ALL ABOARD ! On FATHER'S DAY, SUNDAY, JUNE 16th, spend the day with Dad at the Whippany Railway Museum where you can climb aboard our mid-1900's excursion train and enjoy an old-fashioned, pleasant Sunday afternoon with family and friends.
Our trains feature a unique collection of restored vintage cabooses from historic rail lines that once served New Jersey and the Metropolitan area. The 10-mile, 45-minute round trip excursion from Whippany to Roseland and return is a thrill for the children as they enjoy what for many, will be their very first train ride...and they can also learn about and experience the history of New Jersey's rich railroad and transportation heritage. Passengers can combine the thrill of riding the train along with touring the Museum site, featuring its outstanding collection of historic railroad locomotives, rolling stock, operating model train layouts and vintage farm tractors.
The 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 excitement of crossing high above the Passaic River over a steel bridge.
In addition to the antique cabooses that make up the train, visitors can upgrade their excursion experience by choosing to ride in our elegantly-restored 1927-era Central Railroad of New Jersey (CNJ) '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. It is the only car of its type operating in New Jersey.