120 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-778-8337.
8th Annual Danbury Railway Day – Free Train Rides--The Danbury Railway Museum is pleased to host the 8th annual Danbury
Railroad Day on Saturday, August 2. A day full of educational activities and FREE train rides for the whole family is planned. The fun will begin at 10am and end at 4:00 PM, with train rides hourly from 10:25 to 2:25. Admission to the museum is $7.00 for ages 3 and up. The museum will be operating the Railyard Local — a short FREE trip being pulled by the GE 44-Ton switch engine, built in 1947, with locomotive cab rides available. Ride in vintage caboose or a 1920's coach. The train will stop at the old New Haven RR turntable, built circa 1914, where visitors can detrain and take a ride on the only power-operated turntable in Connecticut. Leaving the turntable, take a tour of the "Tonawanda Valley," a 20th Century Limited observation car — a restoration in
progress. This car recently took part in the "Parade of Trains" display for the Grand Central Terminal centennial celebration. As a special visual treat, periodically during the day a vintage freight train will be running. At 11:25 and 1:25, visitors can ride in a special caboose train. In the Danbury museum building, visitors can explore railroad history exhibits, operating electric train layouts, static model displays of the station and railyard, many one-of-a-kind artifacts of railroading history, a wonderful gift shop, and many other items of interest. Outside in the historic railyard, guests will find walk-through exhibits, an operating New
Haven RR forge— with a blacksmith on duty! — and a vast assortment of train cars and locomotives, many that ran in Danbury during its railroading heyday.