120 White St., Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-778-8337.
On Saturday, August 15, the Danbury Railway Museum will honor all First Responders, and their families, with free Railyard Local train rides. A "first responder" ID is required. The museum at 120 White Street is open from 10am to 5pm with train rides every hour from 10:30 to 3:30. The "Railyard Local" a short train ride in a 1920's passenger coach or a vintage caboose pulled by a vintage, first-generation diesel-electric locomotive will take visitors through the historic rail yard and past over 60 vintage railroad cars and locomotives, including a Boston & Maine steam locomotive built in 1907. Riders will have an opportunity to "go for a spin" on the operating turntable. The fascinating exhibits inside the restored 1903 Danbury station will be open, along with a fully-stocked gift shop. The model train layouts inside will also be operating. Outside in the historic railyard, guests will find walk-through exhibits, a New Haven RR Cedar Hill forge, and a vast assortment of train cars and locomotives, many that ran in Danbury during its railroading heyday.