Grandparent’s Day Train Rides – Whippany Railway Museum

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.

WHEN: Sunday, September 10, 2023 Rain or Shine

TRAIN DEPARTURES: 1, 2, 3 & 4 pm

WHERE: 1 Railroad Plaza (intersection of Route 10 West & Whippany Road) in Whippany, NJ

TRAIN FARE: Ticket prices vary: $13. – $26. (*NOTE: Train Fare includes admission to Museum Building & grounds)

For Tickets and More Info: www.WhippanyRailwayMuseum.net973-887-8177

ABOUT THE MUSEUM: Our excursion train rides are operated as a fundraising effort to benefit the Whippany Railway Museum, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit operating heritage railroad that is staffed by volunteers. Donations from the public help to keep the Museum operational, but funds are still required to support this unique New Jersey treasure. Proceeds from the train rides will further enhance the Museum’s mission and its historic preservation efforts.

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