Charters & Groups


In addition to normally scheduled trains, the Railroad Museum of New England is proud to also offer charters upon request year round!

Whether your group is big or small, we can help fill your needs and provide you with a venue like no other. Here at the the RMNE, you have the option to book our historic Thomaston Station, or charter your very own private train ride pulled by one of our vintage diesel locomotives. You can even charter a train including our meticulously restored and maintained Rutland 260, a wooden first class car, which dates all the way back to the 1890s.

Our menu of options include:

  • Capacity of 70 persons per coach
  • Capacity of 32 persons for Rutland 1st class

Some events we have chartered in the past include:

  • Bus tours
  • Weddings
  • Family & group gatherings
  • Company meetings and retreats

The RMNE also offers special rates for groups of 15+ on our normally scheduled train rides, excluding special rides such as the Santa Express and Northern Lights Limited. For these large groups, it is requested that you please contact us ahead of time to take advantage of the special discounted rates, and so that we may add a coach to the train if need be.

We ask that you please book charters at least a month ahead of time to allow adequate planning, preparation, and time to fulfill any special requests.

To book your charter or group trip today, please email events@rmne.org

www.rmne.org

242 E Main St
Thomaston, CT 06787
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