Friday, September 25, 2015

Fall Events at BR&W Railroad

Received the following via email from the Black River & Western Railroad, Flemington, NJ.

Fall Events
Black River & Western Railroad!

Autumn is almost here, and we have an exciting lineup of special events that are just around the bend! Old favorites like the Great Train Robbery are back, along with new events like Triple Header Day and more! Here's what's coming:

September 26: The Great Train Robbery. Help the Sheriff protect the train from the dreaded Covered Bridge Gang! Reservations required. Features steam locomotive #60!

September 27: Triple Header Day. Special trains pulled by THREE locomotives, including steam locomotive #60. Reservations required.

October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25: Pumpkin Trains. Enjoy the fall colors from the train, then pick your own pumpkins and enjoy other activities at Pumpkin Junction. Additional fee for pumpkins and activities, no reservations required.

October 24: Muirhead Foods Tasting Event. Sample sweet and savory treats from BR&W neighbor Muirhead Foods. Reservations required.

For complete details on all of our trains and events

Christmas train tickets are selling fast! Click Here to review the schedule and purchase your tickets today!

The Great Train Robbery - 2015
Saturday September 26, 2015 Keep a watchful eye on your fellow passengers during your round-trip ride between Flemington and Ringoes - you never know who may be a member of the dreaded Covered Bridge Gang! Geared towards younger children, our Great Train Robbery features comically inept members of the Covered Bridge Gang taking control of the train only to be apprehended by the Sheriff with the help of his young deputies!

Triple Header Day
Sunday September 27, 2015 Join us for this first-of-its-kind event at BR&W, Triple Header Day! Trains will be pulled by a trio of locomotives including steam locomotive #60, diesel-electric #400, and diesel-electric #1202! The 11:00 AM train includes the round-trip to Ringoes and a commemorative ticket. The 1:00 PM train includes a commemorative ticket, poster, and photo run-bys. PLEASE REVIEW THE DETAILS on our website before purchasing tickets, as the two trains have different features and prices!

Muirhead Foods Tasting
Saturday October 24, 2015 Muirhead Foods is teaming up with BR&W to serve finger foods made with their popular fruit butters, chutneys, and mustards. Muirhead Foods is a family-run company founded by Ed and Doris Simpson in 1974 as a fine dinging restaurant using seasonal ingredients in their dishes. Now, you can sample some of their most popular products in the comfort of BR&W's club car! Your ticket includes a round-trip ride from Flemington to Ringoes and return, finger foods / samples from Muirhead Foods, and bottled water, coffee, or hot tea. Each booth seats 4 - groups of less than 4 may be seated with other guests.

Candy Cane Limited - 2015
Saturday November 21, 2015 to Sunday December 20, 2015Board this train at Flemington Station for a ride to Ringoes and return. On board the train, Santa, Mrs Claus, and their helper will greet all the kids, posing for photos upon request. All passengers receive a candy cane, and kids receive a small gift from Santa! Perfect for younger children that would have trouble waiting in line at the North Pole, or may be overwhelmed by an extended visit with Santa. This train does NOT include at stop at Ringoes or the "North Pole". Coaches are heated.

North Pole Express - 2015
Saturday November 21, 2015 to Sunday December 20, 2015 The North Pole Express offers an exciting train ride to North Pole Station to visit Santa & Mrs Claus! Enjoy refreshments, singing along with the elves, a chance to tell Santa your Christmas wish, and much more. This is a special experience the entire family won't forget. For complete details on this event please visit our website at

Victorian Christmas Special - 2015
Friday December 4, 2015 New for 2015, BR&W's Victorian Christmas Special features a more traditional faith-based Christmas celebration than our more secular Candy Cane Limited and North Pole Express. This unique event features live performances by Victorian Carolers from Act 1 Productions, a live nativity scene, a visit from Father Christmas, stories of the very first Christmas, and more! Your train departs from Flemington Station. Allow approximately two to two and a half hours for your entire trip. Coaches are heated.