Please join us in welcoming the Erie Lackawanna Caboose Number C-177 to our growing collection of vintage cabooses. The C170 series cabooses were built in March 1946 from “kits” at Dunmore Shops. In late-1985 Conrail retired the former Erie C177 and donated the car to the Jersey Central Railway Historical Society Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, whose members initially restored the caboose to its 1950's appearance. In the fall of 2016, the Jersey Central Chapter donated the caboose to the Whippany Railway Museum. The Museum will start the process of restoration and refurbishment and add this fine example to railroading history to future excursions.
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April 8, 9, & 15
Celebrate the return of Spring with a fun themed train ride through northern New Jersey! The Easter Bunny and helpers will be on board greeting everyone during the 45-minute round-trip ride along the Morristown & Erie Railway's 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 Easter Bunny makes his way through to visit with you and your child.
These rides usually sell out early, so advance Internet Ticket reservations are strongly recommended!
On Five Spring and Fall days, 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!
Closed for the Winter
The Museum is currently closed for the Winter. We will be reopening at the start of our Easter Bunny Express train rides in the early spring. Online tickets for the new season will be available in Mid January
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.