120 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-778-8337.
The Danbury Railway Museum is pleased to host the 6th annual Danbury Railroad Day on Saturday, August 11. 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 10:30 to 2:30. Admission to the museum is $6.00 for adults; $5.00 for seniors; $4.00 ages
2-12; under 2, free. 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 the newly-painted Canadian National RR caboose
or a 1920's coach. The train will pass the old New Haven RR turntable, built circa 1914, where visitors see the turntable in action. As a special educational treat, periodically during the day demonstrations of coupling and uncoupling train cars will take place and an explanation of how the railroads used lanterns for signaling. 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 "Large Scale" garden railroad, 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. A recent restoration project — the old water tank pumphouse originally situated near the Danbury Fairground Mall — will be open for inspection. The Danbury Railway Museum is a non-profit organization, staffed solely by volunteers, and is dedicated to the preservation of, and education about, railroad history.