Schedule & Fares

Dates of Operation (2017)

Spring Season May 13-June 11:
Saturday – Sunday Only and Memorial Day

Summer Season June 17-August 27:
Monday – Sunday (Daily)

Fall Season September 1 – September 24:
Friday – Sunday Only and Labor Day

Foliage Season September 28 – October 22:
Daily except Wednesday


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

* Saturday May 21 & 22 Only: 10:15 am replaces 11:00 am departure

* Saturdays June 17-August 27 Only: 3:30 pm Steam Train & Riverboat Connection also available


Fares

Steam Train & Riverboat Connection
Adults: $29.00 / Seniors (65+): $26.00 / Children (2 – 11): $19.00
Infants (Under 2): Free

Steam Train Only
Adults: $19.00 / Seniors (65+): $17.00 / 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 available online
  • Day-of-trip Tickets sold at Essex Station Ticket Window.
  • Free Parking!
  • All Prices include Tax.
  •  Additional 10% 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.