Press Releases


The Circus Train is Coming to Essex Station

(ESSEX, CT) June 30, 2014 – The Valley Railroad Circus Train & Big Top Show is coming to Essex Station from July 19-20 and 26-27, 2014. The Essex Steam Train will transform into an authentic circus train, complete with antique circus wagons, clowns, entertainment and fun. Guests can ride the Circus Train to Essex Station to enjoy… Read more »


Essex Steam Train Is Bringing The Roaring 20′s To Connecticut Beginning June 14th

(ESSEX, CT) June 3, 2014 – The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat is proud to launch the Roaring 20′s year theme on Saturday, June 14th in conjunction with the Connecticut Office of Tourism’s 10th annual Connecticut Open House Day. Throughout the day, attendees will step back in time upon entering the station and there are… Read more »


Essex Steam Train To Be Featured In Upcoming Episode Of ABC’s Hit Romance Reality Series The Bachelorette

(May 27) Essex, CT – Essex Steam Train will be featured on an upcoming episode of The Bachelorette. The episode will feature the Essex Steam Train during a special one-on-on date with one lucky suitor and the newest Bachelorette, Andi Dorfman. The episode is scheduled to air Monday, June 2, 2014, at 8/7c on ABC…. Read more »

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