Press Releases


Passengers from the Past – Time Travel on our Train

“Babe” Ruth, Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln, and the Gillettes among the characters that will make history come alive each weekend in June (ESSEX, CT) April 18, 2016 — The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat is excited to welcome back both new and returning “Passengers from the Past” this June. Our special passengers, personified by some… Read more »


Essex Steam Train & Riverboat Kicks off its Season with Neighbor Appreciation Weekend

Neighbor Appreciation Weekend includes free Steam Train and Riverboat rides for residents in six neighboring towns on May 7 and 8, 2016 ESSEX, Conn. (April 19, 2016) – Essex Steam Train & Riverboat welcomes residents from six neighboring towns along the Valley Railroad’s operating line for free steam train and riverboat rides on May 7… Read more »


Railroad Urges Safety at Crossings

The Essex Steam Train begins Seasonal Operations the week of March 30 ESSEX, Conn. (March 18, 2016) –The Essex Steam Train and Valley Railroad Company will soon be increasing frequency of train operations on its tracks between Old Saybrook and Dock Road in Haddam. Motorists and pedestrians alike are urged to renew their sense of… Read more »

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