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Naugatuck Railroad (Railroad Museum of New England) - Special Events 2015
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Tickets on Sale Now - Come Join Santa and his Elves on the Naugatuck Railroad
Come ride our evening NORTHERN LIGHTS LIMITED and daytime SANTA EXPRESS trains from historic Thomaston station located in Thomaston, CT. Santa loves to ride our Holiday Season trains and will spend time with each family during the ride. No waiting in long lines for our passengers, Santa comes to You!
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NORTHERN LIGHTS LIMITED TO SANTA'S TRAIN WORKSHOP is our evening Festival of Lights both inside and outside the train as we invite children of all ages on a journey to Santa's Train Workshop where Santa will board and greet everyone during the hour and a quarter trip with a gift for each child. Mrs. Claus and our elves all join in on the fun along your journey. What a great way to celebrate the holiday spirit this December in Connecticut! Northern Lights tickets are just $25 per person, children 2 and under are free!  

Or take a ride aboard the daytime SANTA EXPRESS with Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and Santa's friendly elves along the scenic Naugatuck River, in our warm and comfortable 1920s vintage coaches. Santa and Mrs. Claus visit with each child on board the Santa Express with a gift for every child. Santa Express tickets are just $18 Adults, $16 Seniors and $16 Children. Children 2 and under are free!
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All our trains feature vintage passenger coaches with warm and comfy seating and free parking. At the conclusion of your train ride, visit our gift shop inside the decorated, historic 1881 Thomaston Station with time to enjoy the operating Christmas train layout and caroling with our elves. Our gift shop has a large selection of railroad books and memorabilia to choose from as well as plenty of children's gifts, books and toys!
Holiday Schedule:

Northern Lights Limited:
Friday, November 27 at 5 and 7 PM
Saturday, November 28 at 5 and 7 PM
Sunday, November 29 at 5 and  PM 
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, December 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 at 5 and 7 PM

Santa Express:
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 27 - 29 at 2 PM  
Saturdays and Sundays, December 5. 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, at 2 PM

Day After Christmas Express Day, December 26 at 2 and 5 PM.

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The Naugatuck Railroad’s scenic round trip excursions are an entertaining mix of relaxing river valley scenery and our rich transportation history. It’s an exciting and educational experience for riders of all ages!

The scenic 20-mile round trip ride is one hour and 15 minutes long. All trains depart from Thomaston Station.

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Tickets may be purchased through the Railroad Museum of New England website.

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About the Railroad Museum of New England

The Railroad Museum of New England, Inc. is a not-for-profit educational and historical organization, founded in January 1968. The mission of the Railroad Museum of New England (RMNE) is to establish an interpretive facility where the story of the region's rich railroad heritage can be effectively told. We have an extensive collection of New England rolling stock, including locomotives of all types, passenger cars, freight cars, and cabooses. We have New England railroad artifacts dating from the 1840's to the present… everything from tickets to signal towers. As much as we have acquired, all of it remains idle without our dedicated membership.

The museum concept is more than artifacts, it's also a story of the region and the development of society around the railroad. We invite you to become involved in the museum's activities. Join the engine and train crew or exhibits and administrative departments. The operation of a museum and a railroad is interesting and varied. One of the goals of the museum is to allow all of the volunteers to experience all the jobs they are interested in. You might decide that this is a great way to spend a Saturday or Sunday.

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Directions - To the Thomaston Station

242 East Main Street
Thomaston, CT 06787

From Rt 8 Northbound: Take exit 38, left at bottom of ramp, continue north past 5 traffic lights into center of town, bear right at center of town, go two blocks past Plymouth Glass, follow "Railroad Museum" signs and take ramp on right down to station. Parking is straight ahead, across the tracks.

From Rt 8 Southbound: Take exit 40, bear right at bottom of the exit ramp, continue south into center of Thomaston, make a left at the first traffic light, go two blocks past Plymouth Glass, follow "Railroad Museum" signs and take ramp on right down to station. Parking is straight ahead, across the tracks.

From Plymouth, Terryville and Points East: Take Rt. 6 west across bridge into center of Thomaston, bear to the right at the village green/gazebo, then make two left turns and go two blocks past Plymouth Glass, follow "Railroad Museum" signs and take ramp on right down to station. Parking is straight ahead, across the tracks.

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Naugatuck Railroad (Railroad Museum of New England)
PO Box 400
Thomaston, CT 06787-0400



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