Essex Steam Trains

Written by Amy Hall
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Tourists who visit Connecticut are often urged to board the Essex Steam Train for some fun in the Connecticut River Valley. Both adults and children can enjoy this spectacular ride with views of the Connecticut River and the surrounding New England towns. Two coal-fired locomotives are available and they pull the carefully restored railroad cars. Riding the Essex Steam Trains is like going back in time to the days of the steam engine.

The Valley Railroad Company operates the Essex Steam Trains, and they are thrilled to be able to share the beauty of the Connecticut River Valley with their visitors. When you ride the steam train, you will see a variety of beautiful views only found in Connecticut. You will also pass by some of the most nostalgic and quaint towns in Connecticut, which includes Essex.

When you ride the Essex Steam Trains, you can really appreciate the beauty and splendor of the Connecticut fall foliage. You may wish to make reservations on the dinner train to really add a special touch to your Connecticut vacation. Wintertime brings with it the magic of Christmas and the children will love a visit by Santa Claus.

The Essex Steam Trains for all Seasons

Spring and summer are also excellent seasons to take a ride on the Essex Steam Train, as the sunshine is warm, the scent of blooming flowers is in the air, and the open-air train is the perfect way to enjoy a cool breeze. You can see for miles, as you get up close and personal with the natural beauty that is common to this area of the country. Connecticut vacations are filled with adventure, history, and natural beauty, and the Essex Steam Train is a 'must see' for visitors to the state.


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