Grandparent’s Day Train Rides
On September 10, 2023 treat your Grandparents to a leisurely ride on the all-volunteer, non-profit Whippany Railway Museum’s excursion train. Sit back and relax during the 45-minute, 10-mile round trip ride through Morris and Essex Counties. Bring your camera – there is a large assortment of restored rail cars and locomotives at the Museum site in Whippany, along with historic railroad exhibits and operating model train layouts.
The kids will enjoy a ride in one of our restored historic cabooses, as they experience the way railroaders traveled and worked every day for over 130 years, when virtually every freight train in North America was trailed by a caboose.
Ride in style when you upgrade to one of our premium passenger cars. Choose from two outstanding cars: the Lackawanna Railroad Subscription Club Car No. 2454, (winner of the HeritageRail Alliance’s 2021 Historic Preservation award) which radiated elegance on a train once known as ‘The Millionaire’s Express’ that operated between Hoboken Terminal and Gladstone, NJ. The Central Railroad of New Jersey club car ‘Jersey Coast’ is a beautifully-restored conveyance that features all the amenities offered by the CNJ’s deluxe Blue Comet passenger train of the 1930s. The Blue Comet ran between Jersey City and Atlantic City, NJ, and the striking paint scheme of cream and blue reminds one of a comet streaking through space.