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23rd Annual
Santa Claus Special

Tickets are Available

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Trains depart rain or shine from the Whippany Railway Museum grounds in Morris County, New Jersey. The ticket office opens at noon on the day of the event, but it is highly recommended that you purchase your tickets ONLINE in advance. Trains Depart at 1pm , 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm on each day.

The 10-mile, 45-minute round trip excursion from Whippany to Roseland and return allows riders time to enjoy the Spirit of the Season and the merriment on the train.

During each excursion, Santa makes his way through the train and visits with every child onboard. Santa's helpers follow along, giving the kids a special gift from Santa. Be sure to bring your camera and take pictures of the kids with Santa, so they can always remember their day onboard the train!

All of our past trips over the last 22 years have been virtual sell-outs.

 Guarantee Your Seats by ordering Online -- Today!!


 

Whippany Railway Museum
Acquires 1912-era DL&W MU Club Car

 DL&W Club Car

It is with much excitement that we announce to all that the Whippany Railway Museum (WRyM) has acquired former Delaware Lackawanna & Western (DL&W) MU Club Car No. 2454 (ex-Erie Lackawanna / NJ Transit No. 3454). The acquisition was arranged with the cooperation and donation of the car to WRyM by the United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey (URHS). Through the efforts of long-time WRyM supporter Frank Reilly, a very substantial grant has been gifted to the Museum which is being directed towards the complete restoration-to-operation of this historically significant railcar that comes to us with an abundance of NJ transportation history.

The DL&W club cars dated from 1912, and operated in steam locomotive-hauled service before being rebuilt for New Jersey suburban electric MU (Multiple Unit) service in 1930.


 

MCC Cabin Car Arrives Back at Whippany

Home at Last

Nearly 40 years after it last left Whippany when the Morris County Central RR moved to Newfoundland in December 1973... The MCC's iconic 1923 ex-Pennsylvania Railroad N6b Cabin Car (PRR terminology for "caboose") returned to Whippany. She now sits in a place of honor on a specially constructed panel track at the entrance it to museum grounds. She will be lovingly restored by the museum members and take her place with the rest of the historical equipment we have in our collection. Click here to learn more about this fine car.


 

 

"Old” Penn Station

Pen Station Model

A new exhibit is now on display at the Whippany Railway Museum to commemorate New York City's “Old” Penn Station. Photographs of the station, vintage post cards, locomotive models and Pennsylvania Railroad memorabilia are included in the exhibit as well as a huge, highly detailed model of the iconic building.

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"Remembering The Civil War"


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Commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War by viewing a new exhibit at the Whippany Railway Museum. The display takes a look at the war through artifacts, documents, period photos, proclamations and more to let visitors view pieces of a conflict that still touches our lives, 150 years later.

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VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE RAILWAY

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For 65 years a railroad that at one time measured but 16 miles in length, made its way through the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Nelson County in central Virginia. On this railroad during the 1950's and early-1960's ran five, well-maintained coal-burning steam locomotives that incredibly, escaped the scrapper's torch by what can only be described as sheer luck. Today, two of the steam locomotives of the fabled Virginia Blue Ridge Railway (VBR) survive at the Whippany Railway Museum in Northern New Jersey, while a third one is preserved in South Jersey. Read our history of this unique Old Dominion shortline railroad.


 

Buy-A-Bolt Fundraiser

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We are asking for your help to reach our goal of raising $100,000 to cover the cost of the fire box stay bolts. Like all steam engines, the fire box is held in it's boiler by over 900 stay bolts. These bolts cost approximately $35 each or $100 each installed.

Please click on the Buy a Bolt link for more information as well as how to make a donation.


 

Railway Museum Opened
Select Weekends

Whippay Railway Museum in Winter

The Whippany Railway Museum is Opened Noon to 4pm. during our Santa Claus Special Excursion November 30, December 6, 7, 13 & 14. Come see the railroad history of New Jersey.