CENTRAL CONNECTICUT CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE: Pumpkin Patch Trains From the Thomaston Train Station

Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce issued the following announcement on Oct. 22.

Enjoy the best of Connecticut’s fall foliage this weekend and take a train ride to the Pumpkin Patch where the families can select their own pumpkin and everyone can savor cider and donuts. The Railroad Museum Of New England’s Naugatuck Railroad offers the last weekend of its 12th Annual “Pumpkin Patch” train rides.

“We are having a great season with scenic views of the Litchfield Hills and the Naugatuck River with thousands of pumpkins" shares Steve Casey, President of the Railroad Museum Of New England. “Families take selfies and capture wonderful memories of time together, enjoying the beauty of the season."

Pumpkin Patch Trains are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday throughout October at 10am, 12:15pm, and 2:30pm. Trains first travel north into the Litchfield Hills, across the face of the Thomaston Dam, and then head south where families select their pumpkins and and take photos. Passengers re-board the train for the ride back to the historic Thomaston Station.

Last week, visitors witnessed the Museum’s classic orange, black, and white New Haven FL-9 locomotive lead-ing the four restored 1920's passenger coaches. Most of the rides sold out.

The fares are $20 for adults and $18 for seniors (age 62+) and children (ages 3-12). Children 2 and under are only one dollar. Family Fun Pack (2 adults & 2 children) are $60. Purchase tickets online at www.rmne.org or phone 860-283-7245 anytime. All tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

Trains depart from Thomaston Station at 242 East Main St, Thomaston, Connecticut. Tickets are picked up at Thomaston Station's “WILL CALL” window on the day of your train ride. Please arrive at the Station 30 minutes before departure time. Trains leave promptly at the scheduled times.

The RMNE, located at the historic Thomaston Train Station, is a not-for-profit, all volunteer, educational and historical organization that dates back to January 1968. The mission of the RMNE is to tell the story of the re-gion’s rich railroad heritage through our educational exhibits and operation of the Naugatuck Railroad. The mu-seum concept is more than just artifacts; it's also a story of the region and the development of society around the railroad.

More information about the Railroad Museum of New England can be found at: www.rmne.org.

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