Preserving New Jerseys Railway Heritage since 1965

Excursion Train Rides

Departing on select Spring, Summer & Fall Days in 2024 from Whippany, NJ

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

Order Tickets Online up to 2 hours before departure time


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

Lackawanna #2454:Jersey Coast Club Car:Caboose Seating:
Children (12 and Under): $25
Adults (Age 13+): $26
Children (12 and Under): $23
Adults (Age 13+): $24
Children (12 and Under): $13
Adults (Age 13+): $18

Seating Options

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.

Says Phoebe Snow

About to go

Upon a trip that’s fun you know:

“These trains are clean

And shiny bright,

Upon the Road that does things right”

At the beginning of the Twentieth Century, a lovely young woman clad all in white, extolled the virtues of riding the clean trains of the Lackawanna Railroad. This fictional character, named ‘Phoebe Snow’ was renowned as much for her beauty, as well as for the advertising jingles that accompanied the adverts she appeared in.

Today, Phoebe invites you to step aboard the Whippany Railway Museum’s excursion trains and take a ride into the past. Our trains feature a unique collection of restored, vintage rail cars from historic railroads that once served New Jersey and the New York Metropolitan area.

Visit the Museum on select Sundays in May, June, July, September and October and climb aboard a caboose and experience an old-fashioned, relaxing way of spending a Sunday afternoon with the family. Children love swaying to the motion of the old cars while they listen to the “clickety-clack” sounds the wheels make as they clatter over the rail joints.

For a slightly higher fare you can upgrade your excursion experience by choosing to ride in our award-winning Lackawanna Railroad Subscription Club Car No. 2454, which radiated elegance on a train once known as ‘The Millionaire’s Express’.

Our Central Railroad of New Jersey club car ‘Jersey Coast’ is a beautiful conveyance that features all the amenities offered by the CNJ’s deluxe Blue Comet passenger train of the 1930s.

Feel like a millionaire when you travel in these two premium cars that are carefully restored relics from another era.

During the 45-minute ride, the train travels the route of the historic “Whippanong Trail” 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. The ride also features the thrill of crossing high above the Passaic River over a steel bridge.

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 equipment 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.

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