They saved the best for last! Take a look at the caboose. Once at the end of every freight train, it's now just a distant memory. The caboose was where the conductor watched and managed the train
On six summer weekends from May to September, you and your family can ride in a real railroad caboose for a 45-minute round trip. Trains will be departing from the Whippany Railway Museum in Morris County, NJ. You can get guaranteed tickets today when you order them online. Thanks for supporting the all-volunteer, non-profit Whippany Railway Museum!
The car has the look and feel of a private club. Individual leather chairs, completely restored mahogany interior, stained glass and old time ceiling fans. Built for the Central RR of NJ in 1927, the outside is painted in the blue and cream colors of famous New York-Atlantic City "Blue Comet" express. The Jersey Coast is available on ALL our Excursion Trains, and for a small fee you can take a ride back in time. Come remember what it was like when it wasn't about the destination, but about how you got there
You can purchase your tickets online. Just select "CLUB CAR" during checkout
"Old” Penn Station
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Museum is Open
April through October, Noon until 4 PM.
Admission to the Museum site, including Museum Building, Grounds and Rolling Stock Collection is: ADULTS - $1.00, CHILDREN under 12 - 50 cents. Admission fees support our Historic Preservation efforts, as well as building, grounds and artifact maintenance.
You can enjoy an operating O-gauge model railroad layout, railroad artifacts, a gift shop, and outdoor railroad equipment
Upcoming Events for 2013
You and your family can enjoy these trips and events in 2013. All rides depart from and return to the Whippany Railway Museum site in Morris County, New Jersey:
Since 1965 the Whippany Railway Museum is dedicated to Preserving the Heritage and History of the Railroads of New Jersey through the Restoration, Preservation, Interpretation and Operation of Historic Railroad Equipment and Artifacts from New Jersey and the immediate vicinity
The Whippany Railway Museum is a member of the Tourist Railway Association, Inc.; the Association of Railway Museums; and the United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey. Please read our disclaimer You are visitor number to this site. Counter graciously provided by WebCounter