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Naugatuck Railroad (Railroad Museum of New England) - Special Events 2016
 
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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 - Northern Lights Limited leaves at 5pm and 7pm – see schedule for dates. New this year First Class Service: Seating in our 1891 Rutland Railroad car with plush seating (limited to 32 reserved seats); Train is lighted and seasonally decorated inside and out; Visit to Santa’s Workshop display to pick up Santa and Mrs. Claus; Longer visits with Santa for each child; Visit by Santa with hand-delivered gifts; Hot chocolate service in special travel mugs; Elf leads sing-along to Christmas Carols; Visit with Mrs. Claus and the elves; Gift bag with additional information and goodies; Due to the historic nature of the car, we kindly ask that no outside food or drink be brought aboard. Coach Service: Comfortable seating in our regular excursion coaches; Train is Lighted and seasonally decorated inside and out; Visit to Santa’s Workshop display to pick up Santa and Mrs. Claus; Visit by Santa with hand-elivered gifts; Elf leads sing-along to Christmas Carols; Visit with Mrs. Claus and the elves.  

SANTA EXPRESS - The Santa Express  leaves at 12 noon and 2 PM – see schedule for dates. New this year First Class Service: Seating in our 1891 Rutland Railroad car with plush seating (limited to 32 reserved seats) seasonally decorated inside and out; Longer visits with Santa for each child; Visit by Santa with hand-delivered gifts; Hot chocolate service in special travel mugs; Elf leads sing-along to Christmas Carols; Visit with Mrs. Claus and the elves; Gift Bag with additional information and goodies. Due to the historic nature of the car, we kindly ask that no outside food or drink be brought aboard. Coach Service: Comfortable seating in our Regular excursion coaches seasonally decorated inside and out.; Visit by Santa with hand delivered gifts.; Elf leads sing along to Christmas Carols; Visit with Mrs. Claus and the elves.
 
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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/Schedules

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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Contact

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

860-283-7245

Website:  http://www.rmne.org

Schedules and Ticket Sales http://www.rmne.org/schedule/index.php

Email: info@rmne.org

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