Thursday, March 24, 2016

All Aboard with the Easter Bunny

The Naugatuck Railroad will start running trains for 2016 season on the day before Easter, Saturday, March 26th, from Thomaston Station along the restored Naugatuck River to Waterville, up into the beautiful Litchfield Hills to the Thomaston dam, and back to the station.

The excursion is 17 miles and lasts about an hour and a quarter. This is a great way to say good-bye to Old Man Winter and to celebrate the beginning of spring. Every child will be greeted by the Bunny after the train leaves the station. The Bunny even welcomes selfies with all the kids and their families.  The Naugatuck Railroad offers one of the few opportunities for individuals, friends, and families to take a ride into our past, passengers collect their tickets in a 1881 classical late 19th century train station before boarding the 1920 antique coaches. The Naugatuck Railroad offers a great opportunity to experience the heritage of rail travel when the railroads were considered to be the most modern form of transportation as they predated modern air travel for the public.

Three train rides are scheduled on March 26th at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Fares for children 2 years old and younger are free, children from 3 to 12 are $16, adults are $18, and seniors 62 and older are $16. Tickets can be purchased online at or phone 860-283-7245 anytime (24/7).

All tickets are nonrefundable and non-exchangeable. Trains depart from Thomaston Station at 242 East Main Street, Thomaston. Passengers can pick up tickets at the Thomaston Station's “Will Call” window on the day of the event. Tickets are printed with your name.  Please arrive at the Station 30 minutes before departure time. Trains depart promptly at the scheduled times.

For more area information

From birthday parties to corporate events, contact the RMNE to find out how the Thomaston Station and the Naugatuck Railroad can offer you a unique experience. The RMNE, located at the landmark Thomaston Train Station, is a not-for-profit, all volunteer, educational and historical organization that dates back to January 1968. The mission of the RMNE is to tell the story of the region’s rich railroad heritage through our educational exhibits and operation of the Naugatuck Railroad.

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