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Upcoming TRAIN Excursions

Sunday, July 26, 2015:

‘LCCA Convention Special'
on the Providence & Worcester Railroad
Worcester to Groton, CT & Return
including a visit to the Submarine Force Museum in Groton, CT

The Lionel Collector’s Club of America (“The best toy train club on the planet” will hold their annual convention in Danvers this year in late July. This year’s LCCA Convention concludes with a specially-chartered excursion on the Providence & Worcester Railroad on Sunday, July 26.

Mass Bay RRE is pleased to offer our members and friends a limited number of coach seats on this trip over the P&W’s Norwich Branch from Worcester to Groton, CT and the Submarine Force Museum, home of the USS Nautilus. This rare opportunity will not otherwise be available to the public.

The ‘LCCA Convention Special’ will depart from the P&W’s operating headquarters on Hammond Street in Worcester, MA at 8:30 AM. We’ll travel down the P&W’s Norwich Branch through Putnam, Plainfield and Norwich, and then continue southward along the banks of the Thames River to the Submarine Force Museum, the only submarine museum operated by the United States Navy.

Note: This excursion is essentially the same as the 'Nautilus Extra' run by Mass Bay RRE in May, 2014.


Saturday, September 12, 2015:

‘Downeaster/WW&F Adventure’
Boston & points north to Brunswick, Maine aboard Amtrak’s Downeaster
featuring an afternoon of trains & photography
at the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum in Alna, Maine

Downeaster trainMass Bay Railroad Enthusiasts announces the return of our popular Downeaster Adventure from Boston to Brunswick, Maine, this year featuring a visit to the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum for an entire afternoon of train watching, riding and photography.

Our one-day special excursion departs from Boston’s North Station at 9:05 AM aboard Amtrak Downeaster train 691 to Brunswick. Passengers may also depart from Woburn (Anderson RTC) or Haverhill. Sit back in your reclining coach seat and enjoy a relaxing trip over the former B&M and MEC route through Portland and on to Brunswick. There we'll transfer to chartered buses for the short trip to the 2-foot narrow-gauge Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum at Sheepscot Station.

WWF #9We’ve chartered the WW&F for a full afternoon of railfan activities. We’ll be celebrating the return to service of Locomotive #9, culminating a 20-year restoration to operating condition by the WW&F. #9 is truly a unique engine. It is the only surviving locomotive from 3 different Maine two foot gauge railroads: the Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes, the Kennebec Central, and the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington. Additionally, it is the oldest of the surviving Maine Two Footer locomotives (built 1891), and only one of possibly two locomotives surviving from its builder, the Portland Company of Portland, Maine. Both diesel and steam-powered trains will be operating throughout our visit, providing multiple opportunities for photo runbys. You’ll also be able to visit the WW&F’s gift shop, museum and preservation shops.


Saturday, October 17, 2015:

‘Fall Circle Tour' on the Providence & Worcester Railroad
(Boston) - Worcester - Providence, RI - Cranston - Groton, CT - Norwich - Plainfield - Putnam - Worcester
The eighth edition of our special Fall outing with a unique routing through the Blackstone River valley, the scenic seascapes of the Connecticut shoreline, the Thames River and the mill towns of eastern Connecticut.


Saturday, January 2, 2016:

‘Covered Wagon in the Snow '
Photographers' Special on the Conway Scenic Railroad
(Boston) - North Conway, NH - Notchland & Return featuring ex-Boston & Maine F7A 4266



To be announced.

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

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