2014 Train Schedule

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Fares
  May-Sept October
Adults $14 $17
Seniors 62+ $12 $15
Children 3-12 $12 $15
Children 0-2 FREE FREE

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NOTE: Special event fares may apply. See each event for details.


Plan Your Ride

Board at Thomaston
All trains depart from Thomaston Station, located at 242 East Main Street in downtown Thomaston, Connecticut.

Schedules Subject to Change
Departure times are listed below. Schedules and equipment are subject to change without prior notice.

Ticket Sales
All ticket sales are first come, first served. We suggest that you purchase your tickets ahead of time or call 860-283-7245. Walk-up sales may also be available at Thomaston Station, subject to seasonal demand. We accept cash, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover.

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This service is proudly offered by the volunteers of the Railroad Museum of New England. Thank you for supporting our mission of historic preservation!


What a great way to enjoy the scenic beauty of Connecticut's Naugatuck River Valley!
The Naugatuck Railroad offers fun and exciting train rides each season from April through December. Use the calendar below to help plan your visit and purchase tickets. All aboard!

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Weekend Trains
Departures at 12PM and 2PM
Tuesday Trains
Departure at 10AM
Special Event
See event for departures

Special Events

From historic presentations to fun holiday celebrations, the Naugatuck Railroad hosts a variety of special events throughout the year. Our special train rides tend to sell out early, so reservations are suggested (Special fares and conditions may apply).

Plan ahead for Fall Foliage, Wine Tastings and Train Rides to the Pumpkin Patch!


Don't miss our October Fall Foliage Train Rides! Our Naugatuck Railroad operates every Saturday, Sunday at Noon and 2PM and Tuesday at 10AM in October as well as Columbus Weekend Monday at Noon and 2PM. All trains depart from our historic Thomaston Station. Ticket prices in October: Adults $17; Seniors (62+) $15 and Children (3-12) $15. Children 2 and under are free. Buy your tickets online or call (860) 283-7245 anytime. Reservations are recommended. Groups of 20 or more automatically save $1 per ticket.


Fun for the Whole Family -

Train Rides to the Pumpkin Patch - October 11 & 12, 18 & 19, and October 25 & 26. Take a ride to the Pumpkin Patch aboard the Naugatuck Railroad! For three weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays, October prices, each child gets to choose a pumpkin in the Naugy's own pumpkin patch. Then re-board the train for a fun and scenic ride back to Thomaston Station and a free cup of apple cider. Train rides last 80 minutes and depart at Noon and 2:00 PM from Thomaston Station.   

Join us for the next Haight-Brown Vinyard Express, October 11th and October 25th on our 2:00 PM train!  All departures from Thomaston station. Tickets on sale now, $75 per person including train ride, wine tasting and food plus a tour of the winery to finish your tastings and more delectable foods only a short 10 minute drive away. Reservations required.

Railroad Museum of New England joins together with Haight-Brown Vineyard to bring you an afternoon of fine wines, fine food and scenic New England countryside. Meet at Thomaston train station before boarding your 1920s era vintage railroad car, departure time is 2:00 PM. Enjoy a scenic New England train ride while enjoying a glass of wine and light appetizers from Haight-Brown Vineyard. Upon returning to the train station, ticket holders will return to their vehicles and travel 8 miles to Haight Brown Vineyard via scenic Route 254, a 10 minute trip. Upon arrival at the vineyard, you will continue your wine tasting, paired with generous small plate delights! This special excursion is hosted by staff from the Vineyard and by the volunteers of the Railroad Museum of New England.
Buy your tickets online now, $75 per person, or call (860) 283-7245 to purchase from our agent. Pick up tickets at Thomaston Station's WILL CALL window on the day of the event. All tickets are non-refundable/non-exchangeable.


Tickets on Sale Now - Come Join Santa and his Elves on the Naugatuck Railroad

Come ride our evening NORTHERN LIGHTS LIMITED and daytime SANTA EXPRESS trains from historic Thomaston station located in Thomaston, CT. Santa loves to ride our Holiday Season trains and will spend time with each family during the ride. No waiting in long lines for our passengers, Santa comes to You!

NORTHERN LIGHTS LIMITED TO SANTA'S TRAIN WORKSHOP is our evening Festival of Lights both inside and outside the train as we invite children of all ages on a journey to Santa's Train Workshop where Santa will board and greet everyone during the hour and a quarter trip with a gift for each child. Mrs. Claus and our elves all join in on the fun along your journey. What a great way to celebrate the holiday spirit this December in Connecticut! Northern Lights tickets are just $25 per person, children 2 and under are free! Groups with 20 or more automatically receive a discount of $1 off per ticket when purchasing online or by phone.

Or take a ride aboard the daytime SANTA EXPRESS with Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and Santa's friendly elves along the scenic Naugatuck River, in our warm and comfortable 1920s vintage coaches. Santa and Mrs. Claus visit with each child on board the Santa Express. Santa Express tickets are just $17 Adults, $15 Seniors and $15 Children. Children 2 and under are free!

All our trains feature vintage passenger coaches with warm and comfy seating and free parking. At the conclusion of your train ride, visit our gift shop inside the decorated, historic 1881 Thomaston Station with time to enjoy the operating Christmas train layout and caroling with our elves. Our gift shop has a large selection of railroad books and memorabilia to choose from as well as plenty of children's gifts, books and toys! 


Our Holiday Schedule:
Northern Lights Limited:
  • Saturday, November 29 at 5 and 7 PM
  • Sunday, November 30 at 5 PM 
  • Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, December 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 at 5 and 7 PM
Santa Express:
  •   Sunday, November 30 at 2 PM  
  •   Saturdays and Sundays, December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 at 2 PM