The Easter Bunny Express departs the Whippany station on:

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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

Jersey Coast Club Car:
Children (Under 12): $15
Adults (Age 12+): $20

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

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

 

Welcome to the
27th Annual Easter Bunny Express
2019

Departing from Whippany, NJ

NOTE: 2019 Tickets will be available online
mid January 2019

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.

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INTERNET SALES! Click to buy tickets online using a credit card, up to 2 hours before departure on the day of the 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!

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

All trains run rain or shine!

Fares

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

Jersey Coast Club Car:
Children (Under 12): $14
Adults (Age 12+): $19

Caboose Seating:
Children (Under 12): $11
Adults (Age 12+): $16

Seating Options

Click to BUY TICKETS ONLINE

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.

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Excursion Train Rides at the Whippany Railway Museum
Come Along and Ride This Train...
Departing on Spring & Fall Days in 2019 from Whippany, NJ


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NOTE: 2019 Tickets will be available online
mid January 2019

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'.

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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

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
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or call us at (973) 887-8177

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The Pumpkin Festival is being held at the Whippany Railway Museum on

Special "Pumpkinliner" caboose trains make frequent departures from the Museum site throughout the day. Trains depart at

12:30, 1:15, 2:00, 2:45, 3:30, 4:15, and 5:00PM.

All trains run, rain or shine!

Fares

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

Jersey Coast Club Car:
Children (Under 12): $14
Adults (Age 12+): $19

Caboose Seating:
Children (Under 12): $11
Adults (Age 12+): $16

Seating Options

Click to BUY TICKETS ONLINE

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.

 

19th Annual Pumpkin Festival

Train Rides and Halloween Crafts/Vendor Fair

NOTE: 2019 Tickets will be available online
Mid January 2019

RAIN OR SHINE - THERE IS NO RAIN DATE
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Celebrate the Fall Harvest and the Season of the Witch at the WHIPPANY RAILWAY MUSEUM with train rides and a Halloween crafts/vendor fair from 12:30 to 5:00 PM, Rain or Shine.

Buy your Pumpkin Festival train tickets online.
Tickets purchased on site are CASH ONLY

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.

ONLINE TICKET ORDERING is available for this event up to 2 hours before departure! Any remaining train ride tickets will be sold throughout the day on a first-come, first-served basis, CASH ONLY, at the Museum ticket office on the day of the event. No refunds on prepaid tickets

Walk among the Pumpkins, Corn Shocks, and Grinning Scarecrows as you enjoy the wares of local CRAFTS MERCHANTS and RAILROAD MEMORABILIA dealers at our popular PUMPKIN MARKETPLACE CRAFTS FAIR! Apples at craft and vendor fair
pumpkfest5 You'll also see a unique collection of antique Farm Tractors. The Museum has assembled a fine assortment of vintage, American-built gas-powered agricultural tractors, which help to tell the story of how the Railroads delivered the crops that fed a Nation, to market.
You and the Kids can pose for Pictures in front of our very own Haunted House. You will all enjoy the festive fall decorations around the museum grounds.
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Take a relaxing, nostalgic 30-minute trip into the past onboard the "Pumpkinliner". The enjoyable excursion follows the route of the Historic "Whippanong Trail", and will feature ANTIQUE CABOOSES you can ride in. Trains depart at 12:30, 1:15, 2:00, 2:45, 3:30, 4:15, and 5:00 buy advance tickets online.

You can also 'ride-in-style' aboard our elegantly-restored 1927-era Central Railroad of New Jersey club car, 'Jersey Coast'. Jersey Coast Boarding
jc thmb pf Feel like a millionaire while traveling in this carefully restored relic from another age. Inside you'll find that 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 period ceiling fans. The 'Jersey Coast' recalls the 30'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.
On the day of the festival, the Museum will be open from 12 Noon to 5 PM. Admission is included in your Ticket Purchase and goes to the continued maintenance and restoration of the Museum building, grounds, and exhibit collection.

A Gift Shop is located within the Museum building. Snacks and hot and cold drinks are available at the Snack Depot near the parking lot.
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Photo of girl with pumpkins at vendor fair PUMPKIN FESTIVAL is staffed by Whippany Railway Museum volunteers. Proceeds from this event go right back into our restoration projects. We appreciate your continued support of our Historic Preservation efforts.

SPECIAL NOTE: If you are a vendor of Autumn and Halloween crafts or Harvest Pumpkins,Corn, Gourds and the like, or a dealer of Railroad Memorabilia... we'd like you to participate!
This is an OUTDOOR event...
$25.00 allows you a 10'x10' working space under the shade trees of the Great Lawn of the Whippany Station. This picturesque site provides a beautiful and inviting location for a Fall Crafts Show. (NOTE: NO VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE LAWN). This event will be held RAIN or SHINE.
Photo of vendor stands at crafts fair

Vendors will be admitted at 9 AM and permitted to erect SMALL, individual tents/cabanas to protect themselves and their wares from sun or inclement weather. Vendors are responsible for bringing and setting up their own tables and chairs. For further information and details, or to reserve your space, contact the Whippany Railway Museum at P.O. Box 16, Whippany, NJ 07981-0016 or by phone at (973) 887-8177. Alternately, you may view and print the application form by clicking here(2018 version, in Adobe PDF format).

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

Museum Events

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You and your family can enjoy these trips and events in 2018. 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, Caboose Excursion Train Ride, and Pumpkin Festival excursion 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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