Eagle Flyer

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February 16-18th, February 23-24th 2019

Connecticut River Eco-Excursion – Your Cabin Fever Reliever!

The Eagle Flyer is a unique 2-1/2 hour round trip eco-excursion in the Connecticut River Valley. Trees stripped of their foliage afford clear views of the surrounding forest and the Connecticut River; wildlife can be observed from the cozy confines of heated vintage rail cars. Master Wildlife Conservationists from CT’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will be onboard to share their knowledge of the wildlife that calls the Connecticut River Valley home.

The Eagle Flyer is pulled by our vintage diesel engines and departs from Essex Station. The train will make stops at Deep River, Chester and Hadlyme Stations to pick up passengers. First Class seating offers individual leather back chairs and cash/credit card food & beverage service at your seat. Enjoy a sandwich and a warm bowl of soup, all made fresh right here at the railroad. Coach seating offers padded back bench seating and the opportunity to walk to the onboard dining car for food & beverage purchases. Both First Class and Coach cars are heated for winter comfort.


Depart Essex 11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
Deep River 11:25 a.m. 2:25 p.m.
Chester 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
Hadlyme (no Ferry Service) 11:35 a.m. 2:35 p.m.
Arrive Goodspeed Yard (Haddam / East Haddam) 12:00 Noon 3:00 p.m.

Optional 1/2 hour shopping excursion at Goodspeed Station Country Store or stay on board for extended ride on newly-opened scenic track along the Connecticut River in Haddam


Depart Goodspeed Yard (Haddam / East Haddam) 12:35 p.m. 3:35 p.m.
Hadlyme (no Ferry Service) 12:55 p.m. 3:55 p.m.
Chester 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
Deep River 1:05 p.m. 4:05 p.m.
Arrive Essex 1:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.

Bring your binoculars; eagles, red-tail hawks, heron nests and even a harbor seal have been viewed on this excursion in the past.

First Class Tickets: $40 All Ages / Under 2 Free

Coach Tickets: $25 Adult / $15 Child / Under 2 Free

  • First Class seating includes individual leather back chair and cash/credit card food & beverage service at your seat
  • Coach Class seating includes padded back bench and the opportunity to walk to the onboard dining car for food and beverage purchases
  • Warming soups, sandwiches, snacks and hot / cold beverages, beer and wine available for purchase (cash & credit card accepted)
  • Travel north to Milepost 14 on newly-opened track with amazing new scenery!

Marvel at the frozen splendor of The Connecticut River Valley . . . aboard the Eagle Flyer!