Special 50th Anniversary Excursion Pricing
May 17th ONLY
TRAIN IS SOLD OUT
All are still welcome to come celebrate with us
50th Anniversary Excursions on the MORRIS COUNTY CENTRAL RAILROAD at the WHIPPANY RAILWAY MUSEUM , Sunday, May 17, 2015 !
Come join us on May 17th as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary ! For one day only we will be operating our excursion trains with the Morris County Central Railroad's (MCC) original 1965 prices. Passengers will receive a keepsake ticket, reproduced from original MCC 1965 tickets. The train ride is approximately 45-minutes in length from Whippany to Morristown and return. Back at Whippany be sure to visit the Museum building with Gift Shop and exhibits. Also this day, the 2015 Railway Hobby Show will be set up on the Great Lawn of the Whippany Station, where vendors will offer everything from railroad models, lanterns, photos, history books, etc.
While our 2015 excursions will be pulled by a historic / vintage diesel locomotive, former MCC steam locomotive No. 385 is proudly displayed at the Museum site. MCC steam locomotive No. 4039 is also owned by the Museum and is currently undergoing a complete restoration to full operation later in 2016.
The story of the Whippany Railway Museum began on May 9, 1965 when the Morris County Central Railroad first opened to the public in Whippany, NJ. Over the last 50 years countless dedicated people have given their time and talents to make our Heritage Railroad Museum a grand success. Celebrate a half-century with us !
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
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