Pumpkin Festival 2015
Train Rides and Halloween Crafts/Vendor Fair
Sunday, October 4, 2015
12:30 - 5:30 PM
RAIN OR SHINE - THERE IS NO RAIN DATE
Whippany Railway Museum
On Sunday, October 4, From 12:30pm to 5:30pm, you and your family can enjoy an afternoon amid the Color and Spirit of Fall in the Whippanong Valley of Morris County, New Jersey.
Autumn is a Season of Family Fun, and the Pumpkin, the reassuring signal of seasonal passage, never fails to bring forth the image of cool nights, bright harvest moons, crackling fires, and the warmth of family and friends. And when pumpkins appear, they take on a playful appearance, alerting everyone that the special magic of HALLOWEEN, with its goblins, ghouls, and witches lies just around the corner.
Halloween at the Whippany Railway Museum. These images are from our Fall Pumpkin Festivals over the Years. The Members & Volunteers would like to wish you
A HAPPY & SAFE HALLOWEEN
Celebrating 50 Years
During the 2015 season we will be celebrating 50 years of museum history. Join us throughout the year for special events, and celebrations. Follow our web site or our Facebook page to know whats happening and to join in on the fun
We have added a short History of the MCC, as well as a Photo History Page and a page Celebrating The People that have been with us through the years. Enjoy as we look back over the past 50 years and look forward to the future.
If you would like to read the FULL story, then CLICK HERE
Take The Pennsy To The Fair !
“Your Steel Thruway to the Fair Gateway”
The 1964 – 1965 New York World's Fair took place 50 years ago, and for 2015, the Whippany Railway Museum has put together a unique display that will bring back happy memories for anyone lucky enough to have visited that fantasy land in Flushing Meadows, Queens a half-century ago.
Click Here to read more
Whippany Railway Museum
Acquires 1912-era DL&W MU 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.
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 to the 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.
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