Schedule & Fares

Dates of Operation (2014)

Spring Season: May 10 – June 15
Saturday – Sunday Only and Memorial Day (May 26)

Summer Season: June 21 – September 1
Monday – Sunday (Daily) and Labor Day (September 1)

Fall Season: September 5 – September 28
Friday – Sunday Only

Foliage Season: October 2 – October 26
Thursday – Monday Only


Departure Times

Steam Train & Riverboat Connection
11:00 am / 12:30 pm / 2:00 pm
Total trip approximately 2.5 hours

Steam Train Only
11:00 am / 12:30 pm / 2:00 pm / 3:30 pm
Total trip approximately 1 hour


Fares

Steam Train & Riverboat Connection
Adults: $28.00 / Children (2 – 11): $19.00
Infants (Under 2): Free

Steam Train Only
Adults: $18.00 / Children (2 – 11): $10.00
Infants (Under 2): Free

Special and Extras
First Class Car: $12.00 per passenger
Open Car¹: $7.00 per passenger
Caboose²: $5.00 per passenger

¹ – Open Car is available seasonally
² – Caboose part of the train on selected “Caboose Weekends”.
The extra fare of $5 is a direct donation to the non-profit, Friends of the Valley Railroad.

Important Info:

  • Advance Tickets sold online.
  • Day-of-trip Tickets sold at Essex Station Ticket Window.
  • Free Parking!
  • All Prices include Tax.
  • Senior Discount everyday; Double Senior Discount on Mondays.
  • Coupons and other Discounts: Please see agent at station Ticket Window.
  • Fares do not include Special Event Trains such as Day Out with ThomasNorth Pole Express,Dinner Train, etc.
  • Schedule, Equipment and Route are subject to change.