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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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Fall Foliage on the Essex Steam Train

Explore one of the “last great places on earth” in living color! Board the Essex Steam Train for the ultimate Fall Foliage journey through the unspoiled Connecticut River Valley. From the open decks of the Becky Thatcher Riverboat, revel in stunning views of the hills bursting with color and reflecting on the river water.

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