Dinner Train Charters

The Essex Clipper Dinner Train is available for groups, private parties and chartered events. Whether it’s a family gathering, rehearsal dinner, wedding, or corporate function, the rhythm of the rails and our attentive staff transport you back to the day when rail travel was king and “dinner in the diner” was a delicious special occasion.

On regular scheduled excursions, the Essex Clipper Dinner Train can provide semi-private dining areas for groups of various sizes.

On non-scheduled operating days, and as-available on operating days, the Essex Clipper Dinner Train can be chartered for private events. Enjoy having the entire train just for you!

Private Charter
Non-Operating Days
50-97 Guests
Private Charter
Operating Days*
80-97 Guests
Semi-private Dining
Operating Days*
12,16,18,30,46,51 Guests
May Mon – Fri Sat – Sun Sat – Sun
June Mon – Thurs Fri – Sun Fri – Sun
July Mon – Thurs Fri – Sun Fri – Sun
August Mon – Thurs Fri – Sun Fri – Sun
September Mon – Fri Sat – Sun Sat – Sun
October Mon – Fri Sat – Sun Sat – Sun
  • 2.5-hour excursion on dining cars thru the lower Connecticut River Valley
  • Four course meal
  • $80 per person, tax and meal service gratuity included
  • Operating Day charter is available only if booked before individual reservations have been made

Menu

Season Spring/Summer
(May – August)
Fall
(September – October)
Entrée #1 Prime Rib
Chefs Choice of Starch and
Vegetable
Prime Rib
Chefs Choice of Starch and
Vegetable
Entrée #2 Chicken Francaise
Chefs Choice of Starch and
Vegetable
Stuffed Chicken w/ Cranberry Orange Glaze
Chefs Choice of Starch and
Vegetable
Entrée #3 Salmon
Chefs Choice of Starch and
Vegetable
Seafood Newburg
Chefs Choice of Starch and
Vegetable
Entrée #4
(vegetarian)
Grilled Vegetable Ravioli
Vegetable (Chef Choice)
Grilled Vegetable Ravioli
Vegetable (Chef Choice)
Entrée #5
(gluten-free)
Prime Rib, Salmon or Large Dinner Salad
Vegetable (Chef Choice)
Fruit Cup Dessert
(call to arrange)
Prime Rib or Large Dinner Salad
Vegetable (Chef Choice)
Fruit Cup Dessert
(call to arrange)
All Entrées Include Cut Meat & Cheese Appetizer
Mixed Greens Salad
Warm Rolls with Sweet Honey Butter
Pot De Creme, Key Lime Pie, or Apple Cinnamon Cheesecake
Water, Coffee
  • Entrees must be pre-selected by each guest at least 7 days in advance
  • Cash bar, tab bar or $25.00 per person open bar available

For additional information, questions, or to arrange your function, please contact Pam Amodio at 860-767-0103 ext. 217 or via email Events@essexsteamtrain.com