Ride the pumpkin train

We are back! And it’s fall harvest season, so what better way to celebrate and welcome in cooler weather than with a short vintage train ride to Pumpkin Patch at the Danbury Railway Museum. This popular annual family event will take place over four weekends, October 2-3, 9-10, 16-17 and 23-24 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the museum, with trains departing every hour from half an hour. -hour after opening each day; last train at 3.30 p.m. Admission is $ 15.00 for 2 years old and over; children under 24 months are free.

Board the Pumpkin Patch train through the historic railway station in a 1920s passenger car, pulled by a vintage ALCo RS-1 diesel-electric locomotive (or other vintage locomotive, subject to availability) all the way to the special pumpkin where every child between the ages of 2 and 12 can select a free pumpkin. Everyone can enjoy the free cider and cookies. Of course, the exhibits, artefacts, and multiple configurations of working model trains inside the restored over 100-year-old Danbury Station will be open for your education and entertainment. In the railroad yard, enter real railroad cars and locomotives. There is a well stocked gift shop on site. The event will take place rain or shine. If desired, reservations can be made online at https://www.danburyrail.org/pumpkin. Children are invited to come in disguise.

The Danbury Railway Museum is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation and education of the history of the railway. The museum is located in the Danbury Railway Station and Yard restored in 1903 at 120 White Street, Danbury, CT and features many of the area’s railway artifacts, including more than 70 vintage wagons and locomotives. For more information, visit the website at http://www.danburyrail.org, send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call the museum at 203-778-8337.

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