Press Releases


J. David Conrad Retires as Chief Mechanical Officer at Essex Steam Train / Valley Railroad Company

  Kevin Dodd, President of Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, has announced the retirement of J. David Conrad as Chief Mechanical Officer. Conrad joined the staff at Essex Steam Train/Valley Railroad Company in March 1986, and celebrated his retirement on December 31, 2016. “It has been an honor and a privilege for David Conrad to… Read more »


Essex Steam Train Welcomes the Christmas Season

From the North Pole Express Train to the Santa Special, Essex Station offers one-of-a-kind Christmas experiences Essex Steam Train & Riverboat officially launched their Christmas Season on Saturday with a ribbon cutting and dress rehearsal of its ever-popular North Pole Express. The attraction has been providing families with great Christmas events for over four decades…. Read more »


Oliver Jensen Gallery: Tom Nanos’ Hidden in Plain Sight

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat opens an exhibit of Tom Nanos’ New England Railroad Photography The exhibit will open from November 9 to December 29, 2016 in the Oliver O. Jensen Gallery on Essex Steam Train & Riverboat Campus ESSEX, Conn. (September 22, 2016) – The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat welcomes “Hidden in Plain… Read more »

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