Thursday, March 23, 2017

3 weeks away! The Easter Bunny Train Ride & Easter Egg Hunt

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Dear Jan,

Ride the ONLY Easter Bunny train ride where you get off the train and have an Easter Egg Hunt!
While on the train visit with Mr. E. Bunny. Give him a hug and take a picture!
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 filled with little toys ( similar to what you find in cracker jack).
Enjoy the cute Easter music on the train, the gift shop, the snack bar, our banjo playing Hobo and a Juggler, its fun for the whole family!

Trips run on:
April 8, 9 and 15th
11am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm and 3:30 pm

Thomas Comes In July!

JULY 7,8,9,14,15,16,
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 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 Delaware River Railroad Excursions is operated by the New York Susquehanna & Western Technical & Historical Society Inc, a 501 c (3) non profit corporation.
 We are operated entirely by volunteers.

The Delaware River Railroad Excursions, 99 Elizabeth Street, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865