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).

Steamin' With Sadie - Steam Returns to the Naugy July 19 - August 3

All Aboard!  Steamin' With Sadie is back again as Steam Returns to the Naugy, July 19 through August 3 in Thomaston, CT.  Full steam ahead as Lehigh Valley Coal Company #126 returns for three exciting weekends on the Naugatuck Railroad!  Train times Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM! Sadie will be pulling our vintage train cars on hour-long trips along the scenic Naugatuck River with all trips boarding at historic 1881 Thomaston Station.  


Experience the exciting sights, smells and sounds of steam as you ride behind a fully restored 83 year old coal-fired steam locomotive, an 0-6-0, big sister to Hank the Tank/Flagg Coal #75 who visited us in 2010 through 2012.  Advance reservations recommended.  We'll have extra displays, story book readings, live music and activities for kids of all ages at the Station.  Adults and Seniors $20, Children (3-12) $15, Toddlers 2 and under are free. Purchase tickets online or call (860) 283-7245 anytime.  Hope to see you there!


Ride the Rutland #260 - August 2 and 3


For a unique ride back through time, join us for a very special one-hour ride aboard a 123 year-old wooden railcar, the 1891 Rutland #260. For two days only during Steamin’ With Sadie at 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM, on Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3, the Railroad Museum of New England is offering to 30 passengers only the opportunity for a ride in the 260 as part of Steamin’ With Sadie featuring 1931 coal-fired Lehigh Valley Coal Co. #126 for a special fare of $30 per Adult and $20 per Child (through age 12). Tickets for “Ride the Rutland #260” may be purchased online  or by calling (860)283-7245

 

This car, known as a “combine”, or a car that has space for both passenger seating and baggage, was donated to the RMNE by Vermont Rail System in 2013, and arrived in Thomaston, Connecticut in March 2014, after a two-day highway trip from its former home in Bellows Falls, Vermont. This car is the longest-in-service passenger car in North America, operating from 1891 to 2009, and now again in 2014 from its new home in Thomaston. The Rutland 260 is one of two surviving passenger train cars from the heyday of the Rutland Railroad, which ceased operation in 1961. The 60-foot long railcar had been used only for historical rail tours from 1963 to 2009 and was in storage since then.

The 260 was built in 1891 as a passenger car, and was retrofitted by the railroad in 1920 to be a "combine" where it then spent many years on "the Milk Train". The Rutland Railroad's primary cargo was milk, which was transported from the creameries of Vermont in large, refrigerated glass-lined railroad tank cars to Chatham, New York, then transferred to a New York Central train and transported to New York City. The 260 was usually the car at the end of the train and was the car in which the crew would ride, as well as any passengers who needed to travel early in the morning. The 260 is in extremely good condition for its age and the interior includes original 1920’s plaques and wood paneling on the walls.  It is a rare gem, a direct link to how New Englanders traveled 90 years ago.