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!
2016 will be our 13th year! The season will start with our antique
diesel locomotive, followed by steam locomotive Susquehanna #142 in
The Delaware River Railroad Excursion has much to offer.
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. 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 with a nice tour of the
grounds. Then you will have aboutone hour to sample their delicious
wines and have an opportunity to purchase them at the source. Once that
is done, they will let you know when the bus has come back to pick you up and bring you back to the train, so no worries about being left behind!
Once the bus drops you back off and you board the train
again, it will begin to make its journey home... but not before passing
the Ol' Susquehanna Mine! You are welcome to detrain at the Mine free of
charge and spend as much time as you like relaxing in the picnic grove
and then catch a later train home (trains come every hour and half)If
you would like to enjoy your wine with a picnic, bring a lunch and relax
at picnic tables in tree groves at the Ol' Susquehanna Mine/Corn Maze
grove or at the station in Phillipsburg where you originally parked
(please see our website for pictures of our groves at the mine/maze and
at the station). The cost is $35 per person and it includes everything
for a day filled with wine and fun!
Gemstone Panning is a great activity for all ages.
Participants may find up to 11 ounces of gemstones in a single bag
which may include amethyst, rubies, rose quartz, emeralds, crystals, and
an arrowhead. All gems are of high quality and may be suitable for
cutting, polishing, and mounting. With every mine train ticker you will receive one bag of mining ore from the Ole' Susquehanna Mine.
Upon arriving at the mine site your guide will tell you the story
of Sylas Smith and how he found the mine and about his tragic death
which left the mind uncovered until this very year! Next you will walk
over the the Ole' Susquehanna mines operating sluice and learn how to
pan for gem stones. once you understand how to pan give it a try and see
if you can find some gems!
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 the River 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
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!
Brought to you by the folks at the New Jersey Renaissance Faire & The Delaware River Railroad Excursions.
Prepare yourself for a full day of family fun and adventure on the
Knight Train. Immerse yourself in the fully interactive world of the
Enjoy the Renaissance Faire on the station grounds complete with acts and entertainment as well as food and merchandise vendors.
Enjoy the different acts, vendors and entertainment throughout the day, before and after your train ride back in time.
the real magic happens when you journey back in time to the King
Arthur's Tournament of Champions at the ruins of Kilns Castle. Each
train car will have it's very own Knight and Squire to escort you to the
tournament. BEWARE, the tournament may awaken the evil sprit rumored to
inhabit the ruins of the castle and disrupt the tournament! Will this
be the year? Come cheer on your champions at the ruins and if the evil
spirit makes her move, lets hope that Merlin the great wizard shows up
in time to save the day!
"All Aboard" The Polar Express at the Delaware River Railroad Excursions..
Inspired by the run-away hit movie produced by Warner Bros.
Entertainment, Inc. and the award winning book by Chris Van Allsburg,
this holiday favorite comes to life as you and your family take a ride
on The Polar Express.
Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, families are sure to
enjoy their trip complete with hot chocolate and cookies served on
board the train. Passengers will then be entertained by a reading of the
Polar Express. Santa will greet the children and each child will
receive their own sleigh bell, just like in the movie, to those who
Experience the joy of singing songs with our roaming hobos, be amazed at
our Juggling Chef and make your wishes in person to Santa himself!
The Polar Express in Phillipsburg, New Jersey is sure to
become an annual holiday tradition for the whole family. Families are
encouraged to wear their pajamas for the ride and join in on the magic