*** Thursday October 17: Due to stronger than normal Wind Conditions, the Boat portion of all excursions are CANCELED. The Train will operate 1- hour round-trip excursions as scheduled at 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm. We apologize for this inconvenience***


Oct. 19 & 20 9:30 am Train & Boat Purchase

Train & Riverboat thru Oct. 27 Purchase

Haddam Swing Bridge Fall Special Purchase

NEW! Rail-Bike Adventure Purchase


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The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

Your 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