Press Releases


Passengers From The Past – Time Travel On Our Train

George Herman “Babe” Ruth, Jr., William and Helen Gillette and Mark Twain will make history come alive for four special weekends on the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat. ESSEX, CT (August 13, 2015) – Essex Steam Train & Riverboat is excited to welcome four special “Passengers from the Past” this August. George Herman “Babe” Ruth,… Read more »


Now Offering the Quintessential Summer Shoreline Experience – Sunset Cruises

Come enjoy the beautiful sight of a shimmering sunset over the waters of the Connecticut River after a glorious summer day Essex, CT (Jul 2, 2015) —Paul Costello has worked on the Connecticut River for six years as captain of the Essex Steam Train’s riverboat, Becky Thatcher, and several years prior to that as a… Read more »


Valley Railroad Company Announces New Leadership Team

PRESS RELEASE/FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Paul Scarbrough, Chairman of the Board Mobile: 347-210-5540 | pscarbrough@akustiks.com ESSEX, CT (June 12, 2015) — The Valley Railroad Company, owner/operator of The Essex Steam Train and Riverboat, one of Connecticut’s premier tourist attractions, has announced a new leadership team. The Board of Directors has chosen Kevin Dodd as… Read more »

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