Tuesday, January 26, 2016

First Section of Track Re-opened on the Alexauken Division

BR&W Trains To Head South From Ringoes!
BR&W is pleased to announce that several of our 2016 trains and events will be extended to feature a trip over the first portion of the Alexauken Division to be returned to service. These will be the first scheduled passenger trains to head south from Ringoes since 1997!

The railroad has been reopened to Mile Post 6 along Garboski Road, allowing selected excursion trains to continue their journey approximately 1 mile south past Ringoes Station.

So when can you catch the first train south? On Saturdays this Summer, we are tentatively planning on extending the last train of the day to include a trip one mile south of Ringoes! Details will be announced on our website this spring.

What's Next?
Our crews are continuing towards Bowne Station, 2.5 miles south of Ringoes. There, we will establish a new station, platform, and picnic area to support service to WoodsEdge Farm!

WoodsEdge Farm is a gorgeous family farm deep in rural Hunterdon County. Our friends at WoodsEdge own and operate this vertically integrated fiber farm that is home to huacaya and suri alpacas, suri llamas and Tibetian yak. The WoodsEdge herds are housed in 4 livestock barns and rotationally graze 28 pastures. The Event Barn is filled with years of trophies and ribbons won by WoodsEdge breeding stock and is home of the WoodsEdge Farm Store featuring products made from hypo-allergenic alpaca & llama.

BR&W service to this new station will include
  • Scheduled trains featuring tours of the farm and shopping at the farm store.
  • Charters for parties, weddings, and other functions.
  • Other special events to be announced!

We plan to reopen the remaining track to WoodsEdge for our 2017 season - but we need your support. Today we launched a campaign to raise the remaining funds necessary to complete this work! Click Here to learn how you can support us and help us reach our goal - and bring the trains back to Lambertville!