Day Out with Thomas 2021

August 28 & 29 / September 4 & 5, 2021

Tickets on Sale Tuesday May 25, 2021

Toot toot!!! Thomas the Tank Engine, his buddy Percy, and Sir Topham Hatt are pulling into Essex Station for “The Party Train Tour” in honor of Thomas’s birthday!


Rail Bike Adventure

8 Mile Round Trip Adventure

Thursday-Sunday: July 1 – August 22

Pedal a Rail-Bike for a 8 mile round trip adventure over moderate terrain from Essex Station south to Old Saybrook and return; passing along the Preserve (The Preserve is a 963 acre forest located in the towns of Old Saybrook, Essex and Westbrook. It was recognized as the largest remaining unprotected coastal forest between Boston and New York before its acquisition for conservation) while enjoying the stunning New England weather.

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Thar Be Pirates!

Saturday August 7

Ride our vintage train pulled by our antique diesel locomotive to our riverboat where on board you will enjoy a Gosling drink, appetizers and dessert, along with sea shanty music.

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Muffins & Mimosas Cruise

Sunday, July 25

Join us aboard the Becky Thatcher for our first, Muffins & Mimosas morning cruise! On July 25, we set sail from our dock in Deep River for a 1.5 hour cruise on the Connecticut River.

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Taco & Tequila Cruise

Thursday, August 12

Ride our vintage train pulled by our antique diesel locomotive to our riverboat where you will enjoy a Margarita, a taco bar and other light food and live music.

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Cruise to Parrotdise!

Friday, August 13

Book your tickets for our Cruise to Parrotdise today; a tribute to Parrot Heads everywhere! Tropical inspired refreshments will be served – and we encourage you to dress in your favorite summer styles.  Flip-flops or bust!


Crime and Pun-ishment

Friday, August 20

Ladies, be sure to get in character by dressing in your best 1920’s flapper dress complete with feathered headband and boa. Fellas, don those fedoras and pin stripe suits to get into the real swing of things. Enjoy a cocktail gathering before your 2.5 hour fully immersive Dinner Train experience where you will have to help find out just who-dun-it.

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Hand on the Throttle

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn about and actually operate a full size steam locomotive! Registrants receive home study materials covering railroad and steam locomotive safety as well as basic steam locomotive theory and operation.