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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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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