This video of the Essex Steam Train and Riverboat, Essex, Conn. was created for the 40th anniversary operating season.

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Despite less than satisfactory weather at the start, the trip was a big success and everyone enjoyed the train and boat rides.

Join us for a joint ERA/NYRRE trip to kick off the summer season. The destination, on our chartered coach, is the only steam train and riverboat connection in the U.S. at the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat (Valley Railroad) in Essex, Conn. The steam locomotive pulls vintage coaches through the picturesque countryside to a track-side connection with the riverboat on the Connecticut River. Our cruise takes us into what the Nature Conservancy organization has designated “one of the last great places on Earth.”

Before that we will enjoy lunch at Oliver’s Restaurant & Taverne in Essex. Entrees include flat iron steak, Vermont cheddar chicken, baked salmon, or eggplant parmesan. All selections are served with Caesar’s salad and appropriate tea, coffee and dessert. Alcoholic drinks are on your own.


Those attending will have to meet us at in front of the New York Times building on 8th Avenue between 40th and 41st Streets (across from Port Authority) no later than 8:30 am; there will be a second pickup at the Pelham Bay Park station of the 6 Train in the Bronx at the Q50 bus stop at 9:00 AM We will make the same stops in reverse order when we return between 7 and 8 PM.

Ticket Price: $99 Per Person

The ticket price is only $99 for this trip. The fare includes round-trip chartered motorcoach transportation, the Oliver’s Restaurant luncheon, and Valley Railroad ticket. Please write your email address legibly on the order form (PDF download below) so we can notify you if there are any changes in the arrangements detailed above. This trip operates rain or shine. Payment with reservation is due by May 17. No refund will be issued if you cancel less than two days before the trip.

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