The Easter Bunny will be hopping aboard the Naugatuck Railroad on Sunday, April 9, and Saturday, April 15, for a scenic excursion along the Naugatuck River.  

All children will get to meet the Easter Bunny, according to Ellen Van Iderstine, co-chair of the annual event.  “Families are invited by the Easter Bunny to travel by train to his secret Easter Patch.  Upon arrival, children will participate in an ‘egg-sighting’ rubber duckie hunt before returning to historic Thomaston Station.  This event is pure magic and memories for children so don’t forget your camera!”

“The Bunny will be distributing the eggs in the train for the kids to fill with rubber duckies they find in the patch.  The Naugatuck Railroad offers a great opportunity for individuals, friends, and families to take a ride into our past,” said Sue Sample, the other co-chair of the event.  

Railroad Museum of New England president Steve Casey added, “We can all celebrate the beginning of spring, warmer weather, and Easter with our Bunny on the scenic Naugatuck Railroad!  The Bunny even welcomes selfies with all the kids and their families.
Three train rides are scheduled on Sunday, April 9, and Saturday, April 15 at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.  Children 2 years old and younger may ride free.   Children 3 to 12 are $16, adults are $18, and seniors 62 and older are $16.

Tickets can be purchased online at or phone 860-283-7245 anytime (24/7).  All tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

Trains depart from the Thomaston Station at 242 East Main Street, Thomaston.  Passengers may pick up tickets at the Thomaston Station’s “Will Call” window on the day of the event.  Please arrive at the Station 30 minutes before departure time.  Trains depart promptly at the scheduled times.

The Railroad Museum Of New England (RMNE) is a not-for-profit, all volunteer, educational and historical organization that dates back to January 1968. The mission of the RMNE is to tell the story of the region’s rich railroad heritage through our educational exhibits and operation of the Naugatuck Railroad.  The museum concept is more than artifacts, it’s also a story of the region and the development of society around the railroad. It is located at the landmark Thomaston Train Station. The RMNE owns and operates the Naugatuck Railroad.

From birthday parties to corporate events, contact the RMNE to find out how the Thomaston Station and the Naugatuck Railroad can offer you a unique experience.

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