MORRIS COUNTY — On September 10, experience a nostalgic journey through Morris and Essex Counties, featuring restored rail cars, historic exhibits, and exclusive premium passenger car options.
The Whippany Railway Museum invites families to a special Grandparents’ Day celebration, offering leisurely train rides and a chance to explore the rich railway history of New Jersey. The 45-minute excursion takes passengers through scenic routes, making it a memorable experience for all ages.
Grandparents, families, and railway enthusiasts, hosted by the all-volunteer, non-profit Whippany Railway Museum.
WHAT: A 10-mile round trip ride on restored rail cars and historic locomotives, including exclusive options like the Lackawanna Railroad Subscription Club Car No. 2454 and the Central Railroad of New Jersey club car ‘Jersey Coast.’
WHEN: Sunday, September 10, rain or shine, with train departures at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: 1 Railroad Plaza (intersection of Route 10 West & Whippany Road) Whippany.
WHY: The event serves as a fundraising effort to benefit the Whippany Railway Museum’s mission and preservation activities, offering a unique way to explore over 130 years of North American railway history.
HOW: Tickets range from $13.00 to $26.00, including admission to the Museum Building & grounds, and can be purchased through the Whippany Railway Museum website or by phone at (973) 887-8177.
The Whippany Railway Museum’s Grandparents’ Day train rides provide a delightful opportunity for families to bond, celebrate, and engage with the captivating history of railways in New Jersey, all while supporting a significant cultural heritage site.
Children will enjoy the experience of riding in one of the museum’s restored historic cabooses, emulating the daily travel and work life of railroaders for over a century.
Passengers can upgrade to premium passenger cars for a luxurious ride, including the award-winning Lackawanna Railroad Subscription Club Car, reminiscent of ‘The Millionaire’s Express,’ and the elegantly restored ‘Jersey Coast’ car, echoing the grandeur of the CNJ’s Blue Comet passenger train of the 1930s.
The Grandparents’ Day Train Rides at Whippany Railway Museum promise an unforgettable outing filled with nostalgia, elegance, and educational insights into New Jersey’s rich railroading heritage.
Proceeds from the event directly contribute to the museum’s ongoing preservation efforts, making it an enjoyable and meaningful way to spend quality time with family and support a local treasure.
Click here to book your tickets and explore a piece of New Jersey’s history.