Press Releases


The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat Welcomes 2nd Annual Passengers From The Past — Time Travel On Our Train

(ESSEX, CT) July 22, 2014— The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat is excited to welcome back both new and returning “Passengers from the Past” this August! Jay Gatsby, The Gillettes, Mark Twain, and more will be riding alongside train and boat passengers, bringing them back to the historical time period during the following weekends: Saturday… Read more »


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 »

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