Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Delaware River Railroad Excursions 2015 Events

Received the following via email from The Delaware River Railroad Excursions, Phillipsburg, NJ.  

The Delaware River Railroad Excursions 2015
Easter Bunny Train Ride, A Day Out With Thomas,River Train, Steam Train, Mine Train, Winery Train 
We have many exciting trips coming up this year. Please review the email below for all that we have to offer!
The Easter Bunny Train Ride & Easter Egg Hunt
March 28,29 & April 4th
Ride the Easter Bunny Train Ride and visit with Mr. E. Bunny on the train. Your ride will wind along the scenic Delaware River leaving from the Historic District of Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The train will travel along the river to Carpentersville and our destination will be the site of the historic Lime Kilns. In front of the 150 year old Lime kilns is a beautiful little glade filled with Easter eggs! Once we arrive you can get off the train, take a picture with Mr. Bunny and gather 4 Easter eggs!
On the train enjoy our banjo playing Hobo and a Juggler!

Trips run on:
March 28,29 and April 4tth
11am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm and 3:30 pm

A Day Out With Thomas
July 10,11,12,17,18,19

Day Out With Thomas is a family event that offers children and their grownups the opportunity to ride with classic storybook friend Thomas the Tank Engine™ . Parents, grandparents and siblings join their aspiring engineers in the fun. The Day Out With Thomas experience will engineer miles of smiles for the whole family and introduce a new generation to the timeless excitement of railroading.
The train pulled by Thomas leaves every hour on the hour, 10 am to 5 pm.

You may also ride  the River Train along the scenic Delaware River  to Pinchers Point, New Jersey ( an hour and fifteen minute round trip).  For an added adventure take theRiver Train  to the Ol' Susquehanna Mine , enjoy the animated Mine Shaft Explosion, History and learn how to pan for Gem Stones that you can take home!.
The trips pulled by Thomas take you along the beautiful Delaware River to North Carpentersville New Jersey, a 25 minute ride.
The River Train   pulled by our STEAM locomotive #142  follows the same route  journeying further along the river to Edingers  with a brief stop at the "Old Susquehanna" gem stone mine.  At the mine you may get off , visit the mine and learn how to pan for gems.  Each passenger receives a bag of mine tiling's , a brief history of the mine and use of the  sluice to prospect for their very own gem stones they can bring home!
 You may also purchase tickets the day of the event for all trains although we advise that you purchase your tickets in advance.
Trains to  and from the mine depart every hour.  Stay at the mine as little as an hour or as long as you like!
Experience the exploding mine shaft tour-- its a hoot!
The Warren County Winery Train
May 2nd through October 26th
Enjoy a beautiful journey along the scenic Delaware River behind New Jersey's only operating steam locomotive.
Visit to one of New Jersey's most beautiful Wineries. The train will take you to the end of  our line where you will board a bus for the short trip to the winery which is located  in Finesville, New Jersey
The Warren County Winery Train is operated by the Delaware River Railroad Excursions located in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. We are a Non-profit, 501 (c) 3 corporation and staffed almost entirely by volunteers.
Your Journey
After a Steam Train ride along the Delaware and a short bus ride through rolling farmlands, you will arrive at Villa Milagro Vineyards ( .
 There you will learn how grapes are grown and made into wine.  Then you will sample their delicious wines and have an opportunity to purchase them at the source.  If you would like to enjoy your wine with a picnic, bring a lunch and relax at tables in tree groves at the Ol'Susquehanna Mine and Corn Maze or at the station in Phillipsburg.  You are welcome to detrain at the Mine and spend as much time as you like relaxing in the picnic grove then catch a later train.
2015 TRIPS
The New York Susquehanna & Western Technical & Historical Society inc.
The New York Susquehanna & Western Technical & Historical Society is a non-profit educational society interested in the preservation of the rich railroad history of New Jersey, most specifically that of the New York Susquehanna & Western Railway. Society members are located in half of the states and have come from around the world, at times numbering up to 500. The society is primarily funded by its partnership in the Delaware River Railroad Excursions based out of Phillipsburg. Easter Bunny, A Day Out With Thomas and The Polar Express train rides are favorite themed events!
The Society has three of the original four Susquehanna Budd cars and an operating steam locomotive as part of its 20 piece collection of railroad equipment. If you are interested in railroading there are many ways to get involved. The Delaware River Railroad Excursions needs train crew and maintenance personnel. Maywood Station needs caretakers and docents. There are the meetings and publications to administer. At all sites there is always plenty to do.
Take your time and look around the site. Enter the chat room, read some stories, or just browse through the many pictures. If you are interested in riding the very best historic train trips any where, visit the train trips area and buy tickets today! 
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Chris Cotty
The Delaware River Railroad Excursions
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