News Updates


Valley Railroad Circus Train & “Big Top Tent” Show – Last Weekend!
July 26-27, 2014

The Ringmaster welcomes you aboard an authentic Circus Train ride from off-site parking to the event grounds at Essex Steam Train. Our third year, bigger and better for 2014!

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Amtrak Exhibit Train Coming to Essex Station
August 23-24, 2014

Can you hear the sound of a whistle? That’s the Amtrak Exhibit Train coming to the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, August 23-24 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. We’re thrilled to welcome this mobile museum for its only Connecticut visit in 2014.

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Celebrate the Roaring ’20s at Essex Station
Summer of 2014

We’re bringing back the sights, sounds, and energy of the 1920′s to Essex Station this summer! Keep an eye peeled for colorful characters, historic signage and displays, and an opportunity to experience the adventure of riding the rails!

Celebrate the Roaring '20s