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Preserving New Jerseys Railway Heritage since 1965

The Easter Bunny Express

Departing from Whippany, NJ

On March 23rd, 24th, and 30th 2024

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

Order your tickets online

Fares:

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

Lackawanna #2454:Jersey Coast Club Car:Coach Seating:
Children (12 and Under): $25
Adults (Age 13+): $26
Children (12 and Under): $23
Adults (Age 13+): $24
Children (12 and Under): $14
Adults (Age 13+): $20

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.


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. 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.

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.

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

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.


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.

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

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 admission 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 tickets@whippanyrailwaymuseum.net or call our recorded voicemail box at (973) 887-8177. See you soon!