sidebar-headExcursion Train Ride Schedule

Sunday, Sept, 18

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1:00PM, 2:00PM, 3:00PM, 4:00PM

All trains run rain, snow or shine!

Fares

Infants On Laps, One-year of age and under : FREE

Lackawanna #2454:
Children (12 and Under): $23
Adults (Age 13+): $24

Jersey Coast Club Car:
Children (12 and Under): $20
Adults (Age 13+): $21

Caboose Seating:
Children (12 and Under): $12
Adults (Age 13+): $17

Ticket price includes admission to the Museum grounds, Museum building which houses historical railroad, steam ship memorabilia displays, operating model trains, gift shop and the outdoor operating large scale model trains.

Seating Options

Click to BUY TICKETS ONLINE

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Excursion Train Rides at the Whippany Railway Museum
Come Along and Ride This Train...
Departing on Spring & Fall Days in 2022 from Whippany, NJ


Passangers Boarding the Excursion Train

Order Tickets Online
up to 2 hours before departure time

Tickets purchased on site are CASH ONLY


Climb aboard the Whippany Railway Museum's Excursion Trains and take a ride into the past! Visit the Museum on select Sundays in May, June, September and October and enjoy an afternoon of relaxing family fun.



Caboose leaves Whippany Station Our Trains feature a unique collection of restored, Vintage Cabooses from Historic Rail Lines that once served New Jersey and the Metropolitan area.
Passengers can climb aboard the Caboose of their choice and experience an old-fashioned, pleasant way of spending a Sunday afternoon with the Family. While swaying to the motion of the old cars you can listen to the nostalgic “clickety-clack” sounds the wheels make as they clatter over the rail joints. The 45-minute round trip allows visitors to view the train and countryside as only Railroaders did for over 100 years. Passangers Boarding the Excursion Train
Passing Fields The 10-mile round trip Train Ride is part of the Museum's Operating Heritage Railroad Excursions and travels the Route of the Historic Whippanong Trail through Whippany, East Hanover, Livingston and Roseland in Morris and Essex Counties. The train passes through the remnants of pre-historic Glacial Lake Passaic, a natural swamp which supports abundant wildlife, such as deer, turtles, wild turkeys, hawks and rabbits.
The ride also features the thrill of crossing high above the Passaic River over a historic bridge. Crossing the High Tressel Bridge
Passangers Boarding the Jersey Coast

This beautiful car features all the amenities offered by the CNJ's deluxe Blue Comet passenger train of the 1930's.

For a slightly higher fare, you can upgrade your excursion experience by choosing to ride in our elegantly-restored 1927-era Central Railroad of New Jersey club car, 'Jersey Coast'.

Jersey Coast

The Jersey Coast

Inside it has the look and feel of a private club, with details like individual leather chairs, mahogany interior accented with stained glass, built-in tables and old time ceiling fans.

Feel like a millionaire for 45 minutes while traveling in this carefully restorted relic from another age.

Each end every passanger is greated with a smile


ORDER ONLINE up to 2 hours before departure time. No refunds on prepaid tickets

Any remaining Excursion Train Ride tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at the Museum each operating day. Walkup tickets go on sale each operating day at 12 Noon.

Our Excursion Train Rides are part of a fundraising effort to benefit the Museum, a non-profit organization comprised of New Jersey-related rail and transportation equipement and artifacts, staffed by volunteers. Donations from the public help to keep the Museum operational, but funds are still needed to support this unique New Jersey treasure. Proceeds from the excursions further enhance the Museum's Mission and its Historic Preservation efforts.

For more information, E-mail us at
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or call us at (973) 887-8177

 

 

The Easter Bunny Express departs the Whippany station on:

Sunday, April 3

Saturday, April 9

Sunday, April 10

Saturday, April 16

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1:00PM, 2:00PM, 3:00PM, 4:00PM

All trains run rain, snow or shine!

Fares

Infants On Laps, One-year of age and under : FREE

Lackawanna #2454:
Children (12 and Under): $24
Adults (Age 13+): $25

Jersey Coast Club Car:
Children (12 and Under): $21
Adults (Age 13+): $22

Coach Seating:
Children (12 and Under): $13
Adults (Age 13+): $18

Ticket price includes admission to the Museum grounds, Museum building which houses historical railroad, steam ship memorabilia displays, operating model trains, gift shop and the outdoor operating large scale model trains.

Seating Options

Click to BUY TICKETS ONLINE

Tickets Can be Purchased ONLINE up to one hour prior to departure

 

Welcome to the
Easter Bunny Express
2022

Departing from Whippany, NJ

Order your tickets online

Celebrate the return of Spring with a fun themed train ride through northern New Jersey! The Easter Bunny and train crew will be on board greeting everyone during the 45-minute round-trip ride along the historic Whippanong Trail.

Your train ride departs from and returns to the Whippany Railway Museum site in Morris County, NJ. You'll enjoy the comfort of heated passenger coaches as the Train Crew hand out holiday treats for the kids. You are welcome to bring your camera to take photos enroute, but be aware that the Easter Bunny has to visit many children and can't stay long with each person.

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The 10-mile round trip excursion is a thrill for the children as they enjoy what for many, will be their very first train ride. The Whippany Railway Museum's Easter train is the original excursion of its type in the North Jersey area...since 1992 ! Passengers can combine the thrill of riding our Springtime Streamliner along with touring the Museum site, with its outstanding collection of Historic Railroad Locomotives, Rolling Stock, Operating Model Train Layouts and Vintage Farm Tractors.

These rides usually sell out early, so advance internet ticket reservations are strongly recommended!

In addition to the regular coaches that make up the train, make your day Extra Special by purchasing limited tickets for a nostalgic Easter ride onboard our elegantly-restored 1927-era Central Railroad of New Jersey club car, 'Jersey Coast'. The car has the look and feel of a private club with individual leather chairs, mahogany interior accented with stained glass, built-in tables and period ceiling fans.

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The 'Jersey Coast' recalls the 1930's when the CNJ operated its deluxe coach train, the Blue Comet between Jersey City and Atlantic City, NJ. The striking paint scheme of cream and blue reminds one of a comet streaking through space.

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Feel like a millionaire for 45 minutes while traveling in this carefully restored relic from another age.

Jersey Coast

INTERNET SALES! Order your tickets online with a credit card up to two hours prior to departure. Tickets tend to sell out quickly. Any unsold tickets will be available for purchase on the day of the rides at the onsite ticket office. Cash only - No credit cards on day of ride.

Advance tickets are ONLY available through the Museum's Internet ordering process and not at any other location or mail-order/web site. No refunds on prepaid tickets

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Any remaining tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis on each operating day. Ride, schedule, equipment and ticket availability subject to change without notice. The excursion train consists of a Historic Diesel Locomotive and enclosed coaches (heated, with padded seats).

The Museum building will be open from 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM each day of operation. The admision is included in your ride day ticket.  Should you not want to participate in the ride event, a Museum ONLY admission of $1.00 for children and $2.00 for adults (payable at the door) supports the continued maintenance and restoration of the historic Museum building, grounds, and exhibit collection. A Gift Shop is located within the Museum. Food service is also available at the Snack Depot nearby

The Easter Bunny Express is a fundraising effort to benefit the Whippany Railway Museum, a 501 ( c ) 3 non-profit organization Operating Heritage Railroad staffed by volunteers. Donations from the public help to keep the Museum operational, but funds are still needed to support this unique New Jersey treasure. Proceeds from the train rides will further enhance the Museum's Mission and its Historic Preservation efforts.

For more information, visit our online ticket sales website, e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our recorded voicemail box at (973) 887-8177. See you soon!

Museum Events

Museum Building


You and your family can enjoy these trips and events at the Whippany Railway Museum. All rides depart from and return to the Whippany Railway Museum site in Morris County, New Jersey:

 


easter2k6a Popular Museum traditions include the annual Easter Bunny Express,and Caboose Excursion Train Ride trains. These trips afford an opportunity for families to experience the thrill and excitement of riding a shortline passenger train, including a classic red wooden caboose, while the Easter Bunny visit the children. These trips give today's generation a chance to experience the glory of railroading, something that we cannot afford to lose to the past.
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Whippany Railway Museum
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