TOUCH-A-TRUCK 2 & TRAIN RIDE
Whippany Railway Museum
1 Railroad Plaza
DATE / TIME
Sep 08, 2019 - Sep 08, 2019
12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Train Ride Fare: Adult: $16.; Child (under 12)
Come to the Whippany Railway Museum on Sunday, September 8th for our "Touch-A-Truck 2 & Train Ride" event. This family event offers children of all ages a hands-on opportunity to explore working trucks of all types, as well as meeting the people who build, protect and serve the local community.
See a collection of vehicles - fire trucks, transport vehicles, construction vehicles and public health and safety trucks - that will be positioned on the Museum grounds. Attendees can climb into the cabs, honk the horns, examine the equipment, flash the lights and creatively explore the trucks with guidance from the respective professionals who will explain the equipment and discuss the work each vehicle performs.
Enter the cab of 120-ton, 112-year old steam locomotive No. 385, where you can settle into the locomotive engineer's seat, take hold of the whistle cord, ring the bell, and imagine what it was like to be in total command of a powerful, fire-breathing iron horse.
Climb aboard our mid-1900's excursion train as it makes a 10-mile, 45-minute round trip along the historic "Whippanong Trail". Each train ticket holder will receive a special commemorative keepsake of the day.
Our trains feature a unique collection of restored vintage cabooses from historic rail lines that once served New Jersey and the Metropolitan area. The excursion 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 experience 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.