ALL ABOARD ! On Father’s Day, June 18th, surprise Dad this Father’s Day with the unique gift and unforgettable experience of a train ride on one of Morris County’s historic railroads – a day trip that will create memories for years to come !
Step back in time at the non-profit Whippany Railway Museum where a larger-than-life train provides a 45-minute, round trip ride. On board this limited-time event, you’ll travel the route of “The Whippanong Trail”, where General Washington’s armies trod in the bitter Winter of 1779 – an area rich in our country’s history.
The Museum’s mid-1900’s excursion train feature a unique collection of restored vintage cabooses from historic rail lines that once served New Jersey and the Metropolitan area. The 10-mile, round-trip excursion is a thrill for the children as they enjoy what for many, will be their very first train ride…and they can also learn about and experience the history of New Jersey’s rich railroad and transportation heritage. Passengers can combine the experience of riding the train along with touring the Museum site, which features an outstanding collection of historic railroad locomotives, rolling stock, and operating model train layouts.
For a slightly higher fare you can upgrade your excursion experience by choosing to ride in one of our premium cars – the award-winning Lackawanna Railroad Subscription Club Car No. 2454, which radiated elegance on a train once known as ‘The Millionaire’s Express’ that operated between Hoboken Terminal and Gladstone, NJ. Or select the Central Railroad of New Jersey club car ‘Jersey Coast’. It is a beautifully-restored car 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, June 18, 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.