A yard goat is another term for switcher which is a small locomotive that stays in the railroad yard and serves to move cars from track to track. These vehicles are often re-purposed “road” engines with too many miles or simply too tattered to continue their former work.... Read more
~ It became accepted that when the average person asks a railroad man the time, he is assured a correct answer. ~
Railroad Standard Watches (chronometers) are specialized timepieces that once were crucial for safe and correct operation of trains around the world. Timetable and Train Order was a system that relied on highly-acc... Read more
Essex Steam Train & Riverboat has enjoyed hosting living history with reenactors portraying Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln, William and Mrs. Gillette and baseball-legend, Babe Ruth. Next month, visitors can experience the delight of meeting some of these characters every weekend!
Because baseball season recently opened its 2017 season, we thoug... Read more
Planning a family reunion this summer or next? Consider enjoying time with family and friends on our Becky Thatcher riverboat or the Essex Clipper Dinner Train.
Breathtaking views from the Becky Thatcher riverboat set the sta... Read more