Museum is open on Sundays 12-4 PM

Fathers Day 2024

Have you thought about what you are going to get Dad for Father’s Day?   Why not treat him to a vintage train ride experience onboard the Whippany Railway Museum’s “Father’s Day Express” train on June 16th !  

Dad is sure to enjoy time with his family while being whisked back to another era  – a day trip that will create memories for all !  Step back through the decades at the non-profit Whippany Railway Museum where we provide a 10-mile, 45-minute, round trip ride.  Onboard this limited-time event, you’ll travel the route of “The Whippanong Trail”.  The train rolls through Whippany, East Hanover, Livingston and Roseland in Morris and Essex Counties.  You’ll pass 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.

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This excursion offers 3 different seating classes to choose from:  

Passengers can board a caboose of their choice and experience how freight railroaders lived and worked onboard their cozy, little “home-away-from-home” waycars.  The kids love the cabooses !
For a slightly higher fare you can upgrade your excursion experience by choosing to ride in our 1927-era Central Railroad of New Jersey club car ‘Jersey Coast’, which is a beautifully  restored, wood-paneled conveyance that features all the amenities offered by the CNJ’s legendary Blue Comet passenger train of the 1930s that traveled between Jersey City and Atlantic City.  Painted in a two-tone blue, with a cream window band, this striking car reminds one of a comet streaking through space. 

For the ultimate experience, climb aboard the award-winning, Lackawanna Railroad Subscription Club Car No. 2454, which radiated elegance on a train once known as ‘The Millionaire’s Express’, that ran between Hoboken Terminal and Gladstone, NJ from 1912 to 1984.

Whichever car you choose to ride, it’s a fun, old-fashioned, relaxing way of spending a Sunday afternoon with the family.

 Sunday, June 16, 2024  Rain or Shine

TRAIN DEPARTURES: 1, 2, 3 & 4 pm

WHERE: 1 Railroad Plaza (intersection of Route 10 West & Whippany Road) in Whippany, NJ

TRAIN FARE: Ticket prices vary: $13. – $26.  (*NOTE: Train Fare includes admission to Museum Building & grounds)

For Tickets and More Info:

Phone: 973-887-8177

ABOUT THE MUSEUM:  Our excursion train rides are operated as a fundraising effort to benefit the Whippany Railway Museum, a 501 (c) 3  non-profit operating heritage railroad that is staffed by volunteers.  Donations from the public help to keep the Museum operational, but funds are still required to support this unique New Jersey treasure.  Proceeds from the train rides will further enhance the Museum’s mission and its historic preservation efforts.