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Upcoming TRAIN Excursions
SECOND SECTION ADDED! Saturday & Sunday, October 29 & 30, 2016:
'Two Rivers Steam Special'
on the Providence & Worcester Railroad, Amtrak and the Valley Railroad
Worcester - Putnam, CT - Groton - Old Saybrook - Essex, CT - Goodspeeds & Return
Mass Bay RRE joins forces with the Providence & Worcester Railroad and the Valley Railroad to offer this unique charter train experience, operating over three railroads with diesel and steam power!
Our special train will depart from the P&W's headquarters on Hammond Street in Worcester at 8:30 AM for the trip south on the P&W's Norwich Branch. After an additional stop for passengers at Putnam, CT, we'll continue on through Plainfield and Norwich, running alongside the Thames River for the rest of the trip to Groton.
At Groton, we'll take the west leg of the wye onto Amtrak's Northeast Corridor main line for the dash to Old Saybrook, where we'll turn north onto the tracks of the Valley Railroad.
At Old Saybrook, the Valley Railroad's 2-8-2 steam locomotive New Haven 3025 will be waiting to take over our train. We'll swap power and head north on the Valley Railroad behind the 3025, passing through Essex and along the Connecticut River to the end of the operable track at Goodspeeds. Naturally, there will be a photo runby along the way! At Goodspeeds, the 3025 will run around our train on the new runaround track before hauling us south back to Old Saybrook. After a quick engine change, we'll retrace our route through Groton and Norwich, arriving back at Worcester around 9:15 PM.
DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND, WE WILL OPERATE THIS TRIP AGAIN ON SUNDAY, OCT. 30!!
Historical Information From Mass Bay RRE Excursions
Mass Bay RRE publishes a "Historical Brochure and Route Description" booklet for each of our rail excursions. Each booklet contains extensive information on the history and points of interest of the routes traveled. To obtain a list of brochures from past trips that are available for purchase, Click Here . The list is in reverse chronological order and lists the trip title or train name, the terminal points for the trip, and the purchase price for each brochure. Details on how to order brochures are also contained on the list.
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