Press Releases


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 »


Essex Steam Train Operations Begin Week of March 30, 2015

Interested parties invited to a Community Conversation on Safe Crossing Usage on Friday, March 27 (ESSEX, CT) March 11, 2015 – The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat wishes to inform residents along its route of tracks between Old Saybrook and Haddam that train operations will resume during the week of March 30, 2015. The Valley… Read more »