Eagle Flyer

February 15, 16, 17, 22, & 23

The Eagle Flyer is a unique 2-1/2 hour 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. Naturalists will be on board to share their knowledge of the wildlife that calls the Connecticut River Valley home.

Premium Seating (Age 21 + only): NEW for 2020! Enjoy Leather Chair seating, large viewing windows and complimentary use of binoculars. Includes a non-alcoholic beverage and bag of chips. Additional beverages (non-alcoholic and alcoholic) and food available for purchase at your seat. $50.00 per person

First Class Seating: Enjoy Leather Chair seating and viewing windows. Beverages (non-alcoholic and alcoholic) and food available for purchase at your seat. $40.00 per person

Coach Seating: Enjoy padded backed / bottom bench style seating. Every seat has windows to view thru. Walk to the Dining Car for beverage and food purchases. $25.00 per adult (age 12+) and $15.00 per child (age 2-11). After entering number of Adult Guests, click add to cart and then click on x in upper right corner of the Shopping Cart box. Add number of Child Guest and click add to cart.

* Tickets to be picked up on day of excursion at Essex Station Ticket Window. Tickets will not be mailed or emailed.


10:45 am Board / 11am Depart / 1:30 pm Return

1:45 pm Board / 2pm Depart / 4:30 pm Return

A Place Called Hope, an all volunteer based non profit wildlife rehabilitation and education center located in Killingworth, CT is scheduled to have live birds in the River Valley Junction Building at Essex Station 12:30pm-2:30pm on Sunday 2/16/20 and 2/23/20.  $1.00 from every ticket sale for the 2/16/20 and 2/23/20 Eagle Flyer will be donated to the organization. (Appearance schedule subject to change without notice)


Warm Sandwich
Roast Beef/Provolone
Walnut Chicken Salad
Egg Salad
Cup of Mac
Clam Chowder
Chef’s Choice
Chef’s Choice Cookies