Monday, March 28, 2011

Western CT Blog: Ride a Vintage Train to Visit the Easter Bunny !

Western CT Blog: Ride a Vintage Train to Visit the Easter Bunny !: "Western CT Blog"

The Danbury Railway Museum is planning to greet the Easter Bunny once again this spring.  The Easter Bunny will make his home in a authentically restored train car where he will greet young and old alike on special weekends this April!

To reach the Easter  Bunny you will first enter the historic Danbury Railroad Station where you will board a vintage train that will take you on a fun filled ride through the historic railyard to the Easter Bunny.   The short train ride in a fully-restored 1953 New Haven RR Rail Diesel Car (Budd RDC), will take visitors past the fully operational turntable, over 70 vintage railroad cars and locomotives, and many unique pieces of railroad history, including a Boston & Maine steam locomotive built in 1907. Of special note is the museum's beautifully restored circa-1910 Railway Post Office (RPO) car that will also be open.

The train ride will stop at the Easter Bunny's special railroad car.  Each child will receive a small gift from the Bunny making this a great time for memorable photos that will be cherished thoughout the years.

An extra treat for those visiting the Easter Bunny are the exhibits inside the restored 1903 Danbury Station that include  a coloring station, temporary tattoos, Thomas® play table, and  operating model train layouts.  A fully-stocked gift shop will also be open.
This popular annual family event will take place on Sunday, April 10; Saturday & Sunday, April 16 & 17; and Friday & Saturday, April 22 & 23.  Event hours are 10:00-4:30 on Friday and Saturday; noon-4:30 on Sunday;  trains leave every 30 minutes from 12:30 to 3:30.  Admission is $9.00 (age 2 and up). Reservations are suggested and may be made by visiting the museum's Web site at

The Danbury Railway Museum is a non-profit organization, staffed solely by volunteers, and is dedicated to the preservation of, and education about, railroad history.  The museum is located in the restored 1903 Danbury Station and rail yard at 120 White Street, Danbury, CT.  For further information, visit the Web site at, email, or call the museum at 203-778-8337.

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