242 East Main Street,, Thomaston, CT 06787. Phone: 860-283-Rail or 860-482-3240.
The Naugatuck Railroad will start running trains for 2016 season on the day before Easter, Saturday, March 26th, from Thomaston Station along the restored Naugatuck River to Waterville, up into the beautiful Litchfield Hills to the Thomaston dam, and back to the station. The excursion is 17 miles and lasts about an hour and a quarter. According to Brent Bette, President of the Museum, “We can all say good-bye to Old Man Winter by celebrating the beginning of spring and Easter with our Bunny on the scenic Naugatuck Railroad! Every child will be greeted by the Bunny after the train leaves the station. The Bunny even welcomes selfies with all the kids and their families.” “The Naugatuck Railroad offers one of the few opportunities for individuals, friends, and families to take a ride into our past,” Bette continued. “Passengers collect their tickets in the 1881 classical late 19th century train station before boarding our 1920 antique coaches. We offer a great opportunity to enjoy our heritage close up.” Three train rides are scheduled on March 26th at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Fares for children 2 years old and younger are free, children from 3 to 12 are $16, adults are $18, and seniors 62 and older are $16. Tickets can be purchased online at www.rmne.org or phone 860-283-7245 anytime (24/7). All tickets are nonrefundable and non-exchangeable. Trains depart from Thomaston Station.