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Saturday, April 29, 2017:

'Torrington Extra Photo Special'
on the Naugatuck Railroad


(Boston) – Thomaston, CT -- Waterbury (Highland Jct.) – Torrington & Return

NH 2019Join Mass. Bay RRE for a return trip – our first since 2003 -- over the entire ex- New York, New Haven & Hartford Naugatuck Railroad from Waterbury to Torrington, CT. Opened in 1849, then leased to the New Haven in 1889, the "Naugy" is now owned by the Connecticut Department of Transportation and operated by volunteers of the Railroad Museum of New England. Our "Tour of the Line" charter train will cover all of the Naugy's operable track, including the "freight-only" section north of the Army Corps' Thomaston Dam to Torrington. The line from Waterbury to Torrington was upgraded last year in a major ConDOT-funded rehab that replaced 11,000 ties, a mile of rail, and surfaced almost 10 miles of track.

Our special train will leave the preserved Thomaston depot promptly at 10 AM. We'll first head south to Highland Junction, the Naugatuck's connection to Pan Am Southern (from Hartford) in Waterbury. Then we'll return to Thomaston for a lunch break. Passengers may order a box lunch or bring their own picnic lunch to eat off the train during our stop. We'll then continue north, traveling across the face of the Thomaston dam and over the newly-restored track to the end of the line in Torrington. Several runbys and photo opportunities are planned, including locations that are accessible only by rail.

Ex-New Haven EMD FL-9 2019, completely restored to its classic original McGinnis-era New Haven livery, will lead our train of three ex-Canadian National coaches and former Rutland combine 260. Extra-fare coach seating in the Rutland 260 includes exclusive access to the combine section, where the baggage doors will be open for photographers.

Train capacity is limited! Passengers wishing to sit together must order tickets together as a group. Mass Bay RRE members will receive discounted fares. See our web site for complete details and membership information. (NOTE: Mass Bay RRE membership is not necessary to ride this trip.)

Joseph's busThe Boston Connection Package
Sit back and leave the driving to us! Our connecting motor coach package offers a guaranteed connection with our train at Thomaston. Our rest-room equipped motorcoach will leave Boston's South Station at 7:00 AM, the Riverside MBTA station at 7:20 AM and the Millbury Park & Ride (MassPike Exit 10A) at 7:50 AM. The motorcoach connection is scheduled to arrive back in the Boston area around 7:00 PM.

FARES:

Saturday, April 29 'Torrington Extra Photo Special'

Coach Seating (Train only, boarding at Thomaston, CT)
Adult MBRRE Member Coach Fare........................................................................... $55* SOLD OUT !
Adult Non-member Coach Fare...................................................................................$65  SOLD OUT !
Youth Coach Fare (ages 18 & under) .........................................................................$35
  SOLD OUT !

Boston Connection Package** (Boarding at South Station, Riverside MBTA , or Millbury, MA Park & Ride)
Adult MBRRE Member Package Fare..................................................................... $ 95*  SOLD OUT !  
Adult Non-member Package Fare.............................................................................$110   SOLD OUT !
Youth Package Fare (ages 18 & under) .....................................................................$75
   SOLD OUT !

Premium Seating & Other Options:
Rutland 260 Combine/Coach Supplemental Fare..................................................+ $20  SOLD OUT!
Box Lunch (indicate menu choice when ordering) ....................................................$10

*One discounted seat per member, except as noted in our Member Benefits policy.
**Note: Boston Connection Package includes round-trip rail fare and motor coach transportation from South Station, Riverside or Millbury to Thomaston & return.

BOX LUNCHES:

The box lunch will consist of a sandwich, chips, dessert & bottled water. Sandwich choices are as follows:

- Roast Beef.
- Ham & Cheese.
- Vegetarian.

HOW TO ORDER:

TRIP IS SOLD OUT AS OF APRIL 12!

Please use the order form to order your tour ticket and box lunch. Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped business-size envelope for return of your tickets. Full particulars of the tour will be sent with your tickets about two weeks before the trip.

For further information please call our information line at 978-470-2066, or send e-mail to: trips@massbayrre.org.

Orders are accepted by mail or telephone only. Mastercard, Visa, Discover & Amex accepted for all orders. For telephone orders please call 978-470-2066. No calls after 8:00 PM Eastern Time, please.

To download a printable copy of the trip flyer and order form, Click Here.

Mass Bay RRE is a non-profit [501(c)(3)] Massachusetts educational corporation.

 


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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To Contact Us:

Mass Bay RRE
P.O. Box 4245
Andover, MA 01810-0814

Information Line 978-470-2066

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