Train Charters

The Essex Clipper Dinner Train, featured in the “Memorable Meals” section of USA Today,  is available for groups, private parties and chartered events! Whether it’s a family gathering, rehearsal dinner, wedding or corporate function, the rhythm of the rails and our attentive staff transport you back to the day when rail travel was king and “dinner in the diner” was a delicious special occasion.

On regularly scheduled excursions, the Essex Clipper Dinner Train can provide semi-private dining areas for groups of various sizes.

On non-scheduled operating days and upon availability on operating days, the Essex Clipper Dinner Train can be chartered for private events. Enjoy having the entire train just for you!

Essex Clipper Dinner Train

  • 2.5-hour excursion on dining cars through the lower Connecticut River Valley
  • 4-course meal
  • $85.00 per person, tax and meal service gratuity included
  • Operating day charter is available only if booked before individual reservations have been made

Menu

Spring/Summer

(May – August)

Prime Rib

Chicken Francaise

Salmon

Filet Mignon (additional charge)

 Duck (additional charge)

Above served with Chef’s Choice of Vegetable and Starch

 (vegetarian) Grilled Vegetable Ravioli

Above served with Chef’s Choice Vegetable

Vegan Pasta

Fall

(September – October)

Prime Rib

Stuffed Chicken

 Seafood Newburg

Filet Mignon (additional charge)

 Duck (additional charge)

Above served with Chef’s Choice of Vegetable and Starch

 (vegetarian) Grilled Vegetable Ravioli

Above served with Chef’s Choice Vegetable

Vegan Pasta

All Entrees Include

Relish Plate Table Top Appetizer
Mixed greens salad
Warm rolls with sweet honey butter
Chef’s Choice Dessert, Water, Coffee

Additional Information

  • Entrees must be pre-selected by each guest a minimum of 7 days in advance
  • Cash bar, tab bar or $35.00 per person open bar available

For additional information, questions, or to arrange your function
please contact our ticket office at (860) 767-0103.