getting here

If you have specific questions regarding Essex Steam Train events, offerings and operations, contact us today!

1 Railroad Ave, Essex, CT 06426

860-767-0103 or 800-377-3987