The Valley Railroad Company

The Valley Railroad Company – operating the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat – has been serving the lower Connecticut River Valley since 1971. Our company’s mission is to keep alive the rich mechanical, industrial, and transportation heritage of our state through the continual operation of our vintage steam and diesel locomotives and passenger coaches, as well as the operation & maintenance of the facilities and infrastructure that support these. We welcome visitors from throughout the state of Connecticut, the New England region and all over the world to ride our railroad, relax aboard our riverboat and visit our unique facilities.

Calendar of Events

2024 Event Listings

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Plan Your Visit

Train & Boat
Dinner Train

Getting Here

If you have specific questions regarding Essex Steam Train events, offerings and operations, contact us today!