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Valley Railroad Co

1 Railroad Ave, Essex, CT 06426-1516
+1 860-767-0103
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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1 Railroad Ave, Essex, CT 06426-1516
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was awesome. Got to go on a nice trip on the railroad , seeing sites and it took us to a river boat that we went on from there fro even more views. We didnt eat here . But the train was amazing.

Thank Dibird50
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Every December the Valley Railroad Co, Runs the Santa Train, Its a 90 minute trip to the North Pole and back. We tried the first class ride. You sit in lounge type seats with a center aisle That is paraded by an entertaining elf that...More

Thank Noslomot
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped at. the scenic. train rides to enjoy a relaxing trip along the railroad's lines to see the beautiful foliage that appeared along the way. The Naugy Scenic Train was a very enjoyable trip going back in time on the old trains. All had...More

Thank poppy843
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Terrific adventure. See the Connecticut Valley by boat and by rail. Nice views of River, mountains, forests. Nicely narrated with interesting history of area.

Thank Rita S
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Took my 2 grandsons on the north pole express. It was beautiful. Santa was there and Mrs claus. We had a wonderful elf singing with the kids. They gave out hot choc and warm cookies.We sang songs and took pictures with santa and mrs. The...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 3 November 2015

We went on the steam train and riverboat excursion on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. The steam train was great, authentic down to the interpreters dressed as period notables. We were in the parlor car so we were treated to snacks and a cash bar. The...More

Thank Fred S
Reviewed 29 October 2015

We took the steam train and riverboat tour during fall folliage season. The trees just light up in the crisp fall air as the sun shines down. For a treat we booked the front parlor car with swivel seats and beverage service. Also a great...More

Thank Tworivertravelers
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Been working right by this attraction for a few years and people seem to love it. I've taken the train twice and both times it was filled with happy children and it was a throwback to another time. Bit dusty of course but if you...More

Thank PhilipConnecticut
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We are steam train people. My husband & I met while working as engineer, firemen, conductors on a tourist steam train ride. We have been to the Valley RR many times before and have had a good time. The site is scenic, the train runs...More

Thank NoahsGMa
Reviewed 16 February 2015

the had a conservitist on board and pointed out eagles, osprey Hawks egrets and ponds ,rivers along the way very nice ! staff on board very friendly and proffesional . loooking forward to my next visit!

Thank jennilynn574
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  • Address: 1 Railroad Ave, Essex, CT 06426-1516
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 860-767-0103
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