Toys for Tots Collection Train

On Monday, November 23, 2020, and Saturday, November 28, 2020, from 12 pm to 4 pm the Railroad Museum of New England (RMNE) will be hosting a Toys for Tots Collection train event in conjunction with the U.S. Marine Corps Reservists. Members of RMNE are requesting the community to drop off unwrapped gift donations so they can “stuff” a train car. Curbside dropoff is available! 

The train will be making four stops in Torrington, East Litchfield, Thomaston, and Waterville. Here is the schedule for the train:

  • Torrington (Church Street and Railroad, opposite from the Christmas Village)
    from 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm 
  • East Litchfield (East Litchfield Road south of Johnson Road, Exit 42 Route 8)
    from 1:10 pm to 1:30 pm
  • Thomaston (Railroad Museum of New England station, 242 East Main Street, Thomaston, CT) from 2 pm to 2:45 pm 
  • Fascia’s Chocolates (44 Chase River Road, Waterville, CT) from 3:15 pm to 4 pm 

Fascia’s Chocolates is already collecting toys, but if you can, wait for the train. As a sweet thank you for donating to the cause, Fascia’s Chocolates is offering 10% off coupons to everyone who donates! There will even be a special appearance from Santa and Mrs. Claus for a socially distant meet and greet.