2014 Train Schedule

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Fares
  May-Sept October
Adults $14 $17
Seniors 62+ $12 $15
Children 3-12 $12 $15
Children 0-2 FREE FREE

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NOTE: Special event fares may apply. See each event for details.


Plan Your Ride

Board at Thomaston
All trains depart from Thomaston Station, located at 242 East Main Street in downtown Thomaston, Connecticut.

Schedules Subject to Change
Departure times are listed below. Schedules and equipment are subject to change without prior notice.

Ticket Sales
All ticket sales are first come, first served. We suggest that you purchase your tickets ahead of time or call 860-283-7245. Walk-up sales may also be available at Thomaston Station, subject to seasonal demand. We accept cash, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover.

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This service is proudly offered by the volunteers of the Railroad Museum of New England. Thank you for supporting our mission of historic preservation!


What a great way to enjoy the scenic beauty of Connecticut's Naugatuck River Valley!
The Naugatuck Railroad offers fun and exciting train rides each season from April through December. Use the calendar below to help plan your visit and purchase tickets. All aboard!

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Weekend Trains
Departures at 12PM and 2PM
Tuesday Trains
Departure at 10AM
Special Event
See event for departures

Special Events

From historic presentations to fun holiday celebrations, the Naugatuck Railroad hosts a variety of special events throughout the year. Our special train rides tend to sell out early, so reservations are suggested (Special fares and conditions may apply).

Tickets on Sale Now - Come Join Santa and his Elves on the Naugatuck Railroad

Come ride our evening NORTHERN LIGHTS LIMITED, daytime SANTA EXPRESS and HAIGHT-BROWN VINEYARD 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!

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! Groups with 20 or more automatically receive a discount of $1 off per ticket when purchasing online or by phone.

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 $17 Adults, $15 Seniors and $15 Children. Children 2 and under are free!


For you wine lovers - our exclusive Haight-Brown Vineyard Express! December 6 at 5:00 PM, adults only, limited to 60 passengers, $80 per person. Enjoy this unique Holiday experience with the Northern Lights Limited – seasonal music and all the magical holiday lights. Meet at Thomaston Station before boarding your heated 1920s era vintage train car. Enjoy the wonder of the season while sipping a glass or two of wine and light appetizers from Haight-Brown Vineyard. At the end of your ride, ticket holders will return to their vehicles and travel 8 miles to Haight-Brown Vineyard via scenic Route 254, a 10 minute trip. Upon arrival at the vineyard, you will continue your wine tasting, paired with generous small plate delights! This special excursion is hosted by staff from the Vineyard and by the volunteers of the Railroad Museum of New England. Train ride lasts approximately 80 minutes. Purchase tickets ONLINE or by calling (860) 283-7245. Train ride departs at 5 PM. Tasting at the winery begins at 7 PM. Pick up tickets at Thomaston Station's WILL CALL window on the day of the event. All tickets are non-refundable/non-exchangeable. Please arrive at the Station 30 minutes before train departure time at 5:00. Trains run on time. Tickets are $80 each – adults only please

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!




Our Holiday Schedule:
  • Saturday at 5 PM and 7 PM, November 29 
  • Sunday at 5 PM, November 30
  • Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 5 PM and 7 PM, December 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21
  • Sunday at 2 PM, November 30  
  • Saturdays and Sundays at 2 PM, December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21   
  • Saturday at 5 PM December 6 (limited to 60)