Thursday, March 21, 2013

Ride a Vintage Train to Visit the Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny will once again pay a visit to the Danbury Railway Museum located in downtown Danbury in Litchfield Hills and you can take a ride in a vintage train through the historic rail yard to visit him.  This popular annual family event will take place on Saturday & Sunday, March 23 & 24, and Friday & Saturday, March 29 & 30.  

Museum hours are 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; noon - 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.  Trains leave every 30 minutes from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m..  Admission is $9.00 (age 2 and up); each child will receive a small gift from the Bunny.  Reservations are suggested and may be made by visiting the museums Web site at   

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.  The highlight of the trip is when the train stops at the Easter Bunny's special railroad car. 

The museum’s beautifully restored circa-1910 Railway Post Office (RPO) car is open for tours.  The exhibits inside the restored 1903 Danbury station will be open, along with a coloring station, temporary tattoos, Thomas® play table, and the operating model train layouts.  Don't miss a visit to the fully-stocked gift shop chock full of affordable items.    

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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